Your wedding is a day that you may have been imagining for years. It is your day, a perfect day. A day that celebrates you, your spouse and your love for each other.
There are a few simple things you can do that will help your photographer capture every image you are imagining for your wedding.
1. CREATE A MOOD BOARD
To deliver personalized photos, it is important for your photographers to understand your personalities, preferences, and relationship. To help your photographer get to know you, a mood board can be the perfect display. Websites like Pinterest provide an easy platform to create mood boards by saving images that you like. This is a great way to visually communicate the style of photos you love for your engagement and wedding day photos.
2. HIRE A QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHER
Hiring a quality photographer is key to having the wedding day of your dreams. With there being so many wedding photographers out there, it may be difficult (and even at times overwhelming) to determine the right talent for your big day. Before making any decision, do your research; read client reviews to see what other couples’ experiences were and most importantly, follow your instincts. Wedding planning websites such as WeddingWire provide a way of seeing vendors near you, their client reviews, their prices, and examples or their work.
3. INCORPORATE SPECIAL PROPS
Give your photos an added sentimental touch by incorporating a prop or two into your photos. I am not suggesting a entire line up of props, but a sweet sign, playful element, or a personal token can definitely take your photos to the next level! Also, if you are like me, I am not a over comfortable in front of the camera. Props can give you a place for your hands and often times add to your level of confidence.
You can plan props, spend hours saving pins and creating a mood board, but if you don't communicate what you want in your photos to your photographer don't expect them to know! If you have any special shots you want taken, be sure to communicate that in advance to your photographer so that they can make sure they have what they need to make that happen! A simple email or phone call will do.
Hello! I'm Morgan.
Wisconsin-based photographer. Located in Appleton, WI. I have the privilege of working for a local non-profit, Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs while also managing Morgan E Photography.