1. First look and family photos before a wedding? pros and cons.. If you are having a wedding ceremony and reception all in one place, this trend is a great one for you to consider. The main reason to do so, is to be sure to get great photographs of the bridal party, and families without any interruption in the party that will follow . We love to work out a time schedule that is just right for completing this. It's also a great way to accomplish photos at any alternate site, like the streets of the city. What is the downside? The bride and groom do away with an old tradition about not seeing each other until the moment the bride walks down the aisle. The reason that tradition even existed was for arranged marriages! If the bride was already walking down the aisle, it was too late to run from the groom that was up front waiting!
2.Make-up and hair tips from photographers. Actually this one is not about the actual application of make-up or any certain hair style. Its more about timing . Be really upfront with these great artists when planning your timeline. As a photographer, I see brides in panic too often when things are running late. The fact is, if the bride is 20 minutes from hair and make-up, the photographers are not able to accomplish the requested photos. The entire day can be awkward and rushed when this happens, so be really specific with your artists.
3. Pinterest! Stay away from it. The professionals you have hired were chosen with great care, and there is a reason you liked them from the start. One of those reasons is the knowledge they bring to the hectic day of a wedding. When you include 25 of your favorite must have Pinterest photos, your image maker becomes obsessed with getting all of these accomplished and no longer has time for those amazing candid and storytelling images you hired them for.
4.The wedding album. The most important part of the photographers job. When you think about it, your parents and even grandparents albums are family heirlooms. Families hold them in very high esteem. They even fight over them when people pass away. So don't think for a minute they aren't important anymore. We actually have some people asking to eliminate them from their coverage. You really need to give that one more consideration. We realize people are trying to save money, but this is one point we are prepared to fight for. How can your band, florist and caterer services be more valuable than the one thing you will have from this big day for the rest of your life? ( I already know the answer)