With the wedding season getting started for 2012, I thought it would be a great idea to post some tips for the bride and groom about how to get the most from their wedding photos. So this is the first in a series of tips we have compiled through out our years of shooting hundreds of weddings.
TIP # 1 – ALLOW ENOUGH TIME FOR YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTMENT TO PAY OFF
Long after the nervousness of the ”big walk” down the aisle fades, the taste of the catered food slips away, the excitement, love and overpowering feelings of your wedding day goes into long term memory what is it that will bring that day and those memories flooding back into the present? Your wedding photographs!
Especially in times of a poor economy, the investment you make in your wedding photography is important. Not only because it might be one of the more expensive parts of your wedding budget, but because many times it is not treated with the importance it deserves as the only real, tangible product from this wondrous day, well that is, aside from the fact that you are now married which is really the goal for the day anyway!
During the excitement of getting married and the strong desire to share this day with your guests many couples want to just “get the photos over with” so they can get to the reception as quickly as possible. As a wedding photographer who has been at more weddings than most wedding couples, I know how important it is to capture the emotions and details of your wedding day so you can have those memories forever.
Even though my wife and I are very skilled at getting the formal shots at a wedding done quickly and efficiently there is almost never enough time set aside after the ceremony for us to slow things down a bit and get the bride and groom to take a deep breath and relax! We want to make sure that each wedding couple gets the best photos possible, ones that catch the love between them that is just pouring out of them.
During our talks with the bride and/or groom months before the wedding we attempt to explain to them how important this time after the ceremony is but as the wedding day approaches and the excitement and nerves build, it is hard for them to overcome their emotions and take the time to really focus on capturing their love for each other.
So TIP#1 is for the bride and groom to write down in their wedding day schedule how much their photos will mean to them months and years after the wedding. To remember to include in their written schedule that time to relax right after the ceremony and devote some time for just the two of them to show how much they love each other on this hectic, exciting and one of a kind day!
Come see us at the Pickwick Bridal Show at Pickwick Landing State Park on Feb. 5th!
Wishing you a long life of love and happiness,