Bridal Club Magazine
Choosing A Photographer
Your photographeris a key
player in your wedding, as it is through the lens that you will
receive many memories of your day. Photographs will stimulate
memories for years to come; memories you will relive with your
friends or even relate one day to your grandchildren.
So it is vital you choose the correct photographer, and make
sure everything goes according to plan on your big day.
Let me introduce our Ten Top Tips for dealing with your
1. Shop around. Don't hire any photographer without
looking at their portfolio first. Photographers have their
own different styles, so you need to see at least three or four
different portfolios before choosing the style that suits you
.. The one that particularly appeals to you is obviously the
one you should seriously consider.
2. Book your photographer early; the sooner the
better. The bare minimum would be four months in advance.
3. Have at least one major
consultation with your photographer. This can be done face to face
or, if this isn't possible, over the phone or via email. We
recommend both the bride and groom attend this consultation as it
is here you establish exactly what you're looking for in a wedding
4. Make sure your photographer can produce what you are
visualising. Remember, it is your wedding and you deserve to
have everything just right!
5. Two to three weeks before the wedding, contact the
photographer again, just to confirm all the arrangements and make
sure he/she has got the dates and times right.
...Shop around. Don't
hire ny photographer without looking at their portfolio
6. Practices for regular photos are not necessary, but
there are certain photos you should prepare for. For example,
if you wish a photograph of the two of you exchanging rings,
practise this. Quite often the happy couple obscures with
their bodies the placing of the rings, thus losing any chance of a
quality photograph. Other photos that you may want to consider
practising are your first kiss and the cutting of the cake.
7. In the week preceding your wedding, check the weather
forecast. You'll know then what to prepare for, especially if the
photos are to be taken outside.
8. If you are planning an exotic location for your
photographs (eg. a forest or a beach) you need to be especially
sure that everything is checked and all the arrangements are made.
This includes things like checking the tide table if the
shots are to be taken on the beach!
9. If these photographs are really important to you, you
might want to consider a back-up plan, in case anything does go
wrong. What if it's too windy outside for great shots?
Perhaps rain is threatening. Remember, it is better to be safe than
sorry - strange things will tend to happen on your wedding day!
10. Once those photographs are taken, don't forget to show
them off to the world on your FREE wedding website
here, on the New Zealand Wedding Planner. This way
friends and family can share in your happiness no matter where they