Why is Wedding Photography So Breathtaking?

A picture is worth a thousand words says the old sayings and this is more true than ever on your big day, the day you get married. Your wedding is only going to happen once. You don’t want to miss anything during that big day. It may only be a few short hours but they are the first steps to the rest of your life. You need your photographs taken during that day to represent that and want the photographer to be able to capture that idea.

Nothing should be missed. The big events like the exchanging of the rings, walking down the aisle together, saying “I Do” and the first kiss as man and wife are what typically come to mind when wedding photography is mentioned but it is the little moments that aren’t scripted but happen and get caught on camera which make a world of difference. The magical look in the bride and groom’s eyes as they stand at the altar waiting to commit the rest of their lives to each other or the look in a father’s eyes as he gives his little girl away are part of what makes wedding photography so breathe taking and unique from any traditional photography which is displayed.

Your big day will be over before you know it and the only tangible item left over will be the photographs taken that day. You can’t get the day back and the photographs can help you re-live every single moment from the planned events to the little bloopers that helped make it so special and memorable for everyone involved. You can look back at that day in photo form and relive everything you experienced. You will be able to show your future children and grand children who will help you share in those memories even though they weren’t physically there to help you celebrate the life changing event.

Wedding photographers will capture moments in ways that you never thought or have even seen possible. A good photographer will use their equipment and talent together to create an album that simply takes your breath away. They may use grayscale, toned, and other digital enhancements to really bring the true emotions through the photograph to be portrayed to you every time you view them.

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Wedding Photography Ideas – Be a Professional With These Tips – The Wedding Day

Welcome to part two of my series on wedding photography. This part will deal with the wedding day itself. We will explore wedding photography ideas about you, your equipment, the bride and groom, and many other aspects of photographing the wedding day.

OK, it’s the big day. First thing you need to decide is what to wear. As the photographer you want to blend in with the people attending the wedding. During your first interview with the engaged couple you should have gotten a feel for the type of wedding it will be. Whether it be a suit and tie, jeans and sport coat, or biker leathers, you need to try to dress the part of an invited guest.

Now it is time to pack up your equipment. Here is another great place to have a pre-made checklist. On it should be everything you have that you will need for the shoot. You may also want to include items like “is everything that was charging unplugged and packed”, you don’t want to leave anything at home. You may also want to bring along extra batteries for every piece of equipment that you are bringing. Having two or three cameras with different lenses is also a good idea. If one of them breaks, or malfunctions, you will have a spare right there ready to go, and you won’t miss a shot while you are changing lenses.

If this is your first time photographing a wedding, or if you are that type of person, you may be getting as nervous as the bride-groom… GET OVER IT. You must put forth a calm, relaxed, and professional fa├žade, even if you are quivering inside. If you seem to be nervous, your subjects will get nervous and it will be more difficult for you to get completely candid shots. It will also be more difficult to get the posed shots to look comfortable if you cause the people in those shots to lose confidence in their photographer.

When you get to the bride’s house, or the church, or wherever you previously agreed to start the day, you will want to focus on the bride. As a matter of fact, you will want to focus on the bride for the majority of the day. She, after all, is the star of the show! Any special event that needs to be photographed will happen around the vicinity of the bride. Anyone special to the bride, that she wants photos of, will also be near her for most of the day.

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