Certainly, when choosing a wedding photographer and planning your newlywed portraits, you were dealing with questions like "Do we really take pictures of what we want?" or "Are we in tastes?" or "Can we do anything to make our wedding photos exactly according to our ideas?". And the answer to the last question is YES. Even if you take a lot of time to choose your wedding photographer and finally find and choose the one whose work is perfectly suited to you and whose style you like greatly, there is certainly no harm to doing a little extra to make your wedding photos absolutely right by imagination - just as you dreamed it. That's why I have these few tips on how you can influence the results of your photos!
1. Create a list of photos
The easiest way not to miss a single photo you want is to write a photo list (or create an album with photos that serve as a master) and then pass the list or album to your photographer and discuss the options for taking all (or most) photos from the list with regard to the expected weather, location and other things affecting the shot.
2. Explore the location for the photo shoot
Obviously you already know in advance where your wedding will take place, or at least celebrations during which you will probably be leaving for a photo shoot of newlywed portraits. Take a trip to the place before the wedding and see the nearest surroundings and think about the places you want to have in the photos. The photographer himself will probably make a tour of the location himself before the wedding itself, but you may discover yourself a place you like, and the photographer might not notice it at the sight. If you have a scheduled appointment with your photographer between your inspection and the wedding, take a photo of the place you like on the mobile phone.
3. Determine your photo coordinator
For example, agree with one of the witnesses or anyone who will help you during the wedding day, and use his help during the photo shoot. If you have a photo coordinator, you'll save a lot of time, especially when organizing group photos. Include your groups in the list of photos and give the list to the coordinator to know when and who to stand in front of the photographer. Your photographer will be excited and the energy saved will give you a great result in portrait shooting! And take the coordinator too for a portrait photo shoot - sometimes it is helpful to hold a bouquet, jacket and other propriety that you will occasionally postpone during a photo shoot. Give the coordinator a camera or ask him to do a few so-called backstage photos from your photo shoot. If you enjoy having a photo shoot, you can also remember it with a photo. And the photographer will surely pluck your hands for giving such a photo :)
4. Communicate with the photographer and tell him your expectations
Even if you have selected exactly the kind of photographer whose style you like, it is never hurt to say what photos you expect and what you do not want. Also discuss the time to take pictures of the newlywed portraits and be sure to give advice to your wedding photographer. If you tell him your expectations and the photographer tells you it would be useful to define two hours of time for a photo shoot, trust him and try to define two hours of time.
5. Have fun!
Don't think too much about someone taking pictures of you. Don't worry about posing in front of a photographer, nor think about how you look in the photos. Just enjoy your wedding day and let your photographer take pictures of the most beautiful moments where you have a natural smile on your face and sincere joy in your wedding day. Snapshots will definitely be the nicest photos you can get!