Wedding Pictures With WOW Factor – How To Cooperate With Your Photographer.

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1. Make sure the lighting at the wedding and the reception venue will allow the photographer to work without flash.

Churches, hotels etc. are often under-lit or very dark. If you choose a church to be your wedding shoot venue and there is no extra lighting, be aware of the fact that using flash kills the feeling and won’t let the photographer to show the beauty of the interior. If you choose a hotel or other room, remember that the reddish or bluish light that usually gets into dark room will also prevail in the photographs.

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2. It is important to connect with the photographer as a person.

There are few other people who would spend so much time with you during preparations, ceremony, and reception. If you understand each other or share a sense of humour, your pictures will be so much better.

Remember that you are a team with a common goal: pictures with a WOW effect.

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3. Don’t try to be somebody that you are not.

Don’t try to play a role be yourself, show what defines you, don’t act, don’t pretend to be someone else. You look best then you are yourself and that’s OK.

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4. Communicate – give all the details of your day to the photographer.

Sure your photographer has been to many weddings already and has seen it all, but he/she has not been to YOUR wedding yet! Don’t hesitate to discuss everything in detail, especially what you think is important or unusual. As a photographer, I do not interfere with the goings on, I observe and take photos. It’s easier when I’m not surprised by anything important
about to happen suddenly.

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5. If you pose, don’t force yourself to do anything that you are not comfortable with.

If you like to pose, if portrait photography is your thing, that’s great but remember that copying someone else’s picture that you liked might not be the best for you. I let the couple just be with each other, show emotions, go for a walk, take a breather from the mayhem of the wedding day. Don’t rush it, give yourself and your photographer time and you’re sure to get WOW photographs!

Editor’s note – Thanks to Chris from Dolinny Photography for sharing these tips with us. If you’d like to find out more about his wedding photography packages, feel free to contact him.

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