Saturday, December 18, 2010

On the Fifth Day of Christmas

On the fifth day of Christmas my wedding planner gave to me....

Someone to capture the day!

After all of the thought, planning, and hard work that you have put into your special day, you will want someone to photograph every moment. You will want to look back and reminisce on all of the love and fun you shared with your family and friends. Here are just a few of our tips on finding someone to capture your day.

1. Make sure you hire a professional. Someone who comes highly recommended by your wedding planner (you can ask us for our recommendations), or ask your close friends and family who they used. While there are a lot of photographers out there some are more experienced than others. If you want quality images that you will be proud to show off, and images that truly capture the raw emotion and beauty of your wedding than you will no doubt want to hire an experienced professional wedding photographer.

2. Be sure that the photographer you hire specializes in wedding photography. And you will want to look for someone whose style of photography matches the look and feel of how you want your photos and wedding album to turn out. Be sure to ask if you can see their portfolio before hiring them. The key is to ask to see one whole album of a wedding they've done and also sort through an additional album with several different weddings in it to get a good feel for the photographer's style.

3. Tell your photographer what it is you want. Be very specific and detailed about the photos you do not want your photographer to miss. Do you prefer black and white, color, or both? Formal poses, candids, or a combination? Be sure to vocalize these wants with your photographer. We highly suggest you create a "must shoot list" for your photographer to reference on your wedding day. Some poses you might want to include; mother of bride with bride, groom with bridesmaids, bride and groom with ring bearer and flower girl, groom with brides parents, etc... It may seem obvious but during the photos some of the most important "poses" may get missed unless your photographer knows exactly what you want and has a list to refer back to. 

4. Consider doing a first look. A first look is when you and your hubby-to-be see each other for the first time prior to walking down the aisle and have a special private moment together . A first look is a beautiful moment, and allows your photographer more one-on-one time with you and your groom for photos. A first look also means you will have less post-ceremony photos to do and can spend more time with your guests. 

Whether you want posed or candids, formal portraits or no formal portraits, a vintage romantic feel or a high fashion feel, etc... there is a photographer out there for you. For more tips and ideas as well as a list of photographers we recommend, contact us for a FREE consultation at or 214-810-4024. Please be sure to mention the 12 Days of Christmas when emailing or calling. 



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