Brides – tell your Dad to get ready in good time. Dad has worked out that if the service is at 1pm, it takes 10 minutes to get there, it takes him 10 minutes to get dressed and 10 minutes to have a shower, so he can start to get ready at 12.30. In fact the photographer might be getting there at 11.15 and leaving to go to meet the groom at the church at 12.15, so there are now no pictures of bride and dad at the house.
When you do this well you won’t be sidetracked. You won’t be trapped into questioning the decisions you’ve already made. You won’t be tempted to change your mind.
For example, I know a Wedding band in New Jersey that is top notch…musically that is. They are a nice group of guys, and really aim to satisfy their clients. However, they honestly believe loud sound pressure levels improve their performance. Even if guests ask them to, “turn it down a bit”, they will reduce the levels temporally, but get them back up after a few songs. Their web site is very impressive, but interestingly enough, no space has been allotted for customer reviews. Now why might that be?
Many wedding photographer in essex s engagement session to their wedding photography packages. This is a great way for you to “test drive” the photographer and see how well you can communicate with them and how well they can help you calm during the photo session. If you are having engagement photos taken in the same area where the wedding party, and you hire a professional photographer for your wedding, I strongly recommend you consider using the same photo session for your wedding photographer.
Remember that your wedding party has paid a good amount of money to be there for your special day. Some wedding packages include hair and makeup for you but for your bridal party, there is an extra charge. Make sure you pick a very affordable package, or better yet, just pay for them to get their hair and makeup done for the wedding.
As a professional photographer, I am always looking for the very best performance in a flash, as well as in all my photo equipment. My wonderful old Metz 60 CT-4 was getting old, so I thought it was time to update. I got this new digital flash thinking it would have been just better than the previous one, but I was wrong. I used it once and sold it!
You aren’t a camel. You need water and food. So be prepared and stay well watered and fed. These can be intense, long, draining days – you’ll need all the energy you can get!
The unfortunate truth is that once your wedding is over you can not repeat the day to have it professionally captured due to the many errors made by the less experienced photographer.