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Perfect day, perfect pictures

14 Jul 2011

Perfect day, perfect pictures

Wedding photographer Karen Fuller is often asked for advice on wedding photography. Not just advice for choosing the perfect photographer, but also in making the most of that decision. She has produced this guide to help you and your photographer get great pictures!

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THE VENUE

Location location location, choose your venue wisely. Think about the photo opportunities as you may not be blessed with fair weather on the day. Consider the difference between summer outside or winter inside. Is there enough scope and room for a large group or your portraits? The better the light the better the chance for perfect pictures.

PUT YOUR BEST FACE ON

It may sound silly, but practice your best smile in the mirror. It’s amazing the difference doing this can make. Having a pre-wedding shoot can also help to put you at ease. This not only helps to build a rapport with your photographer, but also allows you to practice your best expressions and poses, not to mention being a really fun day!

UNIQUE IDEAS

Make sure your photographer listens to your ideas and makes you feel comfortable in front of the lens. You could put together a sheet of images you like and work through these together. If you have an opinion, express it! Make sure you discuss group pictures and put all the groups in writing. Friends and family can be missed out if you don’t plan ahead!

GETTING TO THE CHURCH ON TIME

Weddings are all about the schedule. Your photographer will agree timings of the group and bridal couple photography before the day. What if you don’t want to spend an one hour away from your guests during the reception? Your ceremony is at 4pm in the winter but you want pictures outside? There are a couple of solutions to these conundrums. One way out is to have a post-wedding shoot. These are becoming more and more popular and can be arranged for the next day or even after your honeymoon. The best part is they can be in whichever location you fancy; on the beach, in the city – wherever is special to you.

An alternative is to meet before the ceremony for a ‘first look’. I know this is against tradition, but in the USA and especially in Jewish weddings it’s common practice. Your first meeting is set up somewhere private and is a very special moment for the bride and groom. Our couples have all said that it doesn’t effect the emotion or moment of walking down the aisle. Why not give it a thought?

With great weather and a great venue comes great opportunities to make the most of your wedding photography and images to last a lifetime!

Karen Fuller, Fuller Photography 07968 961009 www.fullerphotographyweddings.co.uk

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