wedding photography tips

5 tips to get the best out of your wedding photography

04 Feb 2014 by WeddingSite Team

You’ll have your wedding photographs to look back on for years to come and Lucy Hannah, wedding photographer has put together five great tips for us to help you get the most from your wedding photographer…

1. Book a photographer who you love!
Have a think about the type of images you love, the kind of images you’d want your wedding album to be full of and consider this when looking at a photographers portfolio - it is important to see their style so you can get the images you like and want. You also need to remember that your photographer will probably be one of the people who you will spend the most time with, so meeting them before hand allows you to see if they are a person you can get on with.

2. Take advantage of an engagement shoot
If your photographer offers an engagement shoot then take it! Not only will you get some adorable photographs of the two of you but you’ll be able to see what its like to be in front of a camera. You’ll get a feel for how the photographer works and they will get a feel for your dynamics as a couple and what you’re comfortable with.

3. Trust your photographer
A lot of people feel that they need to give their photographer a huge list of every photograph they want. Save yourself some time - your photographer has done this before and they will be well aware of what shots to get - if there is something specific you want then do speak to them about it. Allow the photographer to do their job means that you will all enjoy the day more, resulting in better photographs!

4. Think about time
You might not realise how long it will take to get group shots done or how long your photographer likes to spend photographing the bride getting ready, so talk to them! They’ve done this before and will be able to help make sure you get the time needed to get the shots you want.

5. Get creative & share your ideas!
Photographers are creative by nature so be open to their ideas, don’t be afraid to try something a bit different because it often results in amazing photographs.

This post was written by Lucy Hannah for Lucy Hannah Photography, who provides wedding photography service in Liverpool and the North West.