When it comes to the pictures of your big day, you will want the visual memories to look as beautiful as you felt and to encapsulate the essence of the nuptials. Luckily, a professional photographer can help to do just that.
If you have hired a Liverpool wedding photographer, there are a number of steps to implement to ensure that you get what you want. You will have already chosen them based on their existing work and reviews, but there are still a few little steps that you can take to really get the most out of the experience:
Provide them with a checklist
There would be nothing worse than looking back through your wedding album and thinking “we never got a photo of x,y or z”. So, create a list, breaking down each part of the day, and then put down what snaps you would like captured at each point. This can then be given to the photographer to use as a working document, and to make sure that nothing is missed out or forgotten. Assign one of the ushers or bridesmaids to support the photographer in identifying and rounding up the various guests.
Voice your thoughts
Make sure that you communicate with your photographer, as while they are highly skilled in taking stunning wedding photos, they are not mind readers. Make sure they know what you are expecting, clarify what you will receive as your wedding package, and find out how additional prints can be requested if other people want to order them.
Let them know when you want pictures taken
Most group shots take place following the ceremony and before the reception, although this is not always the case. You need to allow sufficient time, depending on the number of people you want photographed and the time it takes to round them up. Make sure that the photographer is aware of when this will happen and that they are happy that there is sufficient time for it all to occur.
Feed the photographer
Weddings can be long days, often in excess of 12 hours, and some photographers will offer to bring their own food. However, from a courtesy point of view, you may find they are very grateful of a setting, which is usually away from the guests so that they can check through photos taken and take some more when needed. This also lets them rest when needed while everyone else is busy eating.