When planning a wedding, there are so many things to consider and plan, such as the venue, the flowers, the guests invited, the music at the reception, the photographer, and the food. The sit-down or buffet is a key point of the day, following the actual wedding ceremony, and often takes a great deal of research to find the right caterers with the correct menu for you.
When it comes to the photographs, meals can be beautifully presented, making them an added decoration to the celebrations. When taken properly, tasteful shots of the food during the day and evening (its presentation as opposed to your great Aunt Doris with a mouthful!) can serve as an exquisite reminder within the wedding album.
Setting the table
When photographing food, remember lighting and avoid using the flash. Natural light is the most effective, while backlighting can add an interesting effect that changes the look of a snap.
A professional Liverpool wedding photographer will boast a tripod amongst their accessories, which is perfect for getting a steady static shot that requires being zoomed in, such as for small food items. This is a great way to capture a reception buffet display, or maybe a close up of the wedding menu with the tables set ready as the backdrop.
Where to take it from
Pictures can look completely different when taken from varying angles. Luckily, the photographer will know how to best tilt the camera to create a more unique shot, zooming in to focus on a particular item or taking a more panoramic snap of the whole reception area.
Capturing each moment
When looking back over your wedding album, it needs to tell a story of your special day, encompassing each memorable moment, from getting ready to the ceremony, and the chocolate fountain at the reception (if you have one, of course).
Capturing the more unique moments of your special day is ultimately what the wedding album is for, with interesting snaps evoking the most memories as people look through the pictures. It is especially useful for those who could not make it on the day.
With so many things to capture at your wedding, it can help to have a supporting checklist of images that you would like to include, which makes sure that nothing is missed. Some people even give the photographer a little bit of free rein, trusting their instincts on what constitutes a great picture.