What photography style you would like?
Luckily, a Liverpool wedding photographer will be able to support you throughout this decision-making process, as well as also answering any questions that you may have.
Below is some information on the three main styles favoured by couples who are due to tie the knot. With them, you can then research existing photos taken in these styles, which can help you to visualise the effects, making it much easier to decide which style you like the most:\
Posed photos feature heavily in this style of wedding picture format. It gives a classic feel to the album, which will display shots of the bride and groom posing together and with others. Such snaps are usually discussed in detail with the photographer before being carefully arranged on the day, which helps to ensure that they are ‘just right’.
However, there are times when the more traditional style of photographs will miss those moments of emotion that happen on the big day. However, this may be perfect for those who like to have a more formal collection of professional images of the wedding ceremony.
Reportage is rapidly growing in popularity as a fashion in wedding photography. Taken from a slightly more journalistic angle, photos shot in this style are the complete opposite to the traditional images mentioned above.
These snaps are taken in a more natural way, as things happen during the day. They are then well placed to tell a story of the nuptials, when displayed in the wedding album. The real ethos behind reportage style photographs is that they are able to capture emotion and truer moments, when people don’t realise that the camera is actually on them.
This trend falls under a lot of other headings, including modern wedding photography, editorial and creative. The style creates photos that are a lot more relaxed, without the rigid structure that more posed pictures can present. Images are captured from different angles, before being given illuminating lighting effects.
When you are choosing your wedding photographer, ask to see some of their existing work, as well as discuss your ideas for themes and picture styles. You can then assess if their current work is what you are looking for before making your final decision.
So what about wedding photography poses?
Some people, though filled with excitement at the thought of marrying the love of their life, are not overly comfortable at the thought of being photographed. It can be something of a double-edged sword, as you would obviously love to have a visual photographic reminder of your special day, but want to make sure the shots reflect the essence of the wedding.
If you are nervous about having your photograph taken, talk through your fears with your photographer.
Their profession means that they will be skilled and trained in taking the perfect picture, but they will have excellent people skills too. Modern technology also means that a Liverpool wedding photographer, or indeed a photographer from any other part of the country, will have accompanying software to help them ‘touch up’ a photo, this accentuating its most striking features.
Of course, the photographer will guide you through the best poses, but if you would like to stay ahead of the game, here are some simple poses that achieve great results.
For this, the groom takes position at the back of the picture, behind the right shoulder of the bride. The bride then leans back into the groom turning her head slightly so that the groom can whisper in her ear. This undoubtedly causes a case of the giggles, which is the perfect picture moment.
A great one for the bride, as long as her dress has plenty of ‘swish’ to capture this shot. She simply gathers up her dress on one side, and then imagines she is about to burst into Latin dance, swishing her dress so that the photographer can snap away.
The Tender Touch
This pose makes for a beautiful picture to encapsulate memories. The bride and groom cuddle up close, face to face, and gaze into each other’s eyes. The bride then softly touches her new husbands face, and it is the moment of connection that is captured.
This is easy as can be, but very effective. Quite simply, the couple wanders off holding hands, and the photographer will then capture a lovely shot of the bride and groom from behind walking together hand in hand. If chosen in black and white with a stunning background scene, this can make a particularly cherished print.
Who doesn’t love to laugh? Using the bride as the focal point of the picture, surrounded by her bridesmaids, everyone simply giggles on cue. This is great for creating a natural and relaxed picture.
Finally what about looking your best for your wedding photos
You’ve agreed to marry the love of your life, but that’s only the start of the copious amount of planning required to get your special day just right. From the venue and the colour scheme to the photographs and reception, you will want it all to be perfect.
Your wedding photographs are an important part to any bride, as they are the eternal visual reminder of your special day.
When looking for a Liverpool wedding photographer, or indeed one based in a town local to you, you will undoubtedly have a number of questions that you want to ask, as well as to peruse their existing portfolio to get an idea of their style of photography and how that compares to your vision of what you are looking for.
With the photographs serving as a memento of the day, you will want to look your best and for this to be captured along with the emotion of the day. Here are a few things you can do to get the best pictures and really enjoy the day’s experience:
Lash it up
To really enhance your eyes, go for individually placed false lashes. This will open up the eyes and accentuate their colour.
Don’t stress, enjoy your day
Revel in the happiness of the day, and remember that a happy couple will translate as such, as opposed to those who feel more self-conscious.
It’s your time to enjoy yourself after all of the build up, hard work and planning. The camera will highlight the genuine feel and emotion of the day, so relax and live in the moment.
This might sound silly, but practice laughing. A fake laugh is known to trigger real laughter, removing any nervousness you may have been harbouring.
Do a dress rehearsal
Many people conduct a practice run of how they will wear their hair and makeup on the actual day. This allows the bride to try out different styles before settling on the perfect look.
Speak with your hair and makeup artist about their availability on the day. It can be helpful if they can stay until after the main photographs to complete any touch up work, which will again be reflected in the quality of the photographs.
Don’t get too hung up on achieving ‘perfectness’
It is easy to overthink the minor intricacies of photos, but your photographer is there to take care of that. Focus instead on how you are feeling, and allow your excitement and happiness to naturally radiate through the photographs.
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