One of the most beautiful days and memories of your life!
I have come across many amazing wedding photographers in Perth & I like to think that I will spend a lot of my time doing this type of photography.
From previous experience, I can think of a few little points to think about when choosing your wedding photographer;
1 – You want to feel comfortable around him or her, it’s a very special day with sometimes intimates moments, you want to feel free to feel and be. I love taking the time getting to know the couple, talking with them and what they would like.
2 – I think it is very important to take the time to run through your day with your photographer. I have worked with a couple that didn’t want to put too much emphasis on the pictures and were saying they weren’t feeling the need for too many pictures and too much time during the day spent shooting them. I respected their desire. I have been lucky that I have been able to get beautiful images of them but it could have not been enough. I also think that even though you say that you don’t want to put too much into it, in the end, you still will look for perfection in your images and you will want to see your images reflecting your amazing day.
Simple details like how your chairs are set up for your ceremony can have big consequences on your pictures. I like to stay discrete during the ceremony and not have to walk in front of the parents during the wedding, to have a row in the middle for example allows room for the photographer to walk and to be able to avoid walking in front of every one and blocking the view. The ceremony is often a very emotional moment and every little distraction will remove in one way or another the magic of the moment. Eg: someone walking in front of you, too hot, too cold, flies, noise… little details make a big difference.
3 – Organize your schedule so you have time for pictures and you won’t feel like you would rather be somewhere else, with your guests enjoying the sunset.
4 – Try to get an engagement shoot prior to your wedding! I love those! This allows getting to know each other, helps with feeling comfortable around each other and also helps the telling of a beautiful story for later. The location of your engagement session can be one you cherish together! It is a great experience, where everything slows down, where it might be all a bit hectic with organizing your wedding. Release the pressure, spend sometime to be just together and look at each other.