Trust is the key ingredient to any relationship and this is true for the relationship you have
with your wedding photographer. There’s a reason you chose them to capture the most
important day of your life. While you may have a vision of how you want some of your
images to turn out, for the most part, you are going to have to put a lot of trust in your
photographer. Trusting your photographer a little more in these main areas will not only
result in better images for you to remember your big day by but will also relieve you of some
stress as well.
Choosing the Location of the Shot
You wedding photographer will have taken the time to familiarize themselves with your
reception location or areas around your ceremony site to find the best places to photograph.
They’ll know where gets the best light and where the best scenery is.
Time of Day to Shoot
Lighting is key to creating beautiful images and using the natural light of the sun will produce
the best lighting setting but that doesn’t mean any time of the day will give you the same
results. Your photographer will know what time of day will be best to take those gorgeous
outdoor shots that won’t leave harsh shadows on your face or when to sneak outside to take
some night-inspired shots.
Trust your photographer to know what pose is the most flattering for you. They can see how
the light is illuminating you and what is in the background. While some photographers will
take into consideration your picture ideas, you shouldn’t be offended if they shoot down your
ideas. Most times you’ll be working with limited time and light and you don’t want to waste
much of either on your big day.
Editing Your Photos
Trust your photographer’s creative eye during the editing process. They will know which
images will look best in black and white, color, cropped and which ones to add special
effects to, if any. Part of the editing process is a part of their style and this is one of the
reasons you hired them. Trust them to use their skills to make each image stunning.
Handling Printing Your Photos
Your photographer knows where to get prints made and probably has a long-term
relationship with a reputable printing company. The worst thing you can do is have a
stunning image, order a large print and find the colors are off, the image is blurred or it
simply looks dull. Knowing where to get your prints made, what size they should be done in
and which ones will look best in your albums, wall art or thank you cards is part of the
package you get when you hired a professional photographer. Trust them and listen to what
they think will look best for what you want.