One of the most important things to remember when planning for your wedding day is how to be prepared to get the most out of your wedding photos and photographer. Because photography is one of the largest investments you will make on your wedding day, it is critical that you receive the most value for money. Below we’ve put together some ways to help you enjoy a stress-free wedding day; get the most out of your time with your photographer and wedding day photos.
When planning your wedding day timeline, keep the wedding photography schedule in mind. Include time for a possible first look. Also, wedding party, and family photos, as well as romantic moments with you and your partner. Once you’ve prepared your simple timeline, collaborate with your photographer. This is to ensure that every wedding event throughout the day is properly scheduled. This makes sure it provides you with enough time to get all of the photos you are hoping for.
On your wedding day, time is of the essence. We see a lot of time wasted by brides and grooms looking for wedding day elements for their photographer to capture; or hunting for family members to include in their photographs.
To prevent wasting time, put all wedding details in one box for your photographer the week before your wedding. This includes accessories, jewelry, stationery, vow books, and any other small details you want to be photographed and remembered. Talk to your florist about setting aside a few extra flowers for your photographer to emphasize all of your details.
Prepare a shot list with all of the family and wedding party combinations you want to capture on the big day. Make sure that all necessary parties know where they need to be and when they need to be there. To ensure no time is wasted searching around the venue for missing people during the allocated photography time.
It is very easy to become overwhelmed and disoriented on your wedding day. This is why we try to set out a few times during the day for our couples to take a step back and take everything in. Your feelings surrounding this moment will be reflected in all of your images. Relax and ease into the day so that the same emotion is conveyed throughout your wedding album.
When you receive your wedding images from your photographer, make sure to save them in a safe place or two. We recommend saving your wedding day images to an external hard drive; as well as an online service such as iCloud or Google Photos. That way, you can be confident that your images will be safe for years to come, and you reduce the risk of losing all of your priceless wedding day memories.
Now that you’ve saved your wedding images, be certain they don’t just exist in the digital world. What better way to get the most out of your investment than to print out your photos and display them throughout your home for you and your guests to enjoy? Every time you walk down the hall and view those pictures, you’ll be reminded of the love and happiness you felt on that day!
Your wedding day photographs will be one of the few physical items left after your wedding. Start planning for your wedding day ahead of time. So that you may get the most out of your wedding photographs and display your gorgeous photos for years to come!
If you are looking for a photographer in Southern California, Camila Margotta is a San Diego based wedding photographer who also specializes in engagements and couples!
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