We all love a great photo! You know, the ones that make you gasp when you see it. Ladies, when you see that perfect pair of shoes or that beautiful little black dress and your mouth drops in awe, you know the feeling.
But what separates good photography from great photography?
Contemporary trends are on the rise. Photoshop has enabled photographers to create some interesting styles. Creating the great image first should be the priority.
Deciding on a great photographer should be first and foremost about the development of a close relationship. Personalities should not clash. If that relationship is NOT developed closely, it becomes only technical images, the photos that “must” be shot verses the images that are “captured”.
Most veteran photographers can capture timeless images as well as new-age and edgy images. Many photographers, new to or not focused on the wedding industry, do not have the experience in all situations that a veteran might have.
If you want your wedding images to make a statement and meet your needs, evaluate your style decisions intimately. These images will be on your wall, in your album, on your computer for all to see for many years.
Brides of 2012, even the last several years, have been more about the photo journalistic style rather than posed. Parents still want the posed images, so that trend may never cease.
Maybe you’re a glamour high fashion girl, a casual girl, a tomboy, classy girl, or a girly girl. Whatever kind of girl you are, it is important to get that special photographer who knows how to “light” your physical strengths as well as capture your personality.
Some photographers see without depth or lack of creative thought. This can be a hindrance to your wedding images. They may be the photographers who only know to photograph the kiss, the candle lighting, the aisle exit, the first dance. Basically the essentials. Snapping the event, not the moment. In doing so they may fail to capture the intimacy or romance associated.
One thing that enhances any trendy 2012 wedding is the addition of a photo booth. We have now added into one of our packages a photo both experience, complete with the memory scrapbook. We use a wonderful company called Top Hat Photo Booths, with Bruce and Carol Lockhart and their wonderful staff.
In closing, dear bride, choose carefully but from your heart in this matter. These images will be with you forever. That means “forever” you will be looking at either remarkable, timeless images or images that you’ll regret.