Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and documenting the occasion in the best way possible is incredibly important! Here are a few tips and tricks that you can use to help your photographer take your wedding photos to the next level, and ensure you have the most amazing wedding album possible.
1) Shoot your location photos during 'Golden Hour'
The 'Golden Hour' is a short 1-2 hour window before sunset, where natural lighting is the most aesthetically pleasing. Shooting at this time will ensure that you have the best natural light possible for your studio-style location photos.
Shooting at this time will produce far greater lighting conditions than at mid-day when the sun is at its highest. A high light source creates harsh shadows which are displeasing to the eye. A good photographer will be able to create amazing photos in any lighting conditions, particularly if they are using light modifiers such as flash, but having natural light at their disposal will always allow them to take more aesthetically pleasing photos.
Luckily, the 'Golden Hour' is in the late afternoon, which often means as a bride you will have finished your ceremony and will have a couple hours to spare before your family and friends prepare for dinner.
2) Communicate with your photographer
Communication is vital to producing the best photos possible on your wedding day. Your photographer will undoubtedly love to hear all your ideas, so they can make sure to capture your day the way you want it to be remembered!
Your photographer will have a plethora of ideas to discuss with you from their experience shooting other weddings, some of which you may not have considered. It is best to squeeze every bit of idea-juice out of your photographer so that you he or she has plenty of mental images prepared for your wedding
3) Risk it for the biscuit
The last tip to ensure that you create the best photos possible at your wedding day is to not be scared to try something daring! Some of the best wedding photos in the world are those taken while shark-cage diving, mountaineering or snowboarding!
If you and your partner are an adventurous couple, and don't mind going the extra mile to take your photos to the next level, GO CRAZY! You only get one shot at your wedding, and only one wedding album at the end of your day, its worth going the extra mile and capturing beautiful and exciting memories for will last a lifetime.