Making plans to have photographs taken at your wedding is important for remembering your special day in the future. It's important to plan out your wedding day photographs carefully so that you're left with some beautiful mementos from this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
The following are five mistakes to avoid when it comes to your wedding day photographs.
Neglecting to hire a professional photographer
One of the biggest mistakes you need to avoid is trying to handle photography with a friend or family member rather than hiring a professional. You'll get much better quality out of your wedding photographs if you invest in the services of a professional photographer.
It's best to put money into professional quality photographs to ensure that you get quality images from the ceremony to remember how special this day was for you.
Having no shot list ready in advance
One thing you should discuss with your photographer is the shot list. Having a shot list prepared in advance makes photography at your wedding more organized and ensures that you'll know in advance what images you'll be getting.
You'll want to have photographs from the ceremony and other big events like the cake-cutting and dancing photographed as part of your shot list. Think about what shots you want on your shot list in advance before meeting with your photographer to make sure you don't miss any important photo opportunities.
Not working photos into the schedule
Simply having a short list arranged in advance is not enough. You also need to make sure that you work this short list into your wedding day schedule. You'll be surprised on your wedding day at how pressed you can be for time.
Working scheduling out in advance ensures that you'll get all necessary photography tasks as well as other key events taken care of on your special day.
Failing to give your photographer some creative license
While it's important to plan things out carefully and make a schedule, it's also important to let your photographer be creative. Giving your photographer some creative license can make it so that you end up with some unique and unexpected images from your wedding day.
Not picking out a good background
To get the best possible photos from your wedding day, you should make sure that you have a background picked out in advance for the main photo shoot. Setting up a great background maximizes the quality of your wedding day photos.