Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Tip of the Week...What the Pros Want You to Know, part 2

Part 2 of DG's 12 Week Series: Tips from the Pros...


Practice posing! Always stand sideways to the camera (makes you appear smaller), keep your weight on the foot furthest away from the camera (that gives your hips a little tilt) and look into the lens with feeling (pretend the lens is a person that you want to connect with). Over-the-top expressions always feel silly but look great. The idea is to evoke emotion and life in your pictures.

~ Sugar Snap Studio


People are people. Some "mesh" and some don't. The same can be said for photographers and the brides and grooms they work with. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and you want the person you are going to be spending a huge portion of your wedding day with (from getting ready pictures right through to the last dance) to be someone you like and connect with. The photographer will share in some of the most important aspects of your day including the butterflies, the laughter, and the tears. So my advice is to try and picture yourself having fun with this person and ensure you are able to relax and be 100% yourself with them. How you are feeling is often reflected in your photos so it’s worth ensuring that you like the person or at the very least respect them before you book them!

~ Tracey Heppner, Photographer


Inquire into all the wedding services and prices before you finalize your budget or book your vendors. That way you won't find yourself short on money for the areas that matter to you most and you’ll know how much you can afford to spend in each area. Also, talk to your photographer before you start confirming the wedding day schedule, because they know best how much time they will need to capture all the photos you have in mind. Timing is everything and rushing around will result in everyone looking stressed and hurried in the photos.

~ Brian Noppe, Photographer

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