Get the most out of your investment.
- An engagement shoot can help you feel comfortable in front of the camera. That way you can go into your wedding day with a little more confidence.
- When you are planning your wedding, sit down with your fiancé and talk about what your wedding means to each other. Then remember to have those the focus, rather than traditions or the expectations of others.
- Surround yourselves with vendors that give you the confidence to let go.
- Getting ready locations are pretty important for getting the most beautiful photos. Sometimes an Air BnB can be a good idea, especially one that has rooms with plenty of window light. Keeping your space tidy means that we spend less time moving/arranging and more time photographing.
- If you have your ceremony outside, it can be a good idea to consult your photographer on the position of your aisle - direction of light is super important for flattering photos.
- Consider an unplugged wedding. This means that your guests will be focused on you, rather than their phones, and you will have more smiles and less iPhones in your wedding gallery.
- We capture all the important parts of the wedding day, but if there is anything specific that you would like captured, let us know.
- Allow little bits of time in your timeline to have a quite moment. Things can get pretty hectic.
- If it is possible, arrange to have your photographer/videographer fed early/first rather than after all the guests have eaten. This is not because we like pushing in line but rather that if we get fed last, sometimes we have to abandon our food to capture speeches or catch the sunset.
- Don't stress about the weather, even if your ceremony is outdoors. We will capture beautiful images no matter what the weather and the weather forecast is so often wrong. For our own wedding, it was winter and the forecast was looking dicey, but we decided to go ahead with our forest wedding and it turned out perfect.
- Take a deep breath.
- Events can be complex and things don't always go to plan, so just roll with the punches and stay focused on the moment no matter what happens.
- Focus more on being in the moment rather than making everything a photo moment. We will naturally get great photos, video of you enjoying your wedding day and don't need things to be 'set up'.
- During the photoshoot, there may be moments when your photographer might not be shooting non-stop. This is because we sometimes need to take a step back to see things in a different light and let the creativity shine through.
- When you receive your photos/video, we recommend taking an evening to have dinner with your new husband/wife, sit down with a glass of wine and take your time to relive your wedding day.
- Getting photos printed or put in an album can be an awesome way to make the most out of your photography investment.
- Lastly, protect your photo/video. We protect your images with our lives, but once we have delivered the gallery/video, that responsibility is now yours. We do still keep a copy of all the RAW images/video in the Cloud, but it is important that you back up your investment.
- Sometimes you are unable to have photos in a location that means a lot to you. Ask us about a photoshoot after your wedding, dressed up in a wedding dress and suit. It is a great opportunity to read your vows to one another again and enjoy a quite moment for the two of you.