Stay fo­cused: Cap­tur­ing the mo­ments that will last for­ever

Mackay and Whitsundays Wedding Guide - - Contents -

FORmem­o­ries that last a life­time, you will need a pho­tog­ra­pher to snap your spe­cial day.

And when choos­ing a wed­ding pho­tog­ra­pher there are sev­eral key con­sid­er­a­tions you have to make.

Firstly, de­cide on the style of pho­to­graph you want. Dif­fer­ent pho­tog­ra­phers spe­cialise in dif­fer­ent things.

You have doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­phers who cap­ture the mo­ments as they see it, you rarely have posed shots of peo­ple look­ing at the cam­era, the photos tell the story.

You have por­trait pho­tog­ra­phers: think clas­sic wed­ding photos with posed pho­to­shoots (though that’s not to say they can’t be cre­ative as well).

It is also good to de­cide what kind of look you want your pho­to­graphs to have.

Do you want them to be bright, colour­ful and bounce off the page? Or do you want a more sub­dued film look, which is one of the main trends in 2017?

Think­ing about these things can mean you can ap­proach pho­tog­ra­phers who fit your style.

Once you have de­cided what sort of pho­to­graph you want, it’s a good idea to ap­proach sev­eral pho­tog­ra­phers and have a chat with them about their costs, what they pro­vide for that cost etc.

It could also be a good idea to do a prac­tice shoot, such as en­gage­ment photos, with them, to make sure they are the right choice.

When chat­ting with them, it’s good to show them some ex­am­ple shots of what they want.

Wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers are very ex­pe­ri­enced, they know what they are do­ing and gen­er­ally what to cap­ture.

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