Capturing your Big Day 8 TIPS FOR GETTING YOUR DREAM WEDDING PHOTOS
ARTICLE NANCY RENNEKE 1. Research websites and friends’ wed-
all day with him. You’ll love your wedding
you see your images? How many will be
dings, define your style, then interview a
photos if you’re feeling beautiful, having fun
edited? What’s the back-up plan if the
photographer whose work resonates with
and he doesn't irritate your mom.
photographer falls ill?
it. Many photographers are adept at mul-
4. Editing skills can be as important
7. If you have specific priority shots,
tiple approaches, such as portraiture and
as capturing great shots. Be clear about
don’t assume your photographer will
photojournalism. If you want film photog-
your expectations and look for evidence of
automatically shoot a “first look,” a dra-
raphy or natural light, your list of qualified
over-editing. Hair shouldn’t be too smooth;
matic balcony view, or a laughter-filled
artisans will be narrower.
laugh lines belong on happy faces; noses
family photograph. If you want a shot
shouldn’t blend into cheekbones.
in your grandmother’s vintage convert-
their best shots from a cross-section of
5. You need to understand the pho-
ible, tell your photographer in advance.
weddings. Shooting a wedding is like a
tographer’s “menu,” then make sure your
Provide a heads up if your flower girl
running a marathon. Ask to see examples
budget is compatible with it. Do you also
will leave right after the first dance.
of full weddings, looking for consistently
want engagement photos or pre-wedding
Make a list, then let yourself relax and
beautiful shots in a variety of settings.
day portraits? They may be part of a bun-
be directed. Part of a great working
Consider framing, image quality, lighting
dle or priced a la carte.
relationship is respecting your pho-
and the photographer’s “eye” for capturing spontaneous moments.
6. Read the contract. Ask about watermarks, social media sharing restrictions
tographer’s artistry and trusting him to capture unpredictable moments.
3. Great photographers are engaging and
and print rights. Will she charge more
8. Smile, cry, relax your shoulders, wink
your personalities should click. You’ll spend
for multiple venues? How quickly will
at your dad. The camera’s gonna love you!
Eden Prairie Lifestyle | March 2018
March 2018 Issue of Eden Prairie Lifestyle