Wedding photography Cape Town The wedding photography no-no’s In the last few posts, we have tackled the topic of choosing the correct photographer, and now that you finally have one, you want to make sure that you are able to utilise them to their full potential. So, you have gone through the process of combing through all of the wedding photography pros in Cape Town and found the perfect photographer. This is a big deal as it means you have one less thing to worry about on the big day. But, you need to be able to keep them happy and prepare them for the day so that you can get the million-dollar shots. Here are some helpful tips: 1. Book your photographer in advance, the good ones are booked up quickly. 2. Choose a photographer that you connect with and that you feel understands your needs. 3. Schedule an engagement shoot so that you can get comfortable with the camera, and your photographer. 4. Share the wedding day agenda with them before the time and use this to determine when to take certain shots. Throughout the day, the lighting may change, and this will affect the shot. 5. Stick to the schedule! You photographer has planned their day around it. 6. As much as Uncle Bill and his DSLR may be able to take a few good shots, rather leave it to the professionals as Uncle Bill may land up getting in the way of the shots. 7. Use as much detail as possible when discussing the images that you want to avoid miscommunication and disappointment. 8. Don’t micromanage the photographer, let them capture the moments as they happen without keeping you away from friends and family. 9. A second shooter or assistant is always a good idea, as they can offer a different perspective and additional insight. 10. Have someone in charge of organising the guest photographs in order to get it done quickly and easily. 11. Stop trying to control everything and make it perfect – enjoy the day and have fun! 12. Be in the moment, stop trying to pose and be camera ready all the time – it looks awkward and forced. 13. Compile two lists – one of shots you want and one of shots to avoid. Wedding photography in Cape Town has so much potential, it is up to you to ensure that you use it to your full potential.