Tips for Choosing the Right Photographer and the
PhotographyTrends that Fit Your Big Day
Every bride and groom dreams of the perfect wedding video and photos they can enjoy years for years to come. But how do you know what photographer or videographer is right for you and what style best suits your big day?
Choosing a professional
Bryan Jaska, from Mojo Video Productions, recommends couples see samples of a photographer or videographer's work before they make a choice. He also suggests asking what format the professional will use for the final product. "Some videographers do strictly online posting of videos, while others will do full DVD or Blu-ray authoring."
Couples should also make sure that there will be adequate lighting at their venue for shooting the ceremony and reception.
"Even modern, low-light cameras will result in a poor video [or photographs] in a room that's too dark," he said. "I usually recommend either keeping a medium amount of lighting or having the DJ bring dance floor lights."
The most important tip Jaska gives brides and grooms-to-be is to ask questions.
"Usually [professionals] will be glad to discuss their process," he said. "I've never had a client that bothered me with too many questions before the event."
Choosing a style
Once you have chosen a professional, then it is time to gather some ideas and tell your photographer and videographer what you want. Here are some of the top trends to help you decide what's right for your wedding.
After-Wedding Photo Shoots
A new trend in wedding photography is taking photos of the bride and groom after the wedding has occurred. While it might seem a little unconventional, some couples have commented that it allows them more time to enjoy the photography process.
This classic form of wedding photography never goes out of style. Not only will you get the chance to pour over pictures of the stunning dress you've dreamed about your whole life, but you will also get the chance to wear it more than just one day. Just be careful not to damage the dress before the big day.
Bride and Groom Selfie
Selfies are everywhere these days, so why not at a wedding? Many brides and grooms are taking advantage of the moment they are alone after the ceremony to capture their wedded bliss in the lens of his or her smartphone. Not only is it a fun way to remember the moment, but it will also give you something to post on social media when you officially change your last name.
Big Group Family Photo
Why not use an occasion like a wedding to gather all of your relatives together for an impromptu family picture? It will capture a wonderful moment in time, and help you remember who came to the wedding when you're trying to figure out who gave you the diamond-studded gravy boat.
Social media has become a part of our everyday lives, so why not include it in your wedding. Creating a unique Instagram hashtag and displaying it at your wedding will give you a chance to see your big day from a whole new perspective.
Jessa is a part-time freelance writer and full-time mom to two energetic children. She was a long-time resident of Bell County, but is now enjoying life in the Waco area, running around with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity in craft projects and home decor. She finds inspiration everywhere she goes and uses these experiences to create articles that inspire and touch those who read them.