Sometimes wedding photos will work out much better if people void making any serious mistakes, so I’ve talked about what they are and how people can stay away from them. The moment your wedding photos arrive through the door it can be a time of bliss, or it can be a recipe for disaster. Unfortunately some things go wrong and photos get ruined, but if you stick to a few tips I’m going to speak about today you shouldn’t suffer any problems.
Stick to the schedule
Wedding photographers appreciate it’s your big day, but at the same time you have to appreciate the world doesn’t revolve around you even on your wedding day. When you arrange a schedule with the photographer it’s best to keep it which means you shouldn’t be running around late. It might take you one or two minutes to take photos of famous monuments when you go on holiday, but if you want your wedding photographs to look great the photographer needs lots of time to do their magic.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Your photographer might think they’re taking beautiful photos of you, but when you see them you might decide you hate them. How will they possibly know what photos to take without guessing? The perfect solution is to send them a bunch of photos before your big day. Send a pile where you think you look attractive and send a pile where you think you don’t look attractive. On your wedding day this will help them take a lot more photos you will love compared to lots you’ll hate.
Going with one photographer
A wedding photographer doesn’t come cheap. They have to spend the day at your wedding taking hundreds of photos, but after the wedding is over they need to edit everything. That being said, if you want the best photographs possible you should definitely hire a second photographer. The second one will be able to capture photos from angles the first photographer won’t catch. Just in case you’re wondering, your Uncle Bob and his iPhone doesn’t count as a second photographer.
Deal with the schedule beforehand
We’ve already talked about sticking to the schedule, but first you must work with the photographer to devise one. They will know much more than you, so you must listen to everything you say. You might want to do something at a certain time, but your photographer might tell you that is the best time to take the photos so you can take advantage of the natural light. If you want photos with lots of unflattering shadows you can just ignore everything they say.
Don’t look at the camera
You don’t need to stare at the camera when the photographer is clicking away. It would look a little strange if every one of your photos had all eyes pointing at the camera no matter what the situation. Sometimes they will need to take natural shots and that means you need to go about your business as usual. I know this is quite difficult to do and an unnatural force usually pulls your eyes towards the lens, but try your hardest to stare away from the camera unless your photographer says differently.
Author Bio: Nicola Joseph, the author of this article, is a freelance blogger, currently writing for, JS Photography, professional wedding photographers in Sydney. She takes keen interest in animation and graphics and is currently working on bettering her skills. You can get in touch with Nicola via Twitter @NicolaJoseph.
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What a cute and easy diy stamp tutorial! Who says your stamps have to cost a lot of money? This tutorial shows you just how simple it is to make your own custom stamps – great for your save the dates, invitations, etc. See how far you can go with just a cork! A good one to keep! Enjoy!
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This beautiful wooden flower garland cake topper is our favorite of this week! Cut from plywood, it gives depth and texture to a cute illustrated flower garland to add a pretty wow factor to the top of any cake! Perfect for weddings, bridal showers, or any special event!
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It hit me today out of nowhere. Flying… kites! So many great ways to play with this theme! I am especially in love with the fabric kites with long and rough edged tassels! Perfect for an outdoor Spring wedding/bridal shower! Enjoy!
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Romantic! This diy tutorial shows you how to create these giant paper roses that are just gorgeous! We ladies are usually fascinated by things that are bigger in size than its functionality such as bags, sunglasses… ahem, rings. But these giant roses add a touch of fairy-tale whimsy! Alice in Wonderland comes to mind…
Loving this cute felt rose garland. This particular color really drew my eyes in! How beautiful would it be against wood like the photo for a photo booth backdrop? It would be great for rustic outdoor weddings!
How romantic! Loving this romantic photo of the bride and groom sharing an intimate moment behind a sheer curtain! It’s almost as if we got a sneak peek without them knowing – a must-have photo moment caught by the awesome Katie Stoops!
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As your big day fast approaches you will typically have a lot of organizing to do. This will involve choosing the wedding venue, the wedding dress, the rings, the reception venue, and of course the food. With that being said, many couples are left confused when it comes to choosing food for their wedding reception, as they want to ensure that their guests come back for more, but they also want to avoid offering the “standard” menu that you may have come to expect from a wedding menu. This post will introduce you to some fantastic trends in terms of food, which have gone down a treat when offered as part of a wedding menu.
The first thing that springs to mind when you hear the word “meatballs” is a big mess and something that doesn’t sound glamorous at all. However, meatballs have been seen on many wedding menus in 2013 and they are probably far more appropriate than you would believe. They can be consumed in a number of ways, such as with a variety of breads, or even mini meatballs for a quick finger snack. They will typically look fantastic if presented in the right way and will certainly taste lovely as well. Many wedding parties are now focusing on non-traditional meatballs, such as different flavours from around the world.
A food truck will certainly bring a bit of fun to mealtime at your wedding reception and they are proving to be extremely popular in recent years. This is a fantastic opportunity to load up on a variety of foods, including pizzas and burgers followed by an ice cold beer, or even for a vast array of delicious desserts. Once again, a food truck may not seem like the ultimate statement in glamour, but it will certainly put a smile on most people’s faces.
Rather than the more traditional wedding banquet, far more couples are opting for the good old family dinner. This will include laying out a number of starters for everyone at their specific table to tear into which is then followed by a main course, which will see side dishes served as they would be around a table for family dinner. Basically, people can just tuck into what they want and can share with others around their table, thus creating a far more close-knit and family feel to dinner.
We all love ice cream, but a fairly new trend at weddings is to offer a DIY sandwich bar. You will need to check with whoever is completing your wedding catering, as to whether they offer this type of facility, but this is yet another great way to see your guests enjoying themselves when it comes to dinner time. Your guests will have the opportunity to create their very own sundaes and ice cream sandwiches and the kids will definitely not feel bored with a DIY ice cream facility in the room. This is also something a little different to the norm, but is likely to go down a treat and be remembered by your guests for a very long time to come.
The author of this post, Leslie Kramer, is a freelance blogger, who is currently writing for Landmark Venues, one of the well-known wedding planners in NJ. Leslie is a big time movie-buff and likes to go for trekking and camping with her friends on weekends.
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