They all told you about getting CANDID photography but no one really got CANDID with you about the photos! We’re spilling the beans and letting you in on these 10 things no one ever tells brides about their wedding photos! Listen up ladies ↆ
Your photographer choice will be more instinctive than you thought
Everyone will tell you to scrutinise various popular photographers’ work and look for that in your own. Spotting new techniques and styles won’t actually be the reason you choose your photo team. The decision will be more instinctive and gut based than you can imagine. You will need to select your photographer not just because he has a good portfolio, but because you feel a connection with them!
Why – It’s important to choose someone you are comfortable with. The photographer will only be as good as you let him/her be! If you feel a connection, it will show in the pictures!
P.S. Think of how you got a good vibe from your fiancé in that arranged marriage date and apply that here!
You should NEVER keep your photographer in the dark!
Always make sure that you take out time to really talk to your photographer. This is the person who you are asking to capture your most special memories, it’s therefore important to let them in on what all you have planned. He/She will find emotions to capture but, all those elaborate plans of decor, entertainment and special moments need to be shared to make sure they get everything you want for posterity!
Why – Yes, it is the photographer’s job to look out for magical moments but you need to cue them in and brief them on what all has been planned. No matter how awesome, he/she can only capture things when they know what to expect! Make sure you connect your wedding planner to your photographer and get them on the same page about what’s in store.
Let there be light!
That romantic dimly lit night that you wanted for your wedding – may not be camera friendly! If you don’t want pictures that are pitch dark, don’t ask him/her to work without lighting! Every photographer needs some basic lighting specifications. It’s important to communicate these to your wedding designer/decorator so that all that effort in creating that pretty picture perfect frame doesn’t go waste!
Why – Giving your photographer basic lighting to work with is honestly not hard. It’s possible to do this even within the romantic candlelight mandap you wanted . He will make the necessary arrangements to add light to his frame in this scenario. But, if you don’t inform him or ask the designer to make arrangements and there is less light, no amount of editing and sfx will help your wedding photos!
It WILL be a painful process…literally!
It only takes 10 muscles to smile, and those muscles are going to be ridiculously tried at the end of the wedding celebrations. Imagine having to smile hours at end – that’s exactly what you do at your wedding.
Why – Yes, you are happy and that smile will reach your eyes. But, by the end of it, your whole JAW will ache with all the smiling for your personal paparazzi!
You May not even care about getting more photos…Yikes!
We know you won’t believe this now, how is it possible that a girl could ever get tired of getting clicked?? It May happen.
Why – There will be point that all the ceremonies will lead you from excited and nervous to just plain tired! At that point you WILL get irritated at the friendly photographer still asking you to pose! Even your inner Baniya won’t care about the fact that the photographer is on the clock. You are technically paying for those pictures that you seem to be dismissing 😱! No matter how much of a photo lover, you just wont care anymore…’tis what it is!
You may NOT get all those pictures you wanted from your Pinterest board ! EEPS!
We know you have a wish list of all the pictures you MUST have from your wedding. But, be prepared that you may not manage to capture all the same clicks!
Why – Photographs from your wedding are about capturing YOUR moments. It’s possible that they may not be the same as someone else’s! And that’s totally okay, You WILL have so many other’s that tell your story and are soooo PIN worthy! These unplanned clicks – will be your favourites!
It will be a looooooooong time before you will actually get your wedding photos!
Yes, we know you didn’t really think about when you get your pictures. It just seemed natural that they will follow your wedding. Err. NO that’s not how it works in reality!
Why – Truth be told, there is a lot of work that the photographers need to do at the edit table – sorting and touching the images to make them perfect. The actual delivery time frame for your photos varies from few months to sometimes even a year depending on your photographer. Make sure you discuss this before hand with them, so that you guys are on the same page!
When the pictures finally come, you will be surprised at how many images they took!!!
Let us be the first to tell you, you won’t have few images from your wedding, far from it actually. When the pictures come, it will be raining jpegs!
Why – Come on! Your wedding had sooooo many awesome details and moments, of course it’s going to require a LOT of pictures! Expect anything around 2000-3000 images from your photographers across the functions (AFTER he has selected pictures for you). It will be really hard to pick few from all these for your wedding album. Your inner Pokemon hunter will leap out – wanting to catch (print) them all! ↆ
You will see so many new things, including some amazing contraband 😜
A whole new world will open up from your wedding through your pictures. You won’t just see your memories, but memories that others made. There will be so many details and moments you didn’t even notice at the wedding function!
Why – You will be so busy during the wedding that you won’t get a chance to properly absorb all the wedding details. Your wedding photos will show you all these and much more. If you’re lucky there may be some amazing blackmail material on your friends that the innocent camera man captured during the cocktail hour! It won’t just be your wedding pictures but a small Gossip gallery may just open up. That’s a lot of power, use it wisely!
You don’t actually own your wedding photos!
Erm yea, your photographer actually has the copyright to your wedding photos because that’s his/her craft and creation. Scandalized? You should be!
Wait, what? – Like in the case of any creative work, the copyright stays with the creator a.k.a your photographer. However, the usage rights to the photo are up for grabs. What you need to do is have a clear conversation with your photographer early on. If you are particular about your privacy (as you should be) you can ask him/her to not use pictures with your faces without your permission. They can use décor shots etc. to show off their mad creative skills to new clients 🙂
Ask for a proper contract. A contract is a great way to be on the same page about what you expect of each other. Be clear about timelines, usage and deliverables for digital images, raw data, edited pictures and actual prints!
There, you now have all the info you need to be prepared for your awesome wedding clicks. This is your cue to say….
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