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Congratulation! You are newly engaged, and you have just embarked on an exciting new journey. Wedding planning may seem a daunting task, but it is undoubtedly one of the most exciting experiences in a person’s life. Ultimately the time to decide who you will trust to capture and preserve your memories has come. But how do you choose your wedding photographer? The below guide aims to provide you with real-life advice, based on my experience as a wedding photographer, which I hope you will find helpful during your wedding planning journey. So, without further ado, let’s see where you should start.
Define the Photography Style that Fits your Personality
Social media and the internet in general, have changed weddings along with all other aspects of life. This information overload is wonderful, but also overwhelming at the same time. Google, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest are all different mediums to find the work of wedding photographers. During your online search, you may have encountered terms such as photojournalism,“fine art wedding photography,”“dark and moody” or a “vintage film look,“, which has emerged in the last few years, as “adventurous elopements” became a trend.So, how do you choose which wedding photography style is the best for you?
For example: My editing style is “bright, vibrant and true to color”. This means the pictures will be bright with a boost of color, and true to color means that if your groom is wearing a navy blue suit then that color is going to stay blue and not a shade of purple or a tint of green. It means the greens are going to be green and not gray or a blue tint color.
In order to define the wedding photography style that fits you, I recommend you sit with your fiance and decide what you like and what you don’t like. Narrowing down the photographer options and trusting your own unique perspectives and who you are as a couple is the most crucial part. Make sure you do your research on a large screen, such as a desktop or laptop, since the bigger the size of the photos, the better you can judge them. All photos look good on mobile phones as you can’t tell if a picture is sharp or blurry, in or out of focus. Don’t just rely on an Instagram portfolio. Visit the photographers’ websites, view as many galleries as possible and also ask to view examples of full wedding galleries as delivered to couples. Use a critical eye. Do you like how the couple is portrayed? Do you imagine yourself in those photos? Can you feel the emotions and get a sense of the atmosphere of the day? Remember, your wedding photos will stay with you forever, and for that reason, you have to select a photographer who can document the day the way you want to remember it.
I recommend that your photographer is very experiencedin shooting weddings, as there is no room for mistakes due to inexperience or lack of organization. Good wedding photographers know how to combine the different photography genres, which are essential in wedding photography and are effective under the stress of time pressure. Furthermore, when the photographer is experienced, they know when and how to anticipate important moments and efficiently manage large groups. At the same time, they have the self-confidence to deal with any unpredictable situation and make the couple feel at ease. And trust me, several unpredictable situations happen in live events, such as weddings.
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Welcome to the Brianna helms photography Blog! I'm brianna helms, and i am a wedding, Engagement, and family, photographer based in port huron, Michigan. I hope you grab some coffee (or a Mountain dew, in my case) and enjoy viewing my latest work, browsing tips and resources , and getting a little peek into my life!
I photograph all over michigan on a regular basis but are never opposed to traveling!! To find out more about me, my style and The photography Experience, you can keep perusing the blog or slip on over to the for more information!