You might already be well underway with the planning for your big day. Or maybe you’ve just started to discuss the picture perfect place for your ceremony or reception. Either way, one thing you’re probably certain of is that you’ll want a photographer there to capture all the magic.
You may have already chosen the photographer to capture your memories, or perhaps you are still looking for that person that suits you and your style. Regardless, one important decision that you will have to make is “what time should they start?”
I’ve found that many brides are unsure of exactly what they want or need from their photographer. As the professionals who have (more often than not!) been to many more weddings than these brides, we’re relied upon to share information about what we can offer and what is likely to happen on their big day.
The one thing I encourage brides to do, above all else, is to have the photographer there from the start of the day for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, the earlier your photographer is with you, the more comfortable you will be with having them around! This means you will relax. If you’re not so comfortable being in front of the camera, getting to know your photographer better early on will soon make you forget they’re even there.
Secondly, early in the day is when your photographer can capture the nervous excitement every bride feels. The moments you spend with your bridesmaids, Mum, kids and family prior to your ceremony are filled with emotion. Looking back on photographs of these moments will take you back to that moment; the anticipation, excitement and love you felt on your big day.
We photographed a bride recently who, as a hairdresser, decided to do her bridesmaids’ hair for her wedding. Stressful you might think? Well, for her it was a natural, personal touch, and it produced some very special photographs. Her father, who is also a hairdresser, helped with the finishing touches of her hair and secured her veil in place – a special memory that they will cherish together forever.
Being relaxed (as well as a little nervous!) and surrounded by those people who are close to you combine to create the most beautiful memories of your day. It’s so important that your photographer is there to capture those moments.
All images courtesy of Snowflake Creations
Ms Chinoiserie says: Asking your photographer to capture these special moments ensures they become treasured memories to look back on in years to come!
About Best Day Ever: Vicki and Jacques from Best Day Ever are a fun creative QLD based wedding photography duo who work together to capture special moments and turn them into memories.