Expensive cameras and lenses are great but ultimately useless without skillful, creative photographers who know how to use them. Look for those whose work people admire, ask for references and samples of their work, and check out their portfolios. Be sure to find photographers with an eye for classic poses and lighting; edgy shots can be fun, but too many can make people look awkward or ridiculous in wedding portraits. Here is a simple checklist of photos you need to make sure the photographer captures at your wedding.
Shot of Parents When They First See the Bride
Photos of parents seeing their daughter get married are one of my favorites. The love in their eyes is genuine and it’s something you don’t want to miss out on. This can easily be included in your pictures as you walk down that aisle towards your groom. Walk down with your bridesmaids and have them stop just before they start walking up the aisle.
Shot of Your Dad Hugging You
Your wedding is one of life’s greatest events. To capture it in its truest essence, your photographer must not only be able to use their camera but also understand and empathize with you and your relationship with your loved ones, especially your Dad. Your Dad’s knees might be shaking but the moment he hugs you is one to cherish for the rest of your life.
Shot of the Bride and Groom Kissing
This is arguably one of the most important shots in any wedding album. It’s also one of the most difficult shots in wedding photography. Make sure your photographer gets this one right. With just a little creativity, you can also make this stand out. For example, if there’s a large window in your venue, take advantage of it by asking the photographer to use it as the background. You can also ask the photographer to shoot while you two kiss on some stairs or while looking out over an ocean view.
Looking for a Good Wedding Photographer?
If you are looking to hire wedding photographers in Dallas then we highly recommend Lily Hayes. She is a professional wedding photographer who specializes in family portraits, wedding photography, maternity, and newborn photo shoots. She will elevate your wedding so that you can cherish it for the rest of your life.
To book her services today, contact her now!
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