Helping to create memories that last a lifetime, your wedding photographer is there to capture each and every moment of your wedding. This includes getting ready for the day, your spectacular dress, the moment your groom sees you at the altar, the wedding itself, and the reception. The role of your photographer is to not only capture the day itself but to also capture the feelings of joy, happiness, and excitement. And, of course, to capture the romance of a day that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
With that in mind, it goes without saying that finding just the right wedding photographer is essential. One way to determine whether prospective photographers are the right fit is to see if you can get an idea of their process. Knowing what to expect will also take away a lot of stress, too.
Things to Expect From Your Wedding Photographer
When you book a wedding photographer, you may be a bit nervous. Weddings are often the first encounter that many people have with a professional photographer and it is natural to feel a little unsure of what to expect. To help make the process as stress-free as possible, we have put together a list of things that you can expect from your photographer before and on your big day.
Your photographer will very likely ask you a lot of questions before the wedding day. This will help to ensure the best results on the day. Things you may be asked could be anything from the names of the people in your wedding party, the type of photos you like, the time and location, whether there are any family feuds or other potential drama to know about, the estimated schedule for the day, and anything else that might affect the shoot. The more information your photographer has on hand in advance, the more smoothly the day will go.
Most photographers will show up early on the day – don’t be surprised if you notice your photographer walking around the venue, testing lighting and angles, setting up equipment, and doing a few other pre-wedding checks. This is important because it means that your photographer is organised and prepared. It also means that your photographer can capture those moments that you want to treasure forever, as you and your bridesmaids get ready for the big day.
Another thing that your photographer will offer is direction. If you have an idea of the types of shots you want, you can give input ahead of time. On the day itself, your photographer and backup photographer will determine the best place to sit or stand, guiding you and your wedding party on positions, choosing the right lighting, and giving direction on which way to look. If you have family and friends who are also taking photographs, it is best to ask them politely to wait until your professional photographs have been taken or get them to stand back to avoid confusion.
At RavenFire Photography, we put our hearts and souls into making your day as memorable as possible. Our process is carefully planned to give you photographs that help you relive every single second of your day. To find out more about working with a wedding photographer in Durban who focuses on photos and experience, contact us today.