HOW - TO

HOW - TO

HOW TO:


- Decide on a style of photography

 

Photography styles can vary drastically, and you may not be aware of what it is exactly that you are looking for? Many people these days like the more relaxed, documentary/ storytelling style of photography for their day, whist others prefer to have a contemporary classical look to their images with group shots and conventional styled portraits. If you know that you want to have a photographer but not have him seen, then the creative/documenting approach will be for you. If you would rather be told where and how to stand then maybe the classical look is for you!


- Find the right pro

When you’re looking for your photographer, simply look for the images that you love! Follow them on Instagram and research their website and request to see FULL WEDDING COLLECTIONS. This way you can gauge if the images that you see on their web site is consistent to the way that the images are shot throughout the day. We as photographers are all guilty of it – putting our ‘hero’ shots on the website to showcase our best work. 

Make sure that you also click with your photographer well and you both have a clear idea of what you as the bride and groom want and that your photographer can deliver to your expectations. You will want to leave your photographer after the wedding with him being more of a friend than your ‘wedding photographer’.

 

- Get used to being in front of the camera

There are many different effective ways for you to become very used to being in front of the camera prior to the wedding such as a pre-wedding photoshoot, which is were you can go out with your chosen photographer to have a few hours getting to know them better and building that relationship that you will have by the time of the wedding. Here you will be able to view the images from this session and be confident and ideally more comfortable in front of the camera in time for your wedding day. Seeing the results will ultimately let you work the camera better on the day that counts. 

 

 

- Get the best shots on the day

To get the best shots on the day I can only advise to be relaxed go with your photographer and any suggestions that they may suggest. As they go to many wedding they may be able to suggest many different ways of how to get the best from the venue and the people on the day. This way you can go ahead and enjoy your day and not worry about getting the best photographs as you would have the faith in your photographer to get the best shots and wow you with the results when the final collection is delivered.

HOW DO I KNOW YOUR MY 'PERFECT' WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Wedding photography is very personal for some people and everybody has particular ideas and requirements for their finished wedding collection. Most of the clients that I attract love to emotional connection to the images I can portray rather than a selection of images where are just capturing what is happening. I tell stories with the story of the wedding which everybody loves! Other clients on the other hand value more the group shots and will book to have between 10-15 separate groups which is fine and this is how they wish for their day to play out.

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I particularly enjoy the weddings where everything is captured more documentary and in the moment, so that I can go and do what I do best - blend in and capture images for my clients which they never even dreamed of as their wedding will never be the same as any other.

Jonathan Flint photography wedding photography Leicestershire

DO I GET MY IMAGES ONLINE

As the world has now moved forward and we consistently push for new means of delivery the most future proof and secure way of delivering your images to you is via an online gallery. Imagine if you were married 5 years ago and had received your images on a CD/DVD - today as technology has evolved you wouldn’t be able to view the images on a new computer so in order to forward think about where we may be heading I don’t think USBs will be around for much longer.

Online is always going to be available. This is why I choose to deliver galleries this way for my clients and have long - extendable online galleries for them to download from.

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DO WE STILL NEED GROUP SHOTS AT OUR WEDDING

ARE GROUP IMAGES IMPORTANT

Group shots are still a wanted part of wedding photography, however you are ultimately deciding what you want to have captured. Some weddings have a few (5-8) and then some weddings have none at all and want them captured as they come to me for them. Each wedding is so different from the next that each couple have their own needs and wants for the group shots as to who is important to them in attendance.

Mum, dad, nan and grandad will always go crazy for soup shots and so will the bridesmaids. Its always worth having a few!

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