Every once in awhile, more often than not, your wedding photographer will capture the most amazing shot. The shot that takes the cover of your wedding album, the shot that gets printed on your living room wall, the one that goes on your thank you cards. You know the one I’m talking about, the one that makes you swoon!
To look or not to look, that is the question. Some couples have found themselves contemplating the idea of a First Look. A first look is generally when a bride and groom (or bride/bride and groom/groom) chose to forgo the tradition of the two not seeing each other before exchanging vows. The anticipation leading up to this special moment is preceded by the two ideally standing back to back before the big reveal. Some couples opt to exchange gifts or love letters beforehand to enhance the emotional display. The duo then turns to face each other as sparks fly. Many couples (and professionals in the wedding industry) love the idea of a First Look and here we will explain the reasons why.
Your wedding album should be a work of art. It should become one of your family’s first heirlooms. Not only should it tell an important story through emotive imagery, just as important, it should be made with the best materials.
You should expect your wedding album to have a limited lifetime guarantee and have a very long image permanence rating. The first thing you should know is that if the album maker is using archival-quality inks and archival-quality papers, you can expect that rating to be 300 years or more.
One of the most difficult aspects about planning a wedding is finding the right vendors. Although each vendor is incredibly important, your photographer is especially important. The job of the photographer is to capture moments of your special day that will tell a story for years to come. These memories will not only be with you for the rest of your life, but they will remain with your family and children. So, how do you find the right photographer? Not only do you need to ask the right questions, but you need to consider things such as a photographer’s style, quality, experience, products, value, and personality.
Last week we heard from our guest blogger, Kaylinn Mayes, Studio Manager of Bend the Light Photography. She had some some great photography tips that you should consider when you create your shot list. Here are a few more tips to get you photo-ready!
Wedding photos are one of the most important takeaways from your big day. Your photos will be treasured and looked at for many years to come. These moments will most likely be passed down from generation to generation. It is of the utmost important that you hire a photographer you’re not only comfortable with, but can also grasp your vision and style of the type of photos you want. Our guest blogger, Kaylinn Mayes, Studio Manager of Bend the Light Photography, has some great tips to take into consideration when creating your shot list.