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5 Things To Trust To Your Wedding Photographer | Central PA Weddings

Trust is important to any relationship and this is also true for the relationship you have with your wedding photographer. There's a reason you chose them to capture the most important day of your life. While you may have a vision of how you want some of your Central PA Wedding Photos to turn out, for the most part, you are going to have to put a lot of trust in your photographer. Trusting your photographer a little more in these 5 areas will not only result in better images for you to remember your big day by but will also remove some of the stress on you, as well.




1. Choosing the Location of the Shot

You wedding photographer should have taken the time to familiarize themselves with your wedding location and areas around your ceremony site to find the best places to photograph. They'll know where gets the best light and where the best scenery is. You might have some ideas, but leave the scouting of locations up to your wedding photographer. This is, after all, part of what they do for a living.


2. Time of Day to Shoot

Lighting is a key ingredient to creating beautiful images and using the natural light of the sun will produce beautiful lighting, but that doesn't mean that any time of the day will give you the same results. Your photographer should know what time of day will be best to take those gorgeous outdoor shots that won't leave harsh shadows on your face or when to sneak outside to take some night inspired shots.




3. Poses

Trust your photographer to know what poses are the most flattering for you. They can see how the light is shining on you and what angles look best for your body type. While some photographers will take into consideration your picture ideas, you shouldn't be offended if they shoot down your ideas. Most times you'll be working with limited time and light and you don't want to waste much of either on your big day. While it is your special day, you want to be able to enjoy it with your friends and family and not arguing with your photographer about how to best make you look good in wedding pictures.


4. Editing Your Photos

Trust your photographer’s creative eye during the editing process. They will know which images will look best in black and white, color, cropped and which ones to add special effects to, if any. Part of the editing process is a part of their style and this is one of the reasons you hired them. Trust them to use their skills to make each image stunning.



5. Handling Printed Products

Your photographer knows where to get prints made and the best places to order your specialty items. Imagine having an amazing image, ordering a large print of it, only to receive it and realize that the colors were off or it's a little blurry or it didn't look as great enlarged as you thought that it would. Knowing where to have your products printed, what size they should be printed in and which ones will look best in your albums, wall art or thank you cards is part of what you are getting when you hired a professional photographer. Trust them and listen to what they think will look best for what you want.


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Yes, there may be cheaper photographers, or free friends willing to capture your special day, but do you really want to trust a newbie to your once in a lifetime day? There's only one first married kiss. Make sure your not regretting things later.



5 Comments


deborahaldridge
Feb 28, 2022

Excellent advice to couples! You are so right in that their relationship with their wedding photographer and trust is needed to ensure a great day and desired memories are captured! Wonderful detailed list you have provided to them regarding many key services you provide on their big day!

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candace miller
candace miller
Feb 28, 2022

I love that you are guiding couples so they know what to look for and letting them know what you can take care of for them. A lot of people don't know what a photographer "does" at a wedding besides click the button and letting them know what you are there for is really helpful.

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Michelle Robertson
Michelle Robertson
Feb 24, 2022

There is always a cheap or free option, but for wedding photographers that should not be your first choice, or even second choice! These are WEDDING pictures that will be with you forever and are so very special! Every one of your tips is spot on and professional photographers spend years learning and perfecting their craft. Time of day, posing, it's all so important to have a photographer you trust for your perfect day!

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Brandi Price
Brandi Price
Feb 24, 2022

Such great advice for engaged couples when looking for their photographer. We love to hear their ideas and visions, but there are just some things they need to trust their photographer with!

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Andrea Sollenberger
Andrea Sollenberger
Feb 23, 2022

I really love this article. It is what every client needing photographs feels and wants to know. How to find that trusted photographer who will represent her or him the way they want to be portrayed. I especially love that you point out the best wedding photographers know the angles to create the most flattering wedding photos. Thank you for this helpful article of tips!

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