This week on ChezBlog we have a guest blog by a really wonderful photograper, Victoria Armstrong. Victoria is so talented at capturing that special moment whether it's the first kiss on your wedding day, the reactions at your gender reveal, or your child's first birthday party! She is going to give us 5 tips for getting the best wedding photography!
5 Tips for the Best Wedding Photography
You have been dreaming about this day ever since you were little. Between choosing the colors, the flower arrangements and your bridesmaids, the photographer is one of the most important decisions you can make to ensure that all of those magical moments are captured forever. My name is Victoria Armstrong and I am the owner and head photographer of Victorious Photography. Here are 5 quick tips to ensure the your photographer captures all of those special moments on your perfect day.
1: Take a gander at the photographers portfolio: Looking through the portfolio will help you connect with the photographer. Each photographer has different styles on how they will tell your story so make sure their style fits with the story you're wanting to tell.
2: Meet your photographer: Like any relationship, the one between you and your photographer is Important. Meet your photographer in person to get a feel of who they are, how well you can work together, and discuss their work and what you're looking for on your big day. This will help you ask questions, find common ground and talk about timelines and special requests. It's important that your photographer feels like a friend. This will help you loosen up at the wedding, be yourself, and feel comfortable while taking pictures. If you connect with your photographer, it will translate into your photos.
3: Save your "favorite" kinds of pictures: Making a Pinterest board or sending pictures to your photographer before your big day is very helpful. This ensures that the photographer knows certain elements of your wedding to look for. This will also help you connect with your photographer and they will learn your personality.
4: Discuss a timeline with the photographer: Build in enough time to allow the photographer to capture those perfect moments. Photographers take thousands of pictures to ensure they captured that moment that you envisioned your whole life. These pictures last a lifetime and allotting that time beforehand will pay dividends for the years to come.
5: The photographer does not know who your Aunt Sally is: Create a list of the family members names for the family portraits. It is very helpful for the photographer to have an idea of how many people they will be taking pictures of. Also, designate a person to gather those members during the session so it doesn't waste time for reception fun.
You can find Victoria at victoriousphoto.com and on Instagram @VictoriousPhotography and Facebook @VictoriousPhotographyCharleston.