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How to Ensure Your Wedding Photos Serve as a Constant Reminder of a Beautiful Day

6th January 2016 Mark Dolby Photography
It’s probably a two horse race when it comes to deciding on the best day of your life. In all likelihood, those who have experienced at least one of getting married and having children will be completely unhesitant in proclaiming them one and two – the overall winner is part of a whole separate debate!

Many of us wish for everlasting mementos and reminders of happy times. I’m assuming that you wouldn't be too receptive of a professional photographer gathering around a new-born’s crib but wedding photography provides the perfect platform for significant memories to be visually preserved for eternity.

Getting the ideal keepsake can be a difficult task, especially when everything has to be flawless. Here are a few tips and tricks that can help you ensure that your images are as wonderful as your day.

Get the Right Photographer

If there’s one thing we have learned from the emergence of cameras being readily available in digital form such as mobile phones, it’s that anybody can wave one around with differing levels of results. Photography is rightfully considered an art and as such, a finger painting with a disposable film isn’t in the same league as the Mona Lisa.

The best shutterbug out there for you is obviously defined by many factors. Location, price and availability on the big day are going to be key aspects. Perhaps the most overlooked component of choosing somebody to capture your moments is compatibility.

Your wedding photographer is going to be somebody you’ll be spending a lot of time with and you will want to make sure that they are just as passionate about snapping your magical occasion as yourself.

Body Language and Posing

As you’re probably aware, the way you carry yourself can speak volumes – sometimes even more that actual speech. Body language is the unconscious actions taken by yourself without you even knowing. Don’t be alarmed if you’ve ever had a picture taken and you’re not fully in hug mode; it’s not an indication that you don’t love each other. Some people’s tendencies are to not portray emotion or displays of affection too strongly.

Before your wedding day crops up you may want to test out a few posing options but your wedding photographer will probably try and instigate some sort of adjusted body language and posing within your shots – another reason to make sure you’ve got the right person for the job.

Carry a Few Bits of Touch-Up Equipment

I wish this on nobody at all, but sometimes uncontrollable and unforeseen circumstances can play a big role in ruining photographs. Wind, rain, tears and even guests can contribute to hair and make-up mishaps and other unwanted nuisances.

Many of us long for perfect photos and having a touch-up kit at hand can help rediscover the look you had earlier in the day. Whether that consists of lip gloss, foundation or even a spare groom’s tie (you never know) is completely up to you and scenarios you envisage hampering your pictures.

Don't Forget to Communicate

It’s probably a safe bet that there are going to be pictures taken by various guests at various points throughout the day. If you’re like me, you detest the idea of anybody revealing or releasing information or photographs that are purely your own business before you do so yourself.

If this is the case, ensure that you have relayed this message to all of your guests. I’m sure if you respect them enough to invite to your wedding, they like you enough to respect your wishes.

Don’t forget to tell your wedding photographer this point too. Although they wouldn’t release your snaps in most cases, making them aware of your desire is going to reduce the risk of any unwanted outcomes.

If you enjoyed this article and would like to read more, please visit Mark Dolby's website, Leeds Weeding Photographer.

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