As we move into the Spring season, engaged couples are putting the final touches to their wedding day plans. The wedding photography is often left to the last minute in booking a professional photographer; or a relative/or friend who maybe a keen amateur snapper is asked to visually record the day. The danger of using an inexperienced photographer is that he/she will be unsure what pictures are essential in covering a wedding, and how to organize large groups of people for photos, when everybody is enjoying themselves. There’s only one chance to get these special pictures on the day, so the photographer must control the situation otherwise the couple will be disappointed with the final results.
Professionals learn this from years of experience in photographing different wedding situations. Also the best photographers get booked very early for the most popular wedding days, such as Saturdays in the Spring and Summer months. If on a tight budget booking the cheapest photographer is not always the wisest choice – ask to see some of their recent wedding coverage examples either in albums, framed display pictures or website galleries.
When first organizing and booking the venue(s) for the ceremony and reception; contact your local professional photographer, and then book them well in advance to guarantee coverage. Or choose a day that is less popular, such as Friday or Sunday in late Autumn or during the Winter months – a snow covered background can be very picturesque!
In this digital world, more couples are choosing to have all their wedding photos on a DVD/CD or USB flash drive, and then storing them online (ie Cloud, Instagram, Facebook, etc); but memories are much more tangible if the pictures are printed in a beautiful album to show your family and friends. Albums today are created and designed on the computer, so that the images are more exciting and vibrant to view when the album is published, rather than the old fashioned album of slip-in prints. Also virtual image storage maybe lost in the future as technology advances, whereas hard-copy albums and even framed pictures will still be around for future generations to view.