“Your wedding is supposed to be not only the happiest day of your life but also an occasion on which you should regularly and fondly look back. For that reason, there should be a strong emphasis on ensuring your wedding photos effectively capture the best moments of the special day.” states Sussex professional wedding photographer, Jeff Woodall.
Thoroughly research different wedding photographers
In many instances, your wedding photos will only be as good as the photographer who takes them. When considering a particular photographer, you should therefore look at what they have captured for an entire wedding, advises Bridal Guide, to judge how they fare in varying conditions.
Arrange to meet potential photographers face-to-face
Once you have narrowed down the candidates to about three, you should endeavour to meet each of them either in person or by video chat. A key objective here is to assess how comfortable you feel around the photographer, as they will be closely following you on the big day, The Knot points out.
Agree to a specific package in writing
You might be content with your photographer’s standard package, which is likely to cover roughly eight hours – from preparation right through to the close of reception. Whatever package you select, the contract that you sign should detail everything, including the date and hours.
“Trial” your hair and makeup to verify its appeal
Naturally, you should test these parts of your look ahead of the wedding day. In the process, you should check that your appearance translates well into photographs and the makeup will stay intact for a whole day. The likes of wear-proof makeup and touch-ups could help to preserve your look.
Consider what you specifically want
You are likely to want such moments as the kiss and first dance caught on camera. However, you may also desire images of other, less traditional scenes. If you would like a particularly elegant backdrop, consider the aristocratic charm and refined furnishings of our Château Bouffémont in France.
Make clever use of outdoor lighting
Our luxury venue on the Parisian outskirts also features large grounds – including spectacular manicured French gardens. In such sumptuous outdoor settings, photos could richly benefit from natural lighting; an overcast sky can prevent unflattering shadows, according to Tom’s Guide.
Don’t lose sight of intricate details
If there are particular details to which you particularly devote time and attention, you should prioritise eternalising those elements in photography.
At our château, such features could include the refined cuisine that we can provide as part of our tailor-made service. You could also capture such enchanting pieces of interior decor as our fine fabrics and crystal chandeliers.
Relax and enjoy yourself on the day
It would be tragic to run into depression and frustration during your wedding – and those emotions would show on your face and, therefore, in the photos. However, you can relieve tension by always planning well in advance. To this end, you could book our château, to which you and your guests can have exclusive access during the wedding.