Friday, 1 June 2012

From One Bride to the Next - Part Two

"It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile." - Garry Marshall

There are many things that in hindsight I would have liked to know before taking the plunge.  So next on my list of things every future bride should know is about ensuring you and your photographer are on the same page.

My advice is to make a shoot list and photography schedule.  Within weeks leading up to your big day, provide your photographer with a list of 'must' shots.  Discuss your visions with your photographer beforehand so you will not be distracted or worried the day of.  If you have a desired shoe picture that you found on Pinterest, or you fancy a bridesmaid shot without your groom's little sister; share it with your photographer.  Each photographer has a different style, and although after admiring SMP for years it seems obvious to capture each hor d'oevre, escort card, witty sign and petite dessert; it might not be part of your photographer's repertoire.  They are not mind readers and you will be too busy on your wedding day to play artistic director.  Be clear about the pictures that are important to you and don't be shy to ask for things outside the box – you are the client. After all, after the wedding has come and gone, all you have left are your photos. Oh and a husband :)

Yours truly,


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