Working with your Bride and Groom
I’m sure we all freak out at some point when planning our own wedding, I mean there is just so much to think about that sometimes you forget the odd thing. Don’t worry I’m sure it’s happened to all our Bride’s or Groom’s at some point during their planning.
I know for most of my Bride’s and Groom’s their photographer is a huge part of their day they want to capture their special moments into beautiful photographs which they can continue to look back on year after year. Give out to family and friends, maybe even hang a display somewhere in the house. But they also want the moments captured which they sometimes miss, and you’ll be amazed at how many of those they do miss because there off talking to guests, or having their couple photo’s or checking the venue room. It’s so important for them to be able to relive their day again and again.
A few things I feel are important to think about when booking your photographer –
- I also feel it’s important that you, your partner and the photographer get along from the first moment. Believe it or not your going to be spending a lot of time together on the day so you all want to feel relaxed around one another. This is why I always offer to meet with my couples before they book me because as much as they’ve looked at my work and love what they see. I want them to be sure I’m the photographer they want on their day. I arrange a little coffee meeting, where we can discuss your wedding ideas, find out how he got down on one knee and just get to know each other a little better.
- You want someone who can be relaxed and isn’t shouting at you all day long, it’s still your day and as much as the photograph’s are important to get done, you cannot help it if a bride or groom gets stuck talking to a guest. Use that time to photograph the guests and don’t make your bride and groom feel bad. I always allow time for my couples to get around their wedding party before going off for couple shots.
- Don’t be affairs to ask your photographer for a shot. As much as I know what types of images you want as we would have previously discussed it, please never fear to ask for a last minute shot. It’s what I’m there for if you want it you just tell me and I’ll be there ready to take it. Keeping in contact with your client, I always make sure I keep up to date with my couple. Even if they’ve booked a wedding for 2 years time, I don’t like them to feel I have forgotten about them. I always drop an email very know and then just to see how things are going.
We still have a few dates available for 2017 weddings, so if you still haven’t booked your get in contact.
Lots of Love Phoebe x