I can't tell you how many people I see who tell me they didn't like their photos ...
It takes a great deal of trust to be the event photographer and there are a few things you need to be sure of to make sure you get pictures you like. So here is the first in a number of tips to making sure you end up with pictures you like.
Make Sure There is Plenty Of Time For The Important Pics
I've never worked a function that went competely to plan ... you try, agendas are drafted, watches are sync'd to military accuracy the days starts. Within the first 15 minutes the party is already running 20 mins behind schedule ...
What all that means is that when it comes to the set pieces. formal or group shots make sure there is plenty of time set aside for them. Different photographers work in different ways and indeed different people want different things but bear these things in mind.
You will have a list of the family groups that you want taking ... please share all of the list with me
Even if you do there will be more to add, guaranteed
Bear in mind good photography takes time, good photography takes more time ... for some group shots you will have to be posed and reposed before the line up feels right
It't the only time I'm going to pull rank on your entire day. If there are a bunch of other people stood behind me shouting Look at me ... then my shot, the official shot, that will be the one you keep will have everyone looking in all sorts of directions.
The long and short of it is this, you don't want to be away from the reception for long, I don't want to keep you any longer than is necessary. The flip side is that the pictures you see in Bridal Magazines, Pinterest and faceboook don't just happen, they need planning, posing and preparation. Be kind to your photographer, let them know what you have in mind and all will go well