After months of preparations you’ll find your wedding day flashes past in a blur of nerves and exhilarating emotions. Your wedding photographs will be your enduring record of the day. Small details you’ve forgotten, like the look in your Dad’s eye as he realised he was giving away his “little girl” or the way your partner smiled at you when you were declared man and wife, should all be captured in a mix of formal and candid shots and experienced wedding photographers are the ones who best know how to achieve this.
Each wedding is a unique event because of the unique personalities of the marrying couple and their families. Yet how many times have you looked at your friends and families wedding photographs and felt that they all looked the same? The people might be different but the shot composition is almost identical! There is no denying that every wedding will have similar elements to it, but the job of your photographer is to capture your unique difference within the commonality of the ritual. Spontaneous moments will arise in every wedding and you will need a photographer who is flexible and alert enough to recognise and capture those magical moments.
Making decisions about the style and tone of your wedding photographs is also critical. Discuss with your partner what you do and don’t like about wedding photographs generally. Talk about what elements you would like in your photographs such as, natural settings or a built environment for your wedding photograph backdrops, a relaxed composition or a more structured approach. There are plenty great wedding photo locations in Perth to choose from, and your photographer should be able to guide you according to your needs. Consider the personalities in your wedding party and think about what they will be comfortable doing or how long they will be able to tolerate the formal photograph session. The more you know about what you want the easier it will be to find the photographer who can deliver that for you.
When it comes to choosing between Perth photographers, pricing is always going to be an important part of your decision making – but the old adage is often true, “pay peanuts and you get monkeys”. Ask your short listed photographers who will own the copyright to the photographs, and how easily you can get reprints. Do any of the photographers offer other services like wedding albums? And, importantly, how long will it take before your photographs are ready?
There are some truly brilliant Perth Photographers – choose the right one and you’ll get to enjoy your day over and over again.
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