2014 July - Archive

After having been in the wedding industry in excess of 10 years, it still puzzles me as to why guests and family members of the bride & groom insist on taking their cameras to weddings.

Imagine you’re the official photographer  There may be 100 guests (50 couples) and most couple starts taking photographs with either their digital cameras, i-pads or cell phones.  Most photographers (who are being paid to get the best shots) find themselves surrounded by paparazzi guest photographers, who push and shove for prime position.  Very often the first impression that the bridal couple have of their wedding may be some below average images posted by their guests onto social media.

Couples admit to being sorely disappointed after the wedding having seen some of the “unofficial” photographs that guests had posted Facebook.   These unprofessional “snapshots”  in no way reflected the vision they believed their wedding day had portrayed.  They were exceptionally relieved and delighted when their professional wedding photographs were delivered!

It may be an old fashioned approach, but we believe that after the wedding day is over, there is still an element of anticipation and excitement for the arrival of their beautiful wedding photographs”!

Published My Wedding Day Magazine – Issue 15

 

Filled Under : Tips for your wedding day! , Weddings & Engagements

Tips for brides (6)
How to look awesome in your photographs!
Don’t underestimate the power of laughing.   Avoid giving the camera a fake smile, but laugh from your stomach and smile with your eyes!

  • Brides like to look bronzed and beautiful on their wedding day, but don’t overdo it with the spray tan! Similarly, glitter and other luminescent lotions when excessively applied can look like perspiration instead of sparkle.   Go easy – Less is more
  • Double chin’s are a no-no.  To avoid this, elongate your neck by moving your head slightly forwards, and lift your chin ever so slightly.
  • Most wedding dresses are strapless.  Ensure that your dress is laced up tightly enough and properly fitted.  There’s nothing worse than seeing the bride struggle with her dress the entire day.
  • Put your shoulders back, chest forward pulling your belly button towards your spine.  The better your posture – the thinner you look!
  • When posing for that pic, remember to put one shoulder slightly towards the camera, put more weight on one leg than the other and take a nice deep breath.
  • Breathe out and dazzle them with your happy smile!

Filled Under : Tips for your wedding day!