Your wedding should be one of the most important days of your life, so it makes sense that you should save the memories with photos from the event. Your wedding day photos are how you will remember this event for the rest of your life, so they’re more important than you may realize. Just like everything else in wedding planning, it takes a lot of time and preparation to get perfect wedding photos, and a few missteps can lead to problems later. Here are four common mistakes to avoid when planning your wedding photos.
Choosing a Photographer Based Only on The Price
Without a doubt, weddings can be expensive, and people are tempted to cut costs where they can. Hiring an inexpensive wedding photographer may seem like a good idea at the time, but you may regret it when your photos come back. You only get one shot at wedding day photos, so it’s essential that you pay for a qualified photographer. This doesn’t mean hiring the most expensive photographer; most good photographers have competitive prices. But if you want to save money on your wedding photos, you’ll be better served by getting a smaller photography package from an excellent wedding photographer rather than getting a low price on a large number of images that turn out to be poor quality. At Leidy and Josh, our award-winning luxury photography packages start at a base price with add-ons you can choose to fine-tune your LJ Experience.
Not Having Poses Finalized
Weddings can be huge affairs with a large number of close friends and family members who want to be in pictures with the bride and groom. However, time is limited, and so if you want to get photos with everyone, it needs to be planned out in advance. Deciding on poses and who will be in which picture saves time as well as prevents unnecessary conflict and disagreements.
Part of the L&J Complete Wedding Experience is a one-on-one consultation where we discuss these issues and decide on the vision you have for your wedding photos. Our package also includes a second lead photographer, so there will be plenty of candid images of your wedding as well as the planned poses.
Not Having a Photo List Prepared
Similar to having poses prepared, it’s also helpful to give your photographer an idea of “must have” photos for the wedding. There’s so much happening at a wedding that without a “must have” list, some of the candid moments you wanted to see might not get photographed. These are some of the things that we discuss with couples during the one-on-one consultation at Leidy and Josh.
We also discuss the schedule of events for the wedding and how that will affect what photos are taken and when. Because many wedding photos depend on natural lighting, there are times of day factors to take into consideration. For example, the midday sun can cast harsh, unflattering shadows on the subjects face. On the other hand, the late-day sun can create a beautiful, warm glow on everyone in the photo. At Leidy and Josh, we will work with you to make sure your photos have the look and feel you desire.
Waiting Too Long To Book a Photographer
A common mistake made when planning a wedding is waiting too long to book a photographer. There are only so many wedding photographers in a given area, and the most talented ones are booked fast so as soon as you’ve set a wedding date and booked a venue, it’s time to start looking for a photographer. Finding the right photographer can take longer than people realize. You want to have time to get to know the photographers you interview. Your photographer will be a large part of your wedding celebrations, so you need to be sure you like their personality. Visit our website to learn more about Leidy and Josh personally. Once you’ve decided on your photographer, book them immediately. You aren’t the only couple getting married. There’s nothing worse than finding out your preferred photographer was scheduled a week before you called.
There are a lot of good reasons to have your wedding photography done by Leidy and Josh. Visit our website to learn more about our wedding photography services and to schedule an appointment so you can meet us in person.