How to choose the photos for a Perfect Wedding Album
Although spontaneous photographs (this style is known as photojournalism or reportage) are currently the preferred ones by the brides, an album made only with them could end up leaving out some important moments and loved ones from your wedding album.
Gathering parents, grandparents the bridal party and close friends for some posed photographs will take no longer than 30 minutes and the result will be precious memories. Moreover, the photo shoot is a fun time in which you are recording the story of your lives. These are photos that you do not only for you, but also for your children and grandchildren. Being photographed with loved ones should be seen as an opportunity! It does not happen all the time.
Pay close attention when choosing your professional photographer. A good wedding photographer is the one who masters the technique of both styles (posed photographs and spontaneous ones) and is able to create beautiful wedding images allowing you to have a perfect wedding album.
Traditional photos that can’t be missed in your wedding album:
- Groom with his parents
- Bride with her parents
- The couple with the bride’s family
- The couple with the groom’s family
- Bride with groomsmen
- Groom with groomsmen
The preparations, makeup of the bride, dress details, moments before the ceremony are inexhaustible sources of inspiration for beautiful images that will leave your wedding album even more interesting. Adding the coverage of the preparations is worthy and usually included in the wedding photography package you hired (we offer full day coverage from the preparations!). Check it out with your wedding photographer.
Mix colour and B&W photographs
Colour photographs are perfect to record the beautiful colours of the decoration of the wedding ceremony and reception, the dresses of the bridesmaids, your bouquet and many other details carefully chosen for the wedding day. So why also include pictures in black and white?
Because when we look at a photo in black and white, our eyes need to process just few colours, which makes the image much easier to be assimilated making the main subject stand.
Ideal for recording moments of great emotion, black and white photography have a high emotional impact, because drive our attention to the expressions and feelings present in that scene.
Go beyond the basics
A good professional photographer will be able to create interesting and attractive scenes using different types of techniques and working properly with the light when taking your shots. Grainy photos, well contrasted pictures or softer colours can also be obtained in the post-production process and will result in a diverse and dynamic wedding album.
To get photos with a touch of mystery, some professionals work as voyeurs during the wedding, being distant from the events just capturing beautiful images from angles no one could see. To get this special touch in your wedding photos, it’s better to have more than just one photographer covering your wedding.
Ask your photographer about the possibilities he offers in post-production – they’re endless!
Explore the Environment
It is not necessary to restrict the wedding photos to the church and the reception room. Enjoy the surrounding environment to create unusual and unique images! Busy streets to country scenes, every place has its attractions. Get out for a walk with the wedding photographer and enjoy.
Bear in mind that your wedding album is your first heirloom. Choosing the right photographs for your wedding album will have a great impact in how you tell your story.
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