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Choosing the photographer for your wedding is one of the most important decisions that you'll make since your photos, like your memories, will last a life time. Take your time looking for the right photographer before making your final decision.


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Wedding Reception Pictures - Don't Miss a Moment

By: Derek Farley

No bride and groom wants to have pictures of their wedding ceremony only. While the ceremony is important and contains a lot of monumental, photo-worthy moments, the reception is equally as important in the way of photography. Friends and family gather at the reception, meaning a lot of personality is combined in one place. Add to this food, games, and music, and the photographer has some great stuff to work with.

The new journalistic approach to photography brings a new look to the function. For the photographer, it is less about taking formal shots and more about capturing the journey of the day like a news reporter. Every moment needs to be captured.

When making a list of photographs you want taken, consider the reception as well as all of the ceremony, bridal party, and family shots. Here are some ideas to remember:

  • Father-Bride Dance

  • Mother-Groom Dance

  • Bride and Groom First Dance

  • Bridal Party Dance (should you have one)

  • Cake Cutting

  • Guests Dancing

  • Bouquet Toss

  • Garter Toss

  • Toasts

Between all of these formal shots, your photographer will want to be shooting the random occurrences of the ceremony. For example, the many bride and groom kisses every time the glass clinks. If you plan to have games at the reception, photographs of the competition are great. Pictures of DJ and dancing always provide funny faces and enjoyable memories.

Years down the road, you may not remember all of the details of the reception either. For this reason, have the photographer take pictures of the table arrangements, the food and appetizer tables, the event decorations, the card table, the guest book, the favours, and the cake before being cut. Any notable element of the event should be photographed.

A great way to remember all of the guests at your reception is to have the photographer shoot each table. This way, you can remember who sat where and have a good glance at every guest's face without having to shuffle through random photos later.

The best way to photograph a reception is to shoot it step by step. The photographer can simply follow the schedule and be at all of the important and not-so-important places at the right time. Having photos of each moment and element of the reception will ensure you have a well-rounded memory of your wedding day. You won't miss your first dance or that funny look on your little cousin's face when he was talking.

Author Resource:-> You can learn more about wedding reception invitations, and get many more ideas and resources about wedding receptions by visiting Wedding Receptions Ideas
Article From Free Wedding Articles

What You Need to Know About Wedding Photography: Not all Wedding Photographers are Alike!

By: Timothy Rea

If you know what you want and what you can afford, you can find the right wedding photographer to make your wedding a memorable event!

If you are planning a wedding and wondering whether you should hire a professional wedding photographer to take your wedding photos, there are some things you should consider.

If you have a friend who is a GREAT photographer or a professional photographer, you might be tempted to ask your friend to take your pictures, thinking you will save some money.

This CAN be a success if you and your friend plan all the details and if you let your friend know exactly what you want and do not want and when you want her/him to be involved and when you want him to stay out of the way.

Everyone has a different preference for what wedding photographs they want and how inconspicuous they want the wedding photographer to be, so be sure you talk in detail about what you want. If your friend has NEVER done wedding photos before, you should consider a professional wedding photographer.

You only have one shot at this and you donít want to be a guinea pig! If your friend HAS taken wedding photographs before, ask to see them so you know what you will be getting in the bargain. You donít want to end a good friendship over poor or missing pictures.

If you are hiring a professional photographer, be sure you get to see his/her portfolio and go over the details of what you want. Tell him where and when the wedding is and be sure he has directions to the service and reception so that you arenít waiting for him to arrive! Ask about the equipment he has. What if it rains the day of the wedding? Can he accommodate that? Does he also take video or just 35 mm pictures?

Get some references and call to ask about the experience these other couples had. Was the wedding photographer professional and polite with guests and the bridal party? Was she too pushy or obvious in taking her pictures? Did she get all the special shots she promised?

Ask the prospective wedding photographer how he develops his pictures (does he have his own lab, does he use a professional lab?) and how long it will be before you get your proofs of the pictures from which you will choose your final selection.

TRY to get a contract from the wedding photographer that puts all of this in writing. From the timing of the shots, to the payment schedule (donít pay the entire fee upfront), you should have a written agreement in case anything goes wrong.

Think about what it would be like if this photographer does not fulfill his end of the bargain and you do NOT get the pictures of your wedding. Make you sure you understand the FULL cost, when deposits and final payments are due, what packages you can choose, how many pictures you will get, and get it all in the contract.

Meet and talk to several wedding photographers and companies before you choose the one you want. Hiring a wedding photographer is not an impersonal decision. This person will have to care about what you want and genuinely try to fulfill your expectations. He will also interact with the guests and the bridal party, so you want someone who suits your style and preferences.

Be sure that you understand whether the person you meet is the person you will have on the day of the wedding. If you are contracting a large wedding photography business, and there are other photographers, you should meet the photographer who will actually take your wedding photographs.

The cost of a wedding photographer will vary widely depending on the area of the country in which you live and the prevailing rate for wedding photographers in that area.

Price will also depend on the size of your wedding, what you want in the way of posed and casual photographs, how many photographers are going to be working at the wedding, etc. You can pay from $1,000 to $20,000 so be sure you know what you want and WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD!

In addition, you will pay between $20.00 and $50.00 for reprints. Regardless of where you live, you can plan to spend, on average, between 10% and 20% of your total budget on your pictures.

Author Resource:-> Are you planning a wedding and wondering about all the important wedding photographs? Learn everything you need to know about wedding photographers and photographs by visiting our web site: Wedding PhotographyArticle From Free Wedding Articles

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