Photographers will always show you their best photographs at the enquiry stage; so judge their ability on what you see. Remember, it’s easy to take 3 or 4 excellent pictures at each wedding, but it’s a different matter taking 200 excellent and unique images at each wedding. Look at a minimum of 2 complete weddings from start to finish.
When looking at photographers work, ask yourself, can they create moments of fun and lightness and then capture them? Great photographic moments rarely happen by themselves, they are crafted by photographers. To see complete Lovegrove Weddings click here.
Fantastic grounds and landscaped gardens are great when the weather is kind. However, if photography is high on your list of priorities, choose a venue that can provide covered places and rooms away from the guests where you can go for photographs if it’s raining.
Select a reception venue with a manager or coordinator that will let you choose the timings of your day. Avoid a venue that insists you use their ‘approved’ suppliers. Stay flexible and enjoy making your day unique.
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We can help you plan your day so that nothing is too rushed or drawn out, but the important things to remember are:
- Your wedding day starts from the time you wake up. Plan to enjoy every moment :)
- Imagine the day from the point of view of your guests. When will they want to eat? Are there times that will seem flat? A free hour after dinner before the evening starts can slow the day down and fragment the party.
- Allow plenty of time to chat to your friends and family after your photographs have been taken.
We’re not going to tell you what shoes to wear; our only advice is to expect satin or silk shoes to be less than pristine when the day is done.
For summer weddings we suggest you have a pair of other sandals or pretty flip-flops with you at the reception. The grass may be wet, and if you want to make use of the grounds for some photographs you may prefer to leave your Jimmy Choos or Ginas inside.
For winter weddings we recommend having something that will keep your feet dry and warm if you go outside for photos. A pair of funky wellies under your wedding dress will do the job nicely and also make a great photograph.
Right from the start of your day you should relax and enjoy it as it will just fly by. The car may be late, the flowers may be a different shade of pink, it may be raining. Don’t let these things worry you. What will be will be.
If you stay chilled and ride above any hiccups you will have a much better day.
Delegate all the ‘on the day’ tasks like taking the orders of service and confetti to the church.