5 common Wedding Photography mistakes

6.9.2014

1. Hiring a friend or a relative as the official photographer

If you have a friend who also happens to be an exceptional photographer and would like him to take photos for your wedding, we advise you reconsidering for 3 reasons.


Firstly, he might wanna hang out and have fun instead of holding the boring camera. Secondly, even if he love being your photographer, he might still forgets his role once or twice. And believe us, every single moment of your day should be captured.  Lastly, you can't complain or freely request him do things because he's a friend.


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Photo: Vera Wang on Weddings


2. Book the professional photographer too late

Bear in mind that if you getting married in wedding season, there’s great possibility that your perfect wedding photographer is fully booked. Our advice is once you find your photographer, book him immediately.


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Photo: blog.wildplumphotography.com


3. Not getting a second shooter

Even when you hire a professional, there still exists the odd that he could not capture all the moment of your day. Besides, the second shooter could offer you another unique point of view on the wedding so why not?


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Photo: ivy-weddings.com


4. Not making the list of photos that you like to see in your album

It may sound high-maintenance but it’s really necessary for both the bride and the photographer. In fact, many photographers said that it would be much easier if the bride knows exactly what she wants. So why not making the list?


Here is an article on The Knot about wedding photo list. We’re in love and find it very helpful, let’s check it out before you talk to your photographer.

http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-photography-videography/articles/50-wedding-photos-you-cant-do-without.aspx?page=3


5. Focusing too much on taking photos

We know that posing is important but even so, it’s not the main purpose of the night. Just have fun and let your photographer does his job. And also, the album with bride looks at the camera in all pictures is probably not very nice.


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Have you found the photography style you love yet? Check out our facebook fanpage for some suggestions from our previous weddings.

https://www.facebook.com/bythuongtran?fref=ts


Love,

Bythuongtran team.



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