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How to Get Great Wedding Photos

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When is the last time you’ve had your photos professionally taken? You can probably get some pretty high-quality pictures by just using a smart phone, but having a professional photographer with an eye for lines and aesthetic produces much better pictures. For your wedding, you will want to hire a skilled photographer to capture your special day.

Get to Know Your Photographer

In order for you to get great photos, both you and your spouse should be comfortable with the photographer. Stiffness and discomfort translate very painfully in photos, and you don’t want your wedding pictures of all photos to feel awkward and uncomfortable. Because there will be so much going on on your actual wedding day, meeting your photographer the day of would just add unnecessary pressure. When possible, meet your photographer before the wedding and get to know them a little bit. If you do this, it will feel more like a friend behind the camera on your big day instead of a stranger paid to be there. Additionally, when picking a photographer, choose one whose aesthetic and editing style you like.

Communicate What You Want

Wedding photographers, like all photographers, have artistic vision and input. However, they are photographing your wedding, so you have final say in what types of pictures you want. If you have strong preferences about your photos, be clear about which poses, color schemes, and backgrounds you want. Something else to think about before your wedding is who you need or want pictures with, including families of the bride and groom and the wedding party. Listing out who you want pictures with before the wedding will help you avoid missing pictures with anyone important.

Pick a Photogenic Venue

Most pictures are made up of two main elements: the subject and the background. In your wedding photos, you and your guests will be the subjects, but you still need to consider what the background will be. Picking a photogenic venue will help you get great wedding photos. Photogenic venues are elegant, don’t distract from the subject, look good from most or all angles, and have good lighting.

Most of your wedding day will probably be a blur. With pictures, though, you can capture the sentimental and lovely moments of your wedding. You want to have high-quality wedding photos so you can look back on them fondly for years to come.

If you are searching for a photogenic venue to make a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos, book the Joseph Smith Memorial Building here.