I'm a lifestyle and wedding photographer. What does that mean? It means I work unobtrusively and shoot natural looking images!
I'm based in the South-Eastern suburbs and I shoot all around Melbourne :)
My clients ask me for tips to plan a wedding, here are some:
* Bring a bottle of water.
Seems simple, but you don't want to be be dehydrated anytime during your wedding day. It's usually a good idea to give the water responsibility to your bridal party so you don't have to worry about it.
* Get help for the group shots.
It can usually frustrate or tire the bride and groom trying to organise people for the group shots right after the ceremony because people are usually hanging around, talking to Aunt Amy or cousin Carl who they haven't seen for ages and at the same time people are congratulating you. I would suggest assigning one person from the bride's side, and one person from the groom's side to gather up the groups so that all you have to do is stay in one spot whilst I take your group photos.
You can never get enough help for this part of the day!
* Bring flats.
If your wedding day involves walking to many locations (ceremony, different locations, to different photo spots, receptions etc...) it's a good idea to bring a pair of flats for when you don't need to be wearing your wedding shoes. You can give your feet a break in the car, but why not give them a break when you're on the move as well?
* It's never too early to start planning.
You reading this is a great start to your wedding planning. And regardless of which photography service you go with, it's a good idea to start drafting out what your wedding day schedule will look like.
Often many bridal couples will come to see me and ask me which package I would suggest. And it all depends on how much you want captured, which part of the day is most important to you, what your budget is, and what products do you need (an album, or just a CD).
Once you start putting together a schedule, you'll be well on your way to be able to answer more questions for yourself than you ask in planning your wedding day. And then you'll have a much clearer idea on how much you want captured which will help with deciding which package you need.
Maureen and Andre
Dorothy and Peter
ELena and Vincent
Christine and Colin
Nicole and Brad
Linda and Rick
Minnie and Nick
Jessica and Jean-Claude
Lauren and Will
Summy and Leslie
Kelly and Tony
Robert and Jasmine
Areti and George
... I can keep going but none of these names will mean anything to you! So please have a look at my website to see who they are!!!
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