What You Should Communicate To Your Wedding Photographer

What You Should Communicate To Your Wedding Photographer

Photography is an essential part of your wedding day. Wouldn’t you agree? After all, the photos that capture the moments when you and your partner say “I do”, share your first kiss, or dance for the first time as husband and wife are going to be the most tangible memories you will have of that special day. This is why it is so crucial that you clearly communicate your expectations to your wedding photographer. And here are some of the most essential things you should let them know:

1. Tell them about the timeline for the wedding
Even though many couples tend to overlook this detail, creating a timeline – even if a rough one – is essential in helping everything run smoothly, including the photography. Give your wedding photographer an estimate of the time when the ceremony and other important events are supposed to begin or when you want the wedding portraits to be taken. And most importantly, keep some buffer time in hand so that if things run late, you are not forced to sacrifice shoot time.

2. If you want any specific moments to be (or not to be) captured, let them know
Most wedding photographers know the beautiful moments to look out for and captured in a wedding. However, if you have any special requests, share them. Do you want photos of your wedding trousseau? Or of you getting your hair and makeup done? Tell this to your photographer. Similarly, if there are moments that you don’t want in your wedding album, tell that too. For instance, while some people find the shenanigans of inebriated family members and friends cute and silly, some do not. Whatever it is that you want, let it be known.

3. Give them a list of all your family members and friends for the wedding portraits
To ensure that every family member and close friend is able to get their photos taken, give your photographer a list of all their names. Using that list, they can simply call out the names and get the photos done as quickly as possible. This will help keep the process smooth and efficient, and also give you plenty of time to get the bride and groom shots and make it to your reception on time.

Only when you provide all of this information will your photographer be able to understand your vision and capture all that is truly important to you and your wedding.
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3 Iconic Engagement Photo Shoot Locations in NYC

3 Iconic Engagement Photo Shoot Locations in NYC

After you get over the excitement of your partner popping the question, the next thing that you need to do is celebrate your love and union and capture those beautiful moments with an engagement photo shoot at a romantic location. Luckily for couples living in or around New York City, you will find very few places as charming and picturesque for this occasion. So, here are some of the most beautiful settings for your engagement photos in the Big Apple:

1. Bethesda Terrace

If you are a Gossip Girl fan, then you would surely know about this place. With its soaring elm groves and the iconic fountain, Bethesda Terrace provides some gorgeous backdrops for engagement and wedding photos. It is especially amazing in the fall, with the foliage changing color. However, this is a bit of a tricky spot because it is usually teeming with tourists.

2. Riverside Park

If you are looking for a more out-of-the-way spot to tuck into for some more intimate, private moments away from the crowd, Riverside Park is where you need to be at. This waterfront park is a great alternative to Central Park that gives you the idyllic park-feels minus the tourists.

3. Belvedere Castle

Did you know that Belvedere actually means “beautiful view” in Italian? And rightfully so. This gorgeous, Victorian stone structure provides views of Turtle Pond, Delacorte Theater and the Great Lawn. If you are looking for unique backdrops for your engagement or even wedding photographs, this place is perfect for that.

Your engagement photoshoot is truly only the beginning of what is to come in the beautiful lifelong journey with the love of your life. This is why you need to choose the perfect location and the best wedding photographer in New York. Get in touch with us to learn more about the photography services that we provide.

3 Tips to Look Your Best in Your Wedding Photos

3 Tips to Look Your Best in Your Wedding Photos

If you find the idea of constantly being on camera during your wedding daunting, then you are not alone. Very few people love getting thousands of photos clicked on their wedding day. After all, unless one is a professional model, no one is accustomed to being in front of the camera for hours. So, how do you create beautiful moments to get shots that you would actually want to place in your wedding album or frame to put it up on your wall?

Here are a few tips that will help you in looking your personal best on the day of your wedding.

1. Smile naturally
The best way to get some amazing shots is to smile as naturally as you can. When you smile in a forced manner, then your cheeks puff up and eyes squint. This does not make for a very flattering pose. Instead, practice smiling naturally by thinking about your happy memories with your significant other. Also, another trick is to smile with your eyes, or as Tyra Banks would call it, smize.

2. Relax
Wedding photographs can take ages and grinning through every single one of them can be tiring. So, try to relax and have fun. You want your photos to capture the beauty of the moment and not look too posed. If you start to feel too stuck or tired, do not shy away from pressing the reset button and relax for a while. Look away from the camera and then come back to it when you feel like it.

3. Find your best side
Before you stand in front of the camera on your wedding, figure out your best angle. Rarely do people have perfectly symmetrical faces and even though you have a gorgeous face, we are sure that there is one side that you like a tad bit more. And if you don’t know it, find out by taking selfies and practice posing with your face tilted in each direction. This way you will know your best side and then you can always pose with that side forward.

These tips will ensure that you get some great shots with your partner on your special day. Get in touch with us to make your wedding album dreams come true. We also specialize in South Asian wedding photography.

Take Your Engagement Photos Up a Notch with These Props

Take Your Engagement Photos Up a Notch with These Props

Now that you and your partner are engaged, it is time to celebrate the beautiful occasion with a romantic photoshoot. But where do you begin? There are so many cheesy and run-of-the-mill couples’s poses that it can truly be a challenge to create something that is uniquely you. But thankfully, there is something that you can do to make sure that your engagement photos are unique – use props. (more…)