Chris Bottrell Photography Guide for brides
There are hundreds of tools available to assist you in your search for a “wedding photographer.” Thankfully, this post is not one of them. Below you will find some modest but helpful pieces of advice that many couples planning their wedding may have overlooked earlier. They could, however, greatly improve the overall quality of your day, both in real-time and in photographs made to commemorate the momentous occasion. Chris Bottrell Photography is very good. They are merely a suggestion on how you can easily aid your photographer in doing the best possible job for you with a little bit of planning.
- The Perfect place
Every bride and groom wants to see their soon-to-be spouse’s reaction when they see them walking down the aisle or waiting at the altar, so make sure your photographer has enough room to get a beautiful shot of both of you. Inquire if your Priest enjoys walking down the aisle ahead of you, and if so, request that they do so at a safe distance. It’s also nice to be able to photograph your bridal party as they go down the aisle, so make sure there’s enough room between you and your bridesmaids.
- The Real kiss
You’ll hear those words at some point on your wedding day: “You may kiss the Bride or Groom.” This is a really important moment, and your photographer will be ready to capture it, so please let that kiss linger a little longer! A tiny kiss or peck is difficult to film at the best of circumstances, so placing it behind a bench, a clergyman, and a large screen of flowers will make it difficult for your photographer to capture the moment. Remember, this is your first kiss together as a married couple.
- Backup options
Small details, such as the time it takes to travel between the church and the reception destination, are sometimes overlooked and thus miss the timing schedule. Things like this can add up quickly. Keeping this in mind is prepared to shave time from somewhere else to keep things on track.
- Turn your head towards the sunlight
You mustn’t have a large source of light behind you for the ceremony and speeches unless you are constrained by space. Photography can be difficult when large light sources, such as windows, backlight the subject. Blinds may be present in some settings, and they should be able to be closed if necessary. Another issue I’ve encountered is when the lighting in a venue is of varying color temperatures. Combining Tungsten (yellow) lights with Daylight (white) bulbs is a nightmare waiting to happen!
Please be aware that this article is a simple overview which helps you make the most of your pictures. Do not try to do a lot in your day.