10 Most Common Wedding Planning Blunders

In the most recent issue of The Knot: Colorado magazine, they ran an article called No Regrets: The 10 most common planning blunders and how to avoid them. Among other great tips such as "think hard before you pick your attendants," the article had some great advice about wedding photography. The title of the paragraph was Don't even think about speeding through photos and it read:

"Speaking of not having enough time, any less than an hour isn't enough for a portrait session; an hour-and-a-half is closer to ideal because you'll look more relaxed in your pictures (and those first few never come out as well as you hope).  Squeezing photos into the first 30 minutes of your cocktail hour will make you anything but at ease.  If you refuse to see your groom before the ceremony, take pictures separately beforehand so the only shots left to take after the ceremony include both of you."

This is real good advice to consider when scheduling time for your wedding photos.  You only get one shot at getting great portraits of yourselves on your wedding day and you want to make the most of it.

Great Article on the Reasons to Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer

Today's Bride Magazine ran a great article online that explains some of the key reasons that it is important to hire a professional photographer for your wedding day.  Whether you hire me or another professional, my main concern is that you don't regret not having beautiful documentation of your once in a lifetime day.  Even if you aren't as concerned with pictures now, try to imagine yourselves in 30 years looking back at your wedding day and only having some blurry snapshots from friends. Excerpt from the article:

Here are the top 5 reasons for hiring an experienced wedding photographer:

  • A professional wedding photographer knows how to capture every single moment of your wedding in all its glory. They can give your photographs a polished look.
  • An experience photographer should suggest some unique ways to photograph your wedding. For example they will assess the location and suggest good areas in which to take the photographs so that the scenery will enhance the images.
  • If you are also employing a videographer then the photographer can take photographs that work well with the narrative and editing techniques chosen by the videographer.
  • Your photographer will have different ideas on how your final images can be presented. It is your special day so let everyone know how beautiful you looked and fun the day was.
  • Depending on your requirements then an experienced wedding photographer can usually bring along a second photographer so you can capture multiple angles, or at least recommend a photographer who they can work in tandem with to produce a great result.

Read the entire article at: http://www.todaysbrideonline.com/articles/photography_hire.php