Wedding Photography Do’s & Don’ts

 DON’T Wait  too long to book your photographer. If you find a great photographer DO book them!

Biggest and most regrettable mistake is not booking your desired wedding photographer in time. Though it is not required when booking with Brittany Drabant Photography tho I do recommend booking one year in advance. By booking this far in advance you are able to lock in current prices as well as guarantee date availability. Nothing is more frustrating than choosing a wedding photographer and then finding out that they booked out your date a week prior.

Don’t Skip the Engagement Session

This is a whole other blog in itself. There is many important reason to book an engagement session I do recommend reading my blog Importance of Engagement Sessions.

Hire a Professional Photographer – This could also be another blog in itself by I’ll try and keep it short and sweet 😉

Choose someone who is a professional and not just anyone with a digital camera and a website.

  1. A Professional is committed to you.  When  you hire and pay for a professional they are contractually obligated to carry out duties that you hired them to preform. No Contract? NO HIRE!
  2. A professional will have experience. There are so many things you have to remember and check of your list of to do’s on your big day. Pictures should not be one of them. your photographer should know what when and who to photograph ahead of time with out standing around guessing.
  3. The idea of your friend or family member photographing your wedding may sound fun and convenient but  dont you want your friends and family to enjoy your wedding?

DON’T Focus too much on taking photos or posing. Do enjoy yourself and your guests.

I want to be able to capture your story of the day while keeping time away from loves ones at a minimum.  Don’t worry about posing  I will help give direction to get the best moments and shots from your day. The best thing to do is relax and act naturally, be in the moment.

DO Get a helper to organize guests

Designate someone that you trust and who knows your family and friends to be in charge of organizing people for portraits. I of course will still tell you how to pose and where to stand. You helper of choice will simply help gather the people needed, direct them on what shots they will be in, and then release them when they are done. It keeps things moving quickly, smoothly, and enjoyably.