Information & Advice
Weddings are packed with photo opportunities, so make the most of them with these handy hints and tips.
Get into the habit of taking a few shots of each scene; that way you can select the best of the bunch and avoid disappointment when someone has their eyes shut or is pulling an awkward expression. Make sure you pack a spare memory card so you don't run out of room!
It's important not to get in the professional photographer's way. For a more relaxed group photo wait until just after the professional formal shot has been taken and then take yours.
Timing is everything. Some shots might not be quite how you'd like them but if you see something interesting just grab the moment. You can always re-crop an image at a later date at Bootsphoto.com, but you can't re-enact spontaneity.
It's the funny little things that happen that make each wedding unique. With so much going it's often such moments that get missed. Capture moments like the young bridesmaids running riot or the pageboy trying on a top hat that's far too big for him.
Remember that the professional photographer won't know the people they're photographing. If you do, use this to your advantage by taking shots of couples and little informal family groups. This will give your pictures far more meaning.You can add text to photobook pages at Bootsphoto.com,so why not go that extra mile and add comments about the bride and groom in the book?
A variety of close-up shots will add interest to your photos. Details such as flowers, favours and menus will all have been carefully chosen, making them well worth photographing.
Monochrome can be an effective way of disguising a dull day or a poorly lit venue. It's also great for cutting out clashing colours and focusing attention on the emotion of the day, just what you want at a wedding. Monochrome wedding portraits look particularly stylish and powerful when blown up as a large-scale wall-mounted canvas.
Many newlyweds have to wait weeks after their honeymoon to get a glimpse of their professional photos and it might be months until their final album is ready. Get ahead of the game by sharing your images online at Bootsphoto.com as soon as the celebrating is done. Create a slideshow or photobook and send out the link to the other guests. If they like what they see they'll be able to order prints before the bride and groom even jet off.
Bootsphoto photobooks are a quick and simple way to turnaround photos. Get online and select your photos, add your heartfelt comments and we'll print and deliver it before the happy couple return from honeymoon.
When ordering prints, think who else might like a copy. Order an extra set of prints for the couple and both sets of parents, along with some individual prints of any other couples you've photographed. With standard photos from 5p, by ordering all your prints at the same time you'll get a great discount on the price, so everyone will assume you've been far more generous than you really have!
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