Ask the Expert: Nervous About Your Wedding Pictures? Great Tips Here.

by Ryan Conner | June 12, 2013


Thanks to Andrea Polito from Andrea Polito Photography for answering this week’s reader question:

We aren’t exactly the most comfortable couple in front of the camera. I’m really nervous that my wedding photography isn’t going to look great! Do you have any tips for becoming comfortable with the photographer for our wedding day pictures?

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Ask The Expert: How to Better Work With Your Wedding Photographer

by Ryan Conner | January 30, 2013


Thanks to Jessica D’Onofrio from Jessica D’Onofrio Photography for answering this week’s reader question.

What information do I need to provide to my photographer before the wedding? How can we better work together?

As photographers, we want to help facilitate making your day run as smoothly and enjoyably as possible. Our job is one part photographer, and one part ally and friend. Being as informed as possible before the big day allows us to work together as a team to create a plan designed to make certain you never miss out on that “dream shot.” I always send my brides a detailed questionnaire that hits a few key points that I think are crucial for wedding day success.

1) Your timeline.
It is your day, not ours. As much as possible, we want to work around the timeline you and your coordinator have so meticulously planned because that is YOUR vision of your perfect day. However, it is also our job to be honest with you and make certain you do not miss out on any of your most desired shots because of lack of time within the schedule. Being able to review the timelines allows me to give my couples an honest assessment of where they might make slight alterations to gain a realistic amount of time for specific shots without feeling rushed. Do you have 20 minutes set aside for family formals when you really need 30? Did you really want natural light portraits, but you have your portraits set for after sunset? These are little things that can easily be tweaked without having to disrupt the flow of your day, and by being able to do so ahead of time, we spare you the stress of having to deal with it while you should be celebrating. Additionally, your timeline allows us to know exactly where we need to be and when we need to be there, so no key shots are ever missed.

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What to Wear to Your Engagement Photos

by Ryan Conner | October 3, 2012


Thanks to Dawn Quiett from Thisbe Grace Photography for answering this week’s reader question:

My fiancé and I are about to get our engagement pictures taken. What on earth do we wear?

This is a question we hear often at TG. After all, this is the first public announcement of your intentions to marry. Got to look fabulous for news that good! And it is a great opportunity for the photographer to get to know you as a couple. You get to have fun in this picture when you are together in a stress free setting.

Here are a few tips on what to do and not to do. Jump for the advice.

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Use These Celebrity Tricks For Picture Perfect Wedding Photos

by Kristin Hull | May 16, 2012


Thanks to Stephen Cox of Dallas Classic Photography for answering this week’s reader question:

Can you give me some tips on the best way to pose in my wedding photos so I’ll look my best? I know it’s important to keep your chin down but what else? Thanks!

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How To Look Your Best in Engagement Photos

by Kristin Hull | December 7, 2011


Thanks to Tanya and Caesar Perez from Perez Photography for answering this week’s reader question:

Before my fiancé and I get our engagement photos taken, are there any tips you can give us? Dos and don’ts? What to wear or not wear? Good/bad backgrounds? Thanks!

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