In our Guest blog post series, today we have Franklin Balzan from Malta whose approach is personal, deep and intimate. He loves documenting people and their personalities which has led him to photograph couples from all over the world. Read on as he shares his experience with us exclusively on DWP Insider on how to get the most out of your wedding photography.
As a wedding couple planning your dream wedding, being a destination wedding, or a local high-end wedding event, you want every detail of your big day to be perfect – including wedding photography. Your wedding photographs will serve as a beautiful reminder of your special day for years to come, and you want to make sure they are as stunning and timeless as the event itself. You want your wedding photographs to be as elegant and timeless as the event itself.
In my vision, I truly concur with the American photographer Aaron Siskind when he said:
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
Here are five tips to help you capture the best wedding photography possible:
Choose A Talented & Experienced Photographer
The most important factor in getting beautiful wedding photographs is choosing a skilled and experienced photographer. Look for someone who has a strong portfolio of previous wedding work, and consider hiring a photographer who most importantly matches your style. An experienced photographer will be able to capture the unique lighting, landscapes, and local elements that make your wedding location special.
Discuss Your Vision With Your Photographer
Before your big day, have an in-depth conversation with your photographer about your vision for the wedding photographs. Share any specific shots or styles that you want to capture, and don’t be afraid to provide inspirational pictures or a shot list. This will help your photographer understand your preferences and ensure they capture the images you envision.
Take Advantage Of The Location
Each wedding always offers the opportunity to incorporate breathtaking backdrops and landscapes into your wedding photographs. Don’t be afraid to venture off the beaten path and take some shots in unique and beautiful locations. Whether it’s a stunning beach, a lush tropical forest, or a historic city center, your photographer can use the location to create truly special and memorable images.
Don’t Be Afraid To Get Creative
Your wedding photographs are a chance to be creative and have some fun. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and try something different. Whether it’s a unique pose, an unexpected location, or an unusual prop, a touch of creativity can add personality and interest to your photographs. Just be sure to discuss any creative ideas with your photographer in advance to ensure they are prepared to capture the shot.
Plan For Ample Photography Time
Lastly, be sure to allow plenty of time for photography on your wedding day. While it may be tempting to pack as many activities and events into your day as possible, don’t skimp on photography time. This will ensure that your photographer has the opportunity to capture all the special moments and details of your big day.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your wedding photography is everything you dreamed of and more. With a talented photographer, a clear vision, and the right planning, you can have beautiful, timeless images to treasure for a lifetime.
All Images Courtesy: @frankbalzan