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What to Trust your Photographer with on your Wedding Day | Part 1

Trust your photographer

Welcome to this 3 part series of exactly what to trust your photographer to handle and execute before your wedding day, on your wedding day, and even after your wedding day! Planning a wedding is stressful enough so why not let me help make your wedding day a little less stressful!

Trust is the key ingredient to any relationship and this is true for the relationship you have with your wedding photographer. There’s a reason you chose them to capture the most important day of your life. While you may have a vision of how you want some of your images to turn out, for the most part, you are going to have to put a lot of trust in your photographer.

Trusting your photographer a little more in these main areas will not only result in better images for you to remember your big day but will also relieve you of some stress as well.

Timeline suggestions for your Wedding day

wedding day timeline

… if you’re one of my brides, don’t worry! I help plan your wedding timeline to make sure every moment is photographed. Let’s talk about why your photographers input on your timeline is important though.

Your wedding photographer is the best person to suggest the timing of each event for your wedding day. In fact, that’s why I build a custom timeline for all of my wedding clients. It’s not their job to know how much time is needed for details, getting ready photos, bridal portraits, etc. It’s mine and I’m here for you! Years of experience allow them to judge how much time is needed for each event, while still keeping your day on time.

Location, Location, Location!

wedding day poses to trust your photographer with

Have you ever heard the phrase “location, location, location!” from realtors? Well, it applies to wedding photographers as well. Would you believe me if I told you the photo above was taken in an alley, next to a dumpster! I’ve used garage doors, small trees in a busy roadway… I look for pretty light first and then determine the location.

Your wedding photographer will have taken the time to familiarize themselves with your reception location or areas around your ceremony site to find the best places to photograph. They’ll know where gets the best light and where the best scenery is.

This doesn’t mean that your photographer won’t capture iconic locations around your wedding venue. For example, Rancho Las Lomas Wedding Venue has some iconic locations that every bride wants. We of course make it a priority to capture those locations, no worries!

Time of day to Shoot

engagement photos at sunset

There’s a reason why engagement sessions are always at sunrise or sunset! Lighting is key to creating beautiful images and using the natural light of the sun will produce the best lighting setting but that doesn’t mean any time of the day will give you the same results. Your photographer will know what time of day will be best to take those gorgeous outdoor shots that won’t leave harsh shadows on your face or when to sneak outside to take some night-inspired shots.

On your wedding day, you don’t always shoot during sunset. This is when trusting your photographer to choose the right location is also imported. Your photographer will decide what locations photograph the most flattering, even in full sun.

If you enjoyed these tips on what to trust your photographer with, then be sure and check out the rest of the series on my blog!

Are you a bride looking for a wedding photographer that you can TRUST to capture your wedding day beautifully and confidently? Let’s chat, I’m your girl! Contact me here and let’s talk about your wedding day.

Want to check out my blog for more bridal tips? Here’s a few of my favorite bridal education post full of awesome information! >>>

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  1. […] Hello and WELCOME to part 2 of this three-part series of what to trust your photographer with on your wedding day! In addition to part 1, we will be talking about posing, editing photos, and making family photos on your wedding day less stressful! Check out Part 1 of this series here! […]

  2. […] What to trust your Photographer with on your wedding day | Part 1 […]

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