You have likely not been followed around for an entire day by a photographer and so don’t really know what to expect. Your expectations might be built on family wedding memories – forget all you think you know and really look long and hard to see what’s available. It is a very saturated market ranging in very different styles and abilities.
You are with your photographer for a long day – please make sure they are your kinda people! The key is to feel at ease and laidback for your photos. On that note, knowing your video and photography team are friendly and already familiar with each other can create a fun and relaxed atmosphere from the word go – this will certainly help. Whenever you are feeling relaxed and having fun, you loosen up, and it shows in your photos. You will open up, your posing will become more natural and vulnerable, a good photo/video combo will really capitalise on that, and capture the true emotions in your day.
Some photographers may have a mindset and approach that doesn’t necessarily go hand it hand with my style. I generally like to work with photographers who don’t use flash (unless it’s dark of course) and who allow their poses to breath, let the couple enjoy the moment rather than working too quickly. You aren’t just snuggling because you NEED to get photos done – you are snuggling because snuggling is NICE, and you just got frickin married!
Here are some photographers I know pretty well and there work isn’t half bad either!
There are of course many many photographers in around, and I pretty much have a great time working with whoever I meet!
If you enquire with anyone as a result of my recommendation – sure let them know!