Who is your wedding photographer?
A wedding photographer is more than just a person who is there with a camera.
The wedding is a huge team effort and everyone involved has their hands full in some way. A good wedding photographer brings their own presence and experience to contribute in a much larger way than just taking photos. The right wedding photographer for you, and a good one, has to be someone that can step up and fit into different roles as the day of the wedding unfolds, to ensure the creation of the best possible memories and family heirlooms in the form of their delivered work.
Your wedding photographer is present for the very first moments as you get ready for the biggest day of your life.
So many thoughts and questions are flooding your mind and it’s sometimes overwhelming. Some of these questions are bigger and more important than others on this day. An experienced professional photographer will become a fashion designer to make you look your best, adjusting your wardrobe, or giving tips on details that could enhance or simplify a photo. They could use their creative eye to notice details that make your family unique.
They will communicate with your guests and learn your story to be able to best do their job. Within this crucial hour or so, as you are waiting and anticipating, the photographer will team up with your makeup artist to tame some frizzy hair for a perfect shot, and join forces with the designer of the dress to make subtle adjustments so that it fits you perfectly. With the surface taken care of, you can get to the heart of your day with your mind clear as a blue sky.
A wedding photographer is also an honorary assistant to your wedding planner.
You have been dreaming of the doors opening, the lights pointing to the entrance, and your night unfolding since you first picked the day and booked the venue. However once the big day arrives, it’s not easy for everything to go according to schedule. As the one responsible for capturing all these key events and moments, the photographer also has one eye on the schedule all day.
By taking initiative in this regard, they are not only always ready to capture everything but involved in making sure the timing works out ideally for all. No one wants anticlimactic confusion before potentially epic life moments. With one eye in the viewfinder and one on the clock, the photographer can team up with the wedding planner as conductors of your wedding band.
A wedding photographer is a late-night DJ.
How can this be? As the night goes on, the ceremonial occasions pass and the guests loosen up and find the energy to celebrate together with the new couple, it’s a perfect time to get the excitement to peak levels. This is some of the most fun footage you will have captured at your special day, showing a kind of raw emotion to complement the elegance and formality of the ceremonies. A great wedding photographer will help transform your guests from audience members to cast members in your favorite dance video of all time.
They team up with your DJ and join the dance, they know the best moments are captured from inside the party. It would have been easy to just point and shoot, making everyone shy, but that doesn’t make for amazing memories captured in photos that become family heirlooms. It’s your photographer’s role step up and do whatever they can in this day, with and without the camera, to deliver this heirloom.