It’s Thanksgiving week, and we are taking a much needed blogiday! Enjoy the oldies but goodies that we have for you this week.
Consider the Time
Great photography is a result of great light. Natural light is constantly changing throughout the day as the sun moves from the east to the west. There are certain times of the day when the sun is in the ideal location for that perfect, glowing portrait of a bride and groom in love. Those times are as close to sunrise as possible and about an hour before sunset. To get the most out of your wedding day photography, I highly recommend you consider the time throughout many elements of the big day.
Consider the Time of Day
By checking out the light around the time of your event before the big day, you give yourself the chance to make minor changes that could make a major difference in your photographs. If you are having an outdoor wedding, make sure you visit your venue at the exact time you plan to start your ceremony. Observe how the light falls around where you will be standing. Bring your fiance, and observe the light on his face. If he is squinting because the sun is in his eyes, then he will most likely be squinting in the ceremony photos, too. Knowing this information ahead of time should give you ample opportunity to make any necessary changes so that you will end up with the best possible photos during your ceremony.
Consider the Time of Year
If your dream wedding photos include rolling hills spotted with autumn colors, then you will probably want to have an autumn wedding. Or if you always dream of having your pictures taken in front of Monument Terrace in downtown Lynchburg, you could probably have your wedding any time of the year. My point is, by knowing what kind of images you want you should also know the type of scenery you want. Consider the season in which you plan your wedding, and understand what your scenery options will be before the big day arrives. Plan according to what you want.
Also, considering the time change last weekend, you should definitely remember daylight savings time!
Consider your Day-of Timeline
You can know the best time of the day to take your portraits, but if you don’t execute a good day-of timeline then you won’t have time to have your portraits taken! When you sit down to plan the timeline for your wedding day, plan for everything to take longer than you might imagine. A thirty minute ceremony with a receiving line quickly becomes one hour. When time gets tight, the first thing to be cut short is often your time with your photographer. Also remember to generously calculate the amount of travel time between locations. Plan accordingly to maximize your time with your photographer.
Weddings are whirlwind days. Emotions, activities, to-do’s… your day will be full of excitement! Use these suggestions to assure your memories will be captured in the best possible way by the photographer you hire.