This week I am up in central NY visiting my in-laws. The other evening our old wedding pictures surfaced and it was amazing to see what the ‘style’ was almost ten years ago– not only the colors that were popular, but the style of photography. The majority of my pictures were posed images of family and friends, which is now the one request from brides that they don’t want from their photographer today.
Of course it is important to get a few posed shots of the family and wedding party, but couples today are looking at the overall style and feel of the photographers images. A photojournalistic approach-capturing the candid events of the day as they unfold-is a direction most couples want to see from their wedding images.
There is also an illustrative approach where it blends traditional and photojournalistic styles allowing the couples to relax and interact without much direction so the photographer can capture some spontaneity, but there is still some technical control of the picture.
Here are some tips for selecting the perfect photographer for your Hilton Head Island wedding:
- Make sure when researching photographers that you ask them what their style and approach to your wedding pictures will be. Look at their portfolio and perhaps use them for engagement pictures first to see how comfortable you are with the photographer.
- Ask them if they give a disc of images with their packages. This allows you the freedom to print and share your pictures. Most photographers include this as part of their package.
- In order to get all the moments of the day, ask if the photographer will have an assistant with him or her at the wedding.
- It may also be important to know if the photographer has shot a wedding at your venue before.