So, your wedding day is just around the corner, and it looks like everything is pretty much ready. You’ve got that perfect mascara your maid of honour raved about, your flower girl is the cutest one anyone has ever seen, and all the RSVPs have been successfully sorted and worked into your guest list. And yet, when you think about your wedding day, you still feel like something is missing. What is this ‘something’?Casa Loma Castle is the backdrop.
Wedding Photography Inspiration
Clearly, you’ve hired the most reputable and talented wedding photographer. Your friends used his services and you just can’t be wrong by going with this guy. But at the last meeting he said something like, “and of course, if you want any particular photos, please let me know”. Here you go! Do you know what these specific wedding pictures should be like? It’s time to get your homework done!
Symbol of Toronto – the CN Tower – is behind bride and groom.
So where do you look for inspiration? Simply googling “wedding photography” won’t help much, as you probably already know. But there are actually a number of places to get inspired.
Your Wedding Photographer Website
That’s right! :) When was the last time you visited his/her website? Good wedding photographers perfect their style and, like a good wine, get better with years. If your wedding is only weeks or days away, it is a good time to check your photographer’s blog and portfolio. Whatever you find online, try to make sure it matches your photographer’s style. If he or she shoots mostly glamorous, beautiful, posed photographs, it might not be a good idea to ask them for lots of candids; or, if you hired somebody who only shoots film, HDR photographs might not be their strong side. You might also find amazing photographs on your photographer’s website, that you’d like her or him to repeat at your wedding. Trust me, your photos will still be different, but the idea, lighting, or pose might make you happy for years.
Pinterest has become a standard for visual bookmarking, and there are tons of great ideas to boost your wedding photography inspiration! From detail shots to sophisticated poses and locations, Pinterest will keep you busy for hours. Just create an account (if you still don’t have one) and start your wedding inspiration board. After you’ve done collecting the best photographs, simply share them with your wedding photographer. If you are still on the early stages of wedding planning, you will definitely enjoy Pinterest as a wonderful place for wedding inspiration.
If you are into editorial wedding photography, then magazines are your treasure trove. I am mostly talking about ads, not about real weddings (where most of the shots are flowers and decorations). Take a pic with your cell phone, or send a screenshot from your iPad – this will be more than enough for your wedding photographer to get a hint of what you want.
Old Family Albums
This one is definitely not for everyone. What you’ll find in your grandma’s album cannot be called inspiration in a general ‘visual’ way. But it can be a very sentimental way to connect with your family through photography. After you’ve done your research, make sure to send only one email to your photographer. Sometimes, wedding photographers get blamed for not following ‘this request’ or ‘that suggestion’. And while some photographers do deserve it, others don’t. Remember: it’s all about cooperation. Having one email that says “Linda Marks Wedding Photography Inspiration” instead of ten Facebook messages, three SMSs, and five emails, will exponentially boost your chances of getting what you want. So, go ahead and get inspired for your wedding day! And keep in mind that the most important thing on your wedding day is to have fun! After all, it’s YOUR day. Do your best, and leave professionals the rest! :)
who said that wedding decorations cannot inspire you? This is a ceiling of a gorgeous banquet hall Mississuga.