Previously, we shared some wedding photography tips which we hope provided some valuable insights of things you should prepare before your wedding photography. Continuing the list of tips, brides who want to maximise their wedding photography and look their best, should definitely read on!
Wedding Photography Tip #1 : Hair And Makeup Trial
Wedding photography cannot do without some makeover of your face and hair. Be it light or heavy makeup, it is advisable to have at least one hair and makeup trial session before your wedding day and pre-wedding photography.
Before your wedding photography session, you would have already chosen your wedding gowns. Using the style of your wedding gowns, find out what types of makeup styles suit the overall look best. If you have a preferred look, you should also search online for picture samples. This will provide a good reference and guide to your makeup artist, who would be able to advise you further if it is doable and compatible to your facial features and wedding gowns.
After you are done with your hair and makeup trial, do remember to snap a few pictures both indoor and outdoor. This is so that you will have a better idea of how you would look under lighting and natural light.
One important wedding photography tip for makeup is to bring along a makeup primer in case your makeup artist does not have. The purpose of applying a makeup primer under your foundation is to combat extra shine from the camera flash. It also helps in keeping a matte complexion throughout. If you have oily skin, this is a definite must that you should consider.
Wedding Photography Tip #2 : Research, Recce And Shortlist The Places You Like
For your pre-wedding photography session, you have ample time to do some homework at your end. Schedule is usually hectic and tight during for pre-wedding photography photoshoots. Hence, ensure that you choose your locations wisely. You will need to factor in the travelling time from one location to another. Therefore, you are advised to plan the travelling route carefully and maximise the time allocated.
With instant search results just one click away, it is effortless to do some research of interesting places in Singapore which are suitable for your pre-wedding photography. Here at Labelle Couture, we have shared several interesting pre-wedding photography places. There are even those which are not known to many! Thus, if you are looking to avoid crowd and common locations, you will need to check out our articles on our blog!
One important thing to take note is that some locations may require permit to enter as well as to have your wedding photography taken there. Some fees may be involved as well. Thus, ensure that you have checked thoroughly before confirming your locations. Otherwise, you may end up heading all the way down but not being able to take any pictures there. This would consequently eat into the already-limited time you have.
Wedding Photography Tip #3 : Take A Look At Your Wedding Photographer’s Portfolio
It is always good to meet up with your wedding photographer before the session takes place. During the meet up, all parties can then discuss about their expectations. This is especially important for the soon-to-wed couple. If you already have a certain style that you want to have for your wedding photography, tell your wedding photographer. If you have picture samples, that would be even better. This is because verbal description may differ in understanding due to different interpretations. Hence, visual graphics are always the most accurate explanation.
Ask your wedding photographer if he can meet your preference. When doing so, request for such portfolios which he has done before. You should not believe him completely if he says he can meet your preference but yet has no portfolio on hand to show. Risking it may not be worth it for your wedding photography. So, it is better safe than sorry.
When you have an idea of your wedding photographer’s experience and quality of photography skills, you would be in a better position to make an informed decision.
With these bite-size wedding photography tips, we hope that they help to boost your confidence in your wedding photography. Most importantly, don’t give yourself too much stress and just enjoy the session!
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