Posted by: simplyelegant1 | April 12, 2010

3 Ways to Get Romantic Photos at Your Maui Wedding

Your meeting was romantic. Your courtship was romantic. The proposal was romantic. Now your wedding pictures have to be romantic. But what is the best way to achieve this? Here are three good suggestions to make even the most ordinary photos fabulous.

1) Your choice of a photographer is paramount. He or she doesn’t necessarily have to be the most expensive. In fact, price should be a secondary consideration. Make Do you see the same poses over and over? This may be an indication that the shooter has a predetermined list. Most photographers do have some compositions that they use a lot because the compositions are good and the clients like them. But it shouldn’t have a cookie cutter feel. The photographer should also be sensitive to the uniqueness of each couple and it should be reflected in his work.

When you look at his work do the couples look relaxed? This is very important. A talented photographer is not only a master of the technical details but is also able to create a comfortable atmosphere for his subjects.

Are there a lot of “soft focus” shots? Sometimes this is because that’s what the couple wanted. But other times it’s a photoshop trick to cover less than great shots.

2) Interview the person that will be taking the photographs. If this is not the owner of the studio, insist on speaking with the person that will be there on the day.

When you do this, be very aware of your first impression. Is it a good one? First impressions are the most telling. Talk with him or her. If you feel they are rushing you, beware.

A big part of their job is to put you at ease. If you aren’t at least somewhat relaxed during the shoot the pictures will look stiff and the smiles false. And that’s something you certainly don’t want.

Don’t let them intimidate you. They may know more about cameras and such than you do but it’s your wedding. If you sense any arrogance at all, move on.

3) Remember that you are the focus. Try not to think so much about the camera. Think instead about the love that brought you here and the future that you will be making together. Let the love take over when you’re in front of the camera.

If there is anything about your appearance that you are uncomfortable with, let the photographer know. There are positions and angles that will minimize these features and make you look your best.

Another thing that you can do is to practice posing in front of a mirror. If this makes you feel too silly, have a glass of wine or two first. This is a way that you can help the photographer take shots that truly reflect the two of you as the unique couple that you are.

And, perhaps most importantly, breath. Relax. Smile. Let your joy shine through.

Basically you want to evaluate the photographer in terms of his work and his attitude. And you want to be an active participant in the process.

Peace, sunsets, and aloha from Maui,

Ellen

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