As a bride, you have an innumerable amount of worries. From thinking about whether your maid of honour will be able to fulfil her duties to panicking about the cake being delivered on time, you have a lot on your hands. This is why having a good photography session and amazing pictures should be the least of your worries.
There are always certain factors you can keep in mind to reduce your stress. Here is a list of questions you need to ask yourself once you are ready to go in front of the camera for your photo shoot.
The first thing you must be confident about is your mood! You should not look stressed out and look especially happy. It is certain that you have a lot of things going around in your head, but you have to throw them all out for a little while. If you panic, even a little, it will be evident on your face and consequently, your pictures. Just be yourself and enjoy the shoot.
Secondly, the room’s lighting or area where you wish to take pictures must be substantial enough to take the pictures according to your choice and be satisfactory for the photographer. Having bad lighting will ruin the outcome of the pictures and make you look bad in them. This will, in turn, give the photographer a bad reputation as well since it is their job to request adjustments if something as technical as this happens.
You have to look your best on your wedding day! Whatever time you have in mind, add some more to it. For example, if you intend to take 2 hours to get ready, add maybe half an hour. This is because you should always be prepared. This doesn’t mean something will happen, but what if you have an emergency with your buttons and your gown takes a little longer to button up. You do not want to spend another hour being anxious about what could have happened or how late you are getting. It is always best to be prepared. Prepare the jewelries, and decorations for the photographers to shoot while you do your makeup.
Furthermore, it is also a good idea to prepare your shoes and accessories ready beforehand, and if you have extra time, you can make sure that they complete your look the way you had always imagined.
The most important asset to carry during your shoot is your smile! You need to be confident, obviously and feel excited. Find a wedding photography location that fits your style. Once you have that, it becomes fun and easy for the photographer to take your pictures as they begin to enjoy the process with you.
Another major issue that people tend to neglect is the fact that the area where the shoot is taking place has to be clean. If you are doing it in a room or a lounge, make sure that there are no unnecessary things, such as wine glasses or boxes placed around. Neither the photographer nor anyone from your party will have the time to clean the mess up, and you do not want a messy background in your photos.
It is also a wonderful idea to bring along props such as your veil or some flowers into the shoot with you. They will give a more personal touch to the picture and bring out the best of you too! Remember adding a first look to your photo shoot adds a lot to creating candid wedding photography.
Most of the brides initially feel awkward coming in front of the camera because, more often than not, it is their first experience like this with a photographer. It is a great idea to give yourself privacy with the photographer. This way, you can discuss what you want in your pictures and not feel strange posing while everyone from your family looks at you. It may be a good idea to ask a bridesmaid to stay back, so you do not feel alone. After all, it is her job to help you through all the struggles during the wedding.
The best way to keep yourself altogether is by hiring a wedding planner. They will do all the work for you, and you will not have to worry about the little arrangements that need to be made during the wedding procession. If you cannot afford a planner, divide duties among your friends and the bridesmaids so that you have the minimalistic amount of responsibility on your shoulders, and you do not have to worry about the small details.
You should also be sure about not thinking of the camera or anything and everything that might go wrong during the wedding. Be sure to take some time off of everything and have a little heart to heart with your girlfriends, maybe have a glass of champagne.
Relax and enjoy your wedding.
Welcome to Focus Photography, we are a team of Toronto Wedding Photographers.
We specialize in creative, timeless wedding photography and cinematography with a modern and candid appeal.
We are best known for our creative approach to composition, non invasive style of documenting natural moments, flexibility in package customization and top notch dedication in customer service.
Since our inception in 2015, we have captured hundreds of weddings worldwide.
For each of the weddings, we strive to produce natural candid photography, with precision attention to details, companied by cinematic storytelling.
Since 2015, we have been servicing our wedding photography and wedding videography work in Greater Toronto Area, Ontario.
Our studio is based in Toronto, by Markham Road and Mcnicoll.
We are honoured to be a leader in the Toronto Videography industry.
By 2019, we have been named as top wedding photographers and videographers on wedding wire, even featured on 500px. We are honoured and proud that our work has also been featured in Wedluxe, Pop Sugar, WPIC, Gay Wedding Mag, Elegant Wedding, Aisle Memories, Hey Wedding Lady, Modwedding, Brides and Weddings, Style Me Pretty Contributor via Lovely Find, Inspire Bride.
Serving Ajax, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, King city, Guelph, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville, Oshawa, Owen Sound, pickering, Peterborough, richmond hill, St Catharines, Sudbury, toronto, Thunder Bay, Muskoka, Vaughan, Whitby, Waterloo,
If you’re looking for a creative, skilled, candid wedding photographer and cinematographer in Toronto, GTA area, then focus photography is the studio for you. We strive to create compelling images for Toronto bride and groom, and willing to travel all across Toronto, even as far as Sudbury, Hamilton and Niagara Region.
Whether it’s a jam packed traffic in downtown Toronto distillery district wedding, or a stroll at kariya park Mississauga during cherry blossom season, you can bet we are ready to shoot!
Our Toronto wedding clients come from all across the world! We are prepared to meet you in our studio, or virtually with our Toronto wedding clients that live elsewhere.
We will also provide photoshoot location in Toronto ideas, and our customer service is more than knowledgeable for a great Toronto wedding florist, venue, and wedding planner.
Our online database assist you to plan your wedding online without the headache!
We are thrilled to have them as clients, and will cherish the memories for years to come. We are also awarded best photographer on wedding wire multiple years in a row.
We love creating custom packages bundled up with our Photo Booth services for your wedding.