what’s the number one thing you can do to have
better wedding photos?
It’s true, when you’re visiting venues and thinking about where you want to get married, you have lots on your mind. Size, cost, and whether or not it fits the vibe want on your wedding day are a few things you’re probably considering. But there’s one thing you might not be thinking about, and it has a huge impact on your wedding photos.
What is it? LIGHT!
Of course, an experienced wedding photographer can walk into any space and know what kind of photographs can be created in that particular light. It's part of your photographer's job to understand light, and now how to make great photos even when the light isn’t ideal.
Still, if you're getting married, it's a good idea for you to wrap your mind around a few things regarding light, so you and your photographer can achieve the best results on your wedding day.
Getting ready photos
The light in most getting ready spaces is generally not great. Usually couples get ready in a hotel room with lamps or overhead light, which can make your skin orange in photos. For this reason, photographers will often turn off all the lights, and use window light; but frequently the window light is not bright enough to illuminate the entire space.
However, there are a few things you can do when selecting a getting ready location. Choose a space or hotel room with WHITE walls, which will help reflect what window light is available and won’t create strange colors on your skin. If you’re able to get ready in a home or an Airbnb with larger rooms and lots of windows, that’s even better!