April 20th, 2012
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April 19th, 2012
Due to sydney's ongoing wet weather we have had alot of customer stressing about there wedding day being a wet, horrible, disastrous event. I say dont stress alot of us photographers prefer an overcast day with clouds and a little sprinkle of rain than a bright sunny beaming bright light day. Read below an article i came across on tips for a wet weather wedding...
Wet Weather Wedding Photography Tips
They do say it's good luck for it to rain on your wedding, but we're not entirely convinced! Don't get me wrong, rain is a wonderful thing - especially when Sydney is not having many dry days lately - but in most people's dreams about their wedding day it's a brilliantly clear blue sky day with not a cloud in the sky. Rain can put a real damper on this kind of perfect weather wedding day, so it's pays to have a think about what you will do if it rains.
Also, from a wedding photography point of view rain can be a real problem and unfortunately it can wreck havoc with your photography plans! So it pays to have a back up photography plan for wet weather, especially if you are having an outdoor ceremony or want a lot of photos outdoors in exposed places.
Check the forecast
We recommend beginning to check the weather forecast only 5-7 days before your wedding. Don't check it any earlier than this as you won't be getting an accurate forecast and if rain is on the way it will only mean you will have more time to worry, stress, and get upset! A good site for Sydney weather is the Bureau of Meteorology, click here for the short term Sydney forecast. If rain or bad weather is forecast, then it's time to swing your wet weather back up plans into action! These follow below but should ideally be done months before your wedding date.
Wet weather wedding ceremony plans
So what if rain is on the cards for your wedding day and you've planned an outdoor wedding? Well don't panic (or try not too) but do get organised to ensure you have a back up location for wet weather on the day. A good first option is your wedding reception venue. Check with them if this is ok and what sort of set up they can create for you. You should be able to make the place look good with decorations from your outdoor ceremony, and go down to the venue and see what it will look like the day before!
Another option is to find cover somewhere near your outdoor wedding location. This can work well if light showers or intermittent rain is forecast, as you might only need cover for a short period of time. If you are in a park there are often rotundas or picnic areas that can be used for wet weather shelter, or look to locate yourself somewhere out of the prevailing wind to get a little more cover from the elements.
Wet weather photography plans
Your wedding photographer should be able to suggest good places for wedding photos in the event of rain. If they are a local photographer their knowledge will be spot on for great places that can be covered and away from wild weather. Be sure to discuss this at your first or subsequent meetings and take some time to look at the suggested locations yourself to see if you like them. You might be surprised what a professional photographer can create in certain locations, even in the wet, so trust them that they will be able to take good photos.
Another option is to stick it out in the open, and if you plan on doing this you might want to schedule more time for your wedding photos (so you can shelter between showers!). It is also very wise to purchase several big umbrellas. Your photographer might have a preference for colour, but generally black umbrellas are the best option as they don't distract from the photos. Also, but be careful what colour or printing is on the underside of the umbrellas: you don't want lovely wedding photos with someone's corporate logo emblazoned across them all!
Is rain and wet weather all bad?!
From a photography point of view some wet weather is actually not all bad......ok it's bad, but it's not ALL bad! Wet weather can be good because clouds add a lot of drama and punch to your photos, whereas a flat blue sky can be rather uninteresting. Recent rain will make everything sparkle and look fresh and vibrant, whereas a baking hot day will make the colours washed out and flat. Ask any photographer and they would much rather shoot on a day with cloud cover than a bright sunny day. So there are some positives!
Will the photographer want to stop shooting?
As long as its not pouring down your wedding photographer should be ok with shooting in a little bit of wet weather as their camera gear should be wet weather sealed. So light rain, some mist and that sort of wet weather should be fine to keep taking photos. Its more likely that you will begin to think twice about keeping going because the rain will ruin your hair, make you cold, and a white dress dragging on the muddy ground isn't a good look at all...
Remember: relax, smile and enjoy your wedding day!
we've seen some fantastic photos from a wet wedding day, and it's mainly because the couple smiled,
laughed, and had a lot of fun! Wet weather will only ruin your wedding if you let it.
Thanks to wedding photography sydney directory for this article
Dont stress we bring lots of umbrellas check out my assistant on one of our location shoots at a recent wedding.
Hope this helped some of you out
February 22nd, 2012
10 hot Tips and Tricks to get the most out of your pre wedding shoot...
One of my favorite things to do before i shoot a wedding is a pre wedding session. I love getting to know my clients before their big day, and it gives them the opportunity to see what its like to be involved in a real photo shoot. Each session reflects the core of their love and highlights their personalities.
Having a pre-wedding shoot can help improve your wedding pictures. Think about it, the more time you spend with your photographer in front of the camera the more comfortable you become being the subject.
Try to get to know your photographer. Have fun. Be crazy.
So i have lots of my clients ask me so what do i need to do for my pre wedding shoot.. So here we go.. 10 hot tips and tricks to get the most out of your pre wedding shoot..
1: Be organized, plan your pre wedding shoot in advance. Think of a theme / a look that you are after and go with it.
2: Choose a location that is appropriate and goes with your theme.
3: Match the appropriate type of clothing to the location you have chosen. eg: beach, don’t ware 6inch heels.. Long flowed dress with some flats that are easy to remove on the sand are a much better option.
4: Bring along some props to have fun with these can make the shoot more interesting and fun.. eg: mini black boards, bicycle, a picnic basket and blanket.
5: Follow directions from your photographer. Listen to the tips they are giving you. Eg: don’t slouch, when kissing hold it for the camera.
6: Treat your photo shoot like its a photo shoot for a magazine. Go to the effort of great make up and hair lots of our brides take this opportunity to have there hair and makeup trials. Remember these photos can be used for your walls, displays at the reception, guestbook etc.
7: Go to bed early the night before and be happy in your photos. True happiness is expressed in photos so let your inner beauty come out.. and be your self.
8:If the weather is not good DONT STRESS overcast and light rain is better than a bright blue sky, it adds lots of lovely depth and contrast to your photos.
9: Let your photographer know if you have an concerns about anything during your pre wedding shoot. Eg: you are self conscious of your arms, nose or you don’t feel confortable kissing etc this will help to save time on your wedding day and also will help in making your shot run smoothly on your wedding day..
10: TRUST your photographer this is the most important thing as they will be in control on your wedding day.
So take advantage of this months special and receive a free pre wedding shoot with any package booked…