Trust is the super-secret ingredient to any relationship and this is true for the relationship you have with your engagement photographer. There's a reason you chose them to capture the most important day of your life. While you may have a vision of how you want some of your images to turn out, for the most part, you are going to have to put a lot of trust in your photographer.
Trusting Your Engagement Photographer Will Result in Better Engagement Photos
Trusting your engagement photographer a little more in these main areas will not only result in better images for you to remember your big day but will also relieve you of some stress as well.
1. The Most Flattering Poses For You
Trust your engagement photographer to know what pose is the most flattering for you. They can see how the light is shaping you and what specific details are in the background. While some photographers will take into consideration your picture ideas, you shouldn't be offended if they explain why that may not look as good.
2. Choosing the Location of the Shot
Your engagement photographer will have taken the time to familiarize themselves with your location or areas around your session spot to find the best places to photograph. They'll know where gets the best light and where the best scenery will create timeless photographs.
3. Handling Printing Your Photos
Your photographer knows where to get prints made and probably has a long-term relationship with a reputable printing company. The worst thing you can do is have a stunning image, order a large print and find the colors are off, the image is blurred or it simply looks dull. Knowing where to get your prints made, what size they should be done in and which ones will look best in your albums, wall art or thank you cards is part of the package you get when you hired a professional photographer. Trust them and listen to what they think will look best for what you want. They spend large amounts of time practicing and studying the art of print.
4. Time of Day to Shoot
Lighting is key (it’s undoubtedly the most important) to creating beautiful images, and using the natural light of the sun will produce the best lighting setting. That of course doesn't mean any time of the day will give you the same results. Your photographer will know what time of day will be best to take those gorgeous outdoor shots that won't leave harsh shadows on your face or when to sneak outside to take some night inspired shots. Understanding light from the sun, and especially how to create it with a flash is something you’ll want to make sure your photographer is comfortable with.
5. Editing Your Photos
Trust your photographer’s creative eye during the editing process. They will know which images will look best in black and white, color, cropped, and which ones to add special effects too if any. Part of the editing process is a part of their style and this is one of the reasons you hired them. Trust them to use their skills to make each image stunning.