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Top 5 Tips for Choosing a Wedding Photographer

Top 5 Tips for Choosing a Wedding Photographer

 

These days the wedding services market is flooded with professionals as well as amateurs.  Some brides choose the photographer with the most attractive prices, some decide to invite the guy who photographed her best friend's wedding and others go by their gut feeling.

 

But how do you choose YOUR photographer? Here are some tips that will help you make the right decision:

 

1.     Scrutinize and study the photographer's portfolio. Find their website, Instagram, Facebook page – all you can get your hands on! The way the photographer posts their private photos can say a lot about their tastes! If you are dreaming of classical, modest photographs, it will be much harder to get them from a photographer who always asks newly-weds to jump and make silly faces.

2.     Generally speaking, wedding photographers publish only about a third of all the photos from a celebration on their websites. Don't be shy to ask for the others if you, for example, didn't find any shots with the cake or the first dance. (Did the photographer smudge all the shots or did this couple have no cake?)

3.     If a photographer offers a trial photo session – don't pass up on the opportunity! You can score double points for arranging trial make up to be done on the same day. You will get to see how your make up looks on the photos and get to know the make up artist and the photographer! Doing so will take away any uncertainty and stress of dealing with them on the Big Day, which is definitely something you don't want. As you will probably arrange for this quite some time in advance, they will be like some good old friends you are glad to see by the time your celebration happens!

4.     Pay attention as to what the photographer puts emphasis on. Do they ask you lots of questions to make this work for you, or do they take a more of an authoritarian stance, dictating their own rules on what the venue should be like, and what the guests can or cannot do? A good photographer will listen and make recommendations that are up to you to follow. A real professional will be able to work at any venue under any circumstances and your nanny taking photos on her phone definitely won’t interfere with their photography!

5.     And finally, the most important advice. Your wedding photographer is someone who will be very close to you during the Big Day. So find someone you enjoy being around. Find a person you can laugh with as your smile is the beginning of a good photo!

 

Many thanks to Lily Vilde, a Gold Coast based professional wedding photographer for help in writing this article!  You can check out more of her works on the official websitehttps://www.goldcoast-weddingphotographer.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

Marie Claire

What's trending globally in makeup  

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Marie Claire

What's trending globally in makeup  

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MbFW - Sydney

Sydney Morning Herald  

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Elle Magazine Makeup Tips 2017

Ears showing?

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Big earrings  

Elle Magazine - What's HOT 2017

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Back to the Eighties  

Booking your makeup & hair

I recommend booking your trial for a special occasion. Whenever possible its always nice too book your makeup and hair trial on the same day so you can see the completed look together. It's not always going to be possible but whenever it can be done as long as plenty of notice is given we will try our best to do so.

Firstly you are going to look fantastic so you won't want to waste good makeup just going home too wash it off. It's best too organise the trial for a special occasion like a hens night or a night out. I also recommend getting your makeup/hair done early on in the day too.

As the wedding day the makeup/hair is normally done really early on in the day. That way you can see for yourself just how long the makeup lasts & you can also give me feedback as to whether your face got a bit shiney by the end of the day & how the makeup stayed in place, then we can discuss either getting a touch up face powder or applying a fine powder over the top of the makeup to set it.


"The latest look" or makeup "that is on trend" at the moment is a dewy look, which is great BUT unfortunately the makeup needs to stay on for over 12 hours so in order for the makeup to last the appropriate products need to be used to achieve longevity. Its still possible to achieve a highlighted makeup look which still has the staying power needed to last all day/night. 


If you are planning on having a fake tan make sure you have used the tanning company before and try the tan at least a few months before your wedding. As you don't want to have a tan disaster and turn out orange or patchy on your wedding day.

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Me  

British Vogue - Autumn / Winter

Straight & Sleek  

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Hair

British Vogue - Autumn / Winter

Groomed Minimal makeup  

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Fresh clean face

British Vogue Winter/Autumn

Bleached brows are back  

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Brows

British Vogue - Whats in trend Autumn / Winter 2017

Cool Girl Hair 

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Messy  

Bts of my client

I think she looks like Nicole Scherzinger :)

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