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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 website






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I offer Airbrushing & Conventional makeup applications

The decision on which makeup service will be used cannot be determined until a consultation is done & your skin type/ likes and dislikes are discussed. As everyone has different types of skins/skin textures & different wants and needs.

If you have any skin allergies (that you know of or have experienced before) this has to be brought to my attention before the makeup trial/session begins. Failure to do so prior to the makeup application will hold the client responsible.


Skin Preparation -

Do not try any face masks or skin peels or any treatments that you haven't done in the past prior to the wedding. It is  not worth taking the chance and getting a skin reaction/breakout or allergy.

Before the trial or wedding day please make sure all grooming is done on your face (ie) eyebrow plucking / waxing or threading.  Do not do any of these treatments 1 or 2 days prior to the wedding as anything could happed and you don't want any scabs/skin tears or skin blemises on your special day.

Any eyebrow/eyelash tinting should also be done 1 week prior to your wedding day. To ensure all tint on the skin is gone before your wedding day.

Also don't exfoliate your skin 1or 2 days before the wedding as sometimes you could be using the same face product for years and all of a sudden have an allergy to it.

The morning of the wedding please do your normal daily cleanse routine only.

Cleanse , tone & moisturize as normal.

Please don't use any oil based moisturizers as they can react with a waterproof based foundation which is mainly what i use for weddings as it has longevity.