We spoke to talented Melbourne photographer Lowina Blackman of Black Avenue Productions about things photographers wish their wedding couples knew before the big day. Here are some insights of things your wedding photographer wish you knew:
Start researching early
Know what you want
You need to think about and eventually “decide what style of photography is going to suit your wedding: There’s more to wedding photos than most people think. Especially when it comes to deciding styles, location ideas and those personal ‘must-have’ shots that you want.”
Generally, you get what you pay for
Editing is 40+ hours work
You are paying for a lot more than the 10+ hours on the day, you are paying for us to edit all of your images consistently. “Post productions (editing) is 40+ hours handcrafted work!” Lowina noted.
Allow more time for photos
Don’t go cheap on Photography
“Don’t go cheap on photography, this is the only memory you will get after the wedding, you can sell your dress afterwards, you can get money from wishing well, you can order the wedding album later, but time is the only thing you can’t buy back”! Lowina warned.
Your photographer will be your best friend
“The photographer is your best friend on your wedding day, they are with the couple the whole time, so choosing a friendly one is very important.” Interesting, Lowina herself did not have a connection with her wedding photographer and considers that to be a “big regret” of hers. “If you don’t connect with a photographer or feel they are more interested in selling you a service then learning about who YOU are, then don’t be afraid to make the call and say ‘no thanks’.”