Getting the Most from Your Photography Session

September 19, 2012

While many details of your wedding day are for one day only, the wedding photographs are something that you will have and cherish for years to come. For that reason, you must work to make sure the photographs are as fabulous as possible.

The Photographer

While saving money on your wedding may be a priority for many brides, the wedding photographer is not the detail that you should scrimp on. If you must, cut corners in other wedding details, but find the photographer whose work impresses you the most. Browse through as much of his or her portfolio as possible, and then choose the photographer whose style best matches your vision for your own wedding photographs.

The Location

When it comes to choosing a wedding ceremony location, Los Angeles has plenty of options. Of course, many brides choose the same location to do at least part of their formal wedding photography session.

When choosing a location, be sure to pay attention to any details that would make the location extra special in terms of a photo shoot. For example, for a lakeside wedding reception, Los Angeles has a number of beautiful options.

Almansor Court is a venue that lends itself beautifully to photography sessions. While the interior spaces are quite lovely, it is outside where Almansor Court really provides some exceptional backdrops for wedding photographs.

There is a beautiful, large gazebo right next to the lake. The entire wedding party will be able to fit in the gazebo for pictures, with the lake providing a serene blue background. There is also a large fountain that would be great for both traditional photos and in a “trash the dress” style shoot.

The beautifully landscaped grounds of Almansor Court, including mature trees and expansive and impossibly perfect manicured lawns, provide endless possibilities for your photography session.

Have a Plan

Some brides leave the planning portion of the wedding photography session completely up to the photographer. Even if the photographer has years of experience and is very talented, he or she will still not necessarily know exactly what you would like to get out of the session.

That is why it is a good idea to have a planning session ahead of time. You will be able to discuss specific shots that you want to include, go over any special effects you may be interested in incorporating, and go over location options.

If you plan to shoot at the wedding ceremony location, Los Angeles brides need to keep in mind that in such a big city, it is always wedding season. You will need to check with the venue well in advance to make sure the exact locations you are interested in will be available for your photography session.

Trash the Dress

Trash the dress style wedding photography sessions continue to grow in popularity. These sessions take place after the wedding and are similar in style to what one might see in a fashion magazine spread. There are no rules and couples often splash in the ocean, run along railroad tracks or even sit in the mud, all while wearing their wedding finery.

This makes for amazing pictures that you will always treasure.

Again, your wedding photography session is one of the most important details of your wedding. These are the pictures that you will show your children and grandchildren. Take the time to plan so that you will get the best possible results.