You will not be left short of choice in choosing a gay wedding photographer as this is an extremely competitive market however we would advise that you choose your photographer carefully. Personal recommendations or testimonials are always a good way to make an informed choice; after all you are placing your trust in this person to encapsulate the memories of your special day for you, your friends and family to reflect on for years to come.
We recommend you choose a professional photographer with experience of gay weddings, try not to be tempted to cut costs and opt for an amateur as it’s impossible to re-take your wedding photographs if you are not happy with them. A professional photographer will have experience of dealing with the emotion and stress of the day and can deal with tricky family situations. Ideally you want a photographer with great technical skills to bring out the best in the quality of your photo’s but also someone who is creative and can capture a special moment. When deciding on your photographer be sure that they have a good attitude and come across like they are excited to work with you on your wedding day.
Packages will vary greatly in both cost and content. You can be photographed from early in the day getting ready with your wedding party until late in the reception celebrating with your guests so be sure to confirm the content you are paying for and enjoy the task of deciding from an unlimited number of shots which photographs you and your partner wish to keep.
After your big day has been and gone your wedding photo’s will be a treasured reminder of your wedding so it really is important that you choose a good wedding photographer.
A professional wedding photographer will capture special moments and background events that you may not notice on the day as you will be so busy. Capturing spontaneous events is what photographers are good at, and those moments are so special you will want to make sure you can record them.
There are lots of specialist gay wedding photographers who are experienced and comfortable with gay weddings and they will make you and your guests feel really special on the day. On the flip side there are lots of brilliant wedding photographers who may not have worked at a gay wedding before but they will produce great wedding photos and do a good job.
Asking a friend to take your photos is never a good idea. Friends are often too busy watching what’s going on to capture those special moments on camera. The last thing you want is to be left with wedding photos with heads chopped off, a blurred image or even a lost camera if your friend gets too drunk by the end of the night.
Specialist Gay Wedding Photographer
With all of the planning and preparation that you have put into your wedding, the actual day may zip by as a blur of excitement and happiness; by hiring a gay wedding photographer who can help you to capture your special day you will have long-lasting memories to help you relive some of those blurry yet very special moments.
Have your gay wedding photographer walk around during the set up and preparation for your wedding, with their keen eye for capturing beautiful details you may just find that they capture little unique moments and settings that you simply would have missed as you prepare yourself for your special day. From the plate settings to the elegant table centrepieces, and even capturing the arrival of your guests, there are numerous opportunities for a talented gay wedding photographer to capture some of the special moments of your wedding day that you otherwise would have missed!
A skilled gay wedding photographer will be able to capture some of the charming candid moments that occur as you get ready for your magical day. From applying makeup and doing hair, to zipping up your dress or buttoning up your tux, and even to candid lovely moments between you and your family members as you prepare to meet your beloved down the aisle.
It should go without saying that your gay wedding photographer should capture the special moments that occur during your wedding ceremony. From walking down the aisle to the final kiss that seals your commitment to one another, a talented gay wedding photographer will be able to capture every special memory for you and your partner to hold dear for years to come.
Your wedding reception is more than just an opportunity to kick back and dance with your beloved and your family and friends – it is also an opportunity for your gay wedding photographer to capture a range of emotions and situations between your wedding guests. From your first dance with your partner to your dance with your father and even shots of your best friend kicking up her heels on the dance floor – a skilled wedding photographer will be able to capture it all!
Be sure that your gay wedding photographer is one who will be able to capture every moment and memory that you will be able to hold on to for many years to come!
Selecting the Best Gay Wedding Photographer
To help capture the special little moments of your perfect wedding day it is important to select a gay wedding photography professional who is not only skilled at capturing memories but is an excellent wedding photographer. While there is no doubt that it takes skill to capture still-life or nature, there is a different kind of skill needed to be an excellent wedding photographer. Make sure that your selected photographer is the best photographer for your wedding photo need!
Friends Aren’t Always Best
Unless one of your friends is a professional photographer, you should try to steer clear of hiring them to shoot your wedding. The primary reason being that if something should go wrong or you are not satisfied with the level of quality in your captured memories, you may be jeopardizing your friendship if you either say something or opt not to discuss your displeasure with your friend. Either way, resentment can quickly build up and a friendship can be lost! Rather ask for suggestions of other gay wedding photography pros, using the excuse that you’d prefer to have your friend enjoying your wedding as a guest!
Ask Your Photographer for References
Ask your short-listed gay wedding photographer for a list of references that would be willing to let you know how their experience with the photographer was. Don’t feel shy about asking for the list of references, you will find that a professional photographer is used to offering up a list of references to a potential client!
Ask To See a Portfolio
A portfolio of work from your gay wedding photographer will help you to gauge the “voice” of his work to help determine if it will work for your dream wedding. More than just seeing a portfolio of families and babies make sure that your photographer actually provides you with example of prior wedding work.
Your discussions with your gay wedding photographer should be very open and honest about what your hopes and expectations are of his work. During your wedding and at your wedding reception you will have more than enough other things on your mind to worry about your photographer.
Gay Wedding Photo’s to last a Lifetime
Once your wedding day is over and you and your partner are settling back into your routines you may be excitedly anticipating the arrival of your gay wedding photos! Once your photos arrive from your photographer it is a great idea to immediately determine what to do with them! How many photos are you going to frame and hang around your home? How many are you going to incorporate into your wedding memory scrapbook? What about giving copies of your wedding photos to each of your parents?
Framing Your Memories
There is no doubt that your elegantly framed gay wedding photos can become more than just a centrepiece to your living room but can also be a constant reminder of the romance filled day that your wedding was! Select a few choice photos to frame and hang in places of pride around your home; photos of you and your partner at the altar, of your first dance as a married couple, and even of a few candid moments that your photographer captured on your wedding day!
Choose picture frames that will not detract away from the romance of your special day; a simple yet elegant black or chocolate coloured wooden frame that fits in with your overall décor will be the best fit!
A Unique Idea
A unique idea that is gaining in popularity is to take a selection of your best gay wedding photos and have them turned into a gorgeous and elegant coffee table book. There are several online self publishing companies that will allow you to upload your favourite wedding photos and select the layout that best appeals to you. What a wonderful way of preserving and sharing memories from your special day – an elegantly bound coffee table book that is sure to impress your friends and family!
Consider presenting framed photos of your favourite memories to your friends and family members so that they too can have a lasting memory of your magical day!
Where photos will capture certain instances in still form there are lots of special moments that a camera cannot capture as well as video such as you saying your vows, the best mans speech, you’re walking up the aisle.
Inevitably there will be things that you miss or don’t take in on the day itself so watching your wedding video back is a great feeling with some cringe worthy moments as well. Your video is a keepsake that you will have forever. A professional videographer will be discrete so that it doesn’t feel like you have a camera in your face all day long.