Karen and Ken Skelly, who are Photographers in Durango CO, would love to share some more tips to help make your wedding day planning a little easier. If you missed the first 8 tips that were posted last week, you can go here to view them.
1. Hire Professional Vendors: I know everyone has a budget, but believe me, your wedding will run so much smoother when you have a seasoned professional helping you out. I’ve already talked about a professional hair and makeup artist, but it does make a huge difference in the way you look in your photographs. A professional DJ or band will help coordinate your reception. A wedding planner, even just a “day of” planner will make sure everything is in place and running smoothly. A florist will make sure your flowers are delivered on time and in beautiful shape. And, of course, a professional photographer will capture all those memories for your kids and grandkids to ooh and aah over. Let your friends and family enjoy the wedding without worrying about getting the images you want of your wedding.
2. Designate a Family Finder: This is the person who helps round up the family and bridal party who have wandered off during the formal portraits. The photographer doesn’t know everyone you want in your photographs and we don’t want to miss anyone.
3. Plan the Day with your Photographer: A detailed timeline that you have prepared either yourself or with your wedding planner/dj/band, etc will help the photographer be ready for big events during the day. During the getting ready stage of your day, have the flowers, rings, dress, veil, shoes, jewelry, and anything else you want to include in your images available for the photographer. Try to have the room where you’re getting ready as tidy as possible, unless of course you want to have the chaos of the day shown in the photographs (which is also fine).
4. Posing for Beauty: The photographer will show you poses that will help you look slimmer, taller, and more relaxed. Here are some things to practice: Put one foot forward (the one closest to the camera), bend the knee of your front foot, and put all your weight on your back leg. Lean forward just slightly, roll your shoulders back just a little. Lowering your chin just slightly will open up your eyes and hide any double chins. Breathe through your mouth with your lips sightly parted. You can also have your ladies practice these poses also. Practice in front of a mirror. Being silly and dancing around make great photographs. Relax and have fun!
5. Don’t Procrastinate: Putting things off in your planning is only going to make things more stressful. Make a list, make decisions, and you can cross it off. “Just Do It”.
Let us know if you need help with anything. Long Live Love!
Karen Skelly Photography
Photographers in Durango CO