The essentials of wedding photography – Eleni Dona

The essentials of wedding photography


Your wedding photos are items that you will hold for years to come. In case of emergency, such as a fire at your house, your photo albums are some of the few precious things that you will grab before rushing outside.

They are also significant family heirlooms to be passed down from generation to generation. Expert professional wedding photographers know that, but what should you know about the essential ins and outs of wedding photography? This is a question of practical importance as your special day in Greece certainly has to be captured in the right way.


Do not fall for wedding photography trends.

Your wedding photos should stand the test of time. Trends are fun but rarely last. Creating a wedding album in a timeless and classic way ensures that it will stay a cherished item of your family history no matter how many years will pass. In addition, you should bear in mind, that many trends can really ruin your wedding day.

Communicate your vision

Even the best wedding photographers aren’t mind readers. Do not take anything for granted; every couple has different priorities. Share your ideas, concerns, and thoughts with your photographer. That is the person who has to capture one of the most significant occasions of your life; communication is essential.

Do not stick to Pinterest boards.

Do not waste your precious time to copy someone else’s wedding photo ideas. Your wedding should reflect who you are, not what someone else has already done. And what looks really nice on Pinterest or Instagram, may not play out well in the real world, where unpinnable things such as a sudden downpour or annoying relatives can startle the newly-weds.

Plus, budgets often get in the way of aesthetics. Last but not least, when looking for wedding photo ideas on Pinterest, keep in mind that many of these images are from photoshoots for magazines and advertisements, not real weddings. On your big day, we won’t have smoke and mirrors to create that fantastic but unrealistic photo you saw on the Internet…

There’s more to professional wedding photography than good equipment.

When you book a wedding photographer in Greece, you don’t just rent a camera. You are paying for years of training and experience, planning or organization skills, and that unique ability of a professional to make people feel at ease in front of a camera.

Of course, you want your photographer to be at the cutting edge of technology and know the latest techniques but the most important thing when choosing a professional is her experience and artistic ability.


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