FAQs and expert advice about photography

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your North East Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yournortheast.wedding

 

Picture perfect

Picture perfect

Q. We want our wedding photos to stand out, how can we achieve this?

A. Darren Edmonds says: Wedding photography captures all the emotions, smiles and love you feel for each other, but sometimes it can also capture a completely different perspective.

Using a drone is a fantastic way to photograph your day and capture any location including a walk down the beach or a stroll through the fields.

This option allows us to create exciting and memorable footage that otherwise would have been impossible to achieve. This service is completely free and included in all my packages as long as the location allows it.

Darren Edmonds, DJM Photography
www.djmphotography.co.uk

 

Picture perfect

Picture perfect

Q. How can we capture natural-looking photos on our wedding day?

A. Darren Edmonds says: The most important way to achieve natural-looking photos is to build a good relationship with a photographer. I find this relatively easy, to capture beautiful shots, as my couples aren't just clients but they become friends. This allows for great banter and you'll instantly relax in front of the camera – especially when I ask you to do something out of the norm.

I also suggest that you look at each other, there's no one else who can make you smile and laugh more than your partner, be it at them or with them. That's a natural moment I can capture to show real love. After all, no one wants to stare at a camera with a cheesy smile and you're certainly not in love with me! 

Darren Edmonds, DJM Photography
www.djmphotography.co.uk

 

Capturing memories

Capturing memories

Q. For our winter wedding, I'm worried about how quickly it gets dark. What are the must-have shots and how can we get around this issue?

A. Vicky Shaw says: Vicky says: Don't fear the dark, embrace it! Using light creatively can result in some of the most dramatic, romantic and intimate shots of the day and it's a great way to capture those last few frames. I'm almost always going to want to backlight the frame and my couple, this can be done with a sunset (although this can be unpredictable), the lighting within your venue or using a portable flash. I'd always recommend you visit the venue with your photographer before the big day to discuss your favourite spots, share images you have researched and get inspired. You'll simply dance in the dark knowing your photographer has it covered on the special day.

Vicky Shaw, Vicotria Sponge Photography
www.victoriaspongephotography.co.uk