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

 

Picture perfect

Picture perfect

Q. I'm worried about the unpredictable weather on our wedding day and how our images will turn out. What advice can you share to get around this?

A. Lindsey Guy says: Let's face it, we live in the UK, and as lovely and quirky as it may be, we all know that the weather is very unpredictable – it can be glorious sunshine one minute and then torrential rain the next. I'm sure that you've planned your wedding down to the last detail, but the one thing you can't control is the weather. My advice would be, there's no point in worrying about something that you have no control over – it is what it is.

I have been photographing weddings now for more than six years, and I've seen every kind of weather scenario and know how to make the most out of it – you have to adapt to the elements and be flexible. Stormy skies can be used to your advantage as we can capture beautiful dramatic images and I love photographing couples in the rain! We give you an umbrella and set up a light behind you, and you can catch some magical shots. A good photographer knows how to work with any weather situation and use it to his or her advantage.

Before every wedding, I plan for all-weather situations; I plan where I'm going to do the confetti and formal group pictures if it is raining, very cold, cloudy or sunny. I will liaise with the venue to find a suitable spot inside just in case and set up some lights to make sure that you can see everyone clearly in the picture. Make sure you book an experienced photographer, check their work for evidence that they can work in all-weather situations and can adapt to our very unpredictable weather.

Lindsey Guy, Forget Me Knot Images
www.forgetmeknotimages.co.uk

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