You have likely put a lot of work into making your wedding day perfect and unique to you and your partner. The flowers express a unique love or story for you and your partner, maybe they were the first flower your partner ever gave you. The centerpieces definitely capture your unique style and showcase elements of your relationship, perhaps a shared passion. Your wedding photos should also be unique to you and your partner.
There may be many beautiful wedding photos that you see on social media or in bridal magazines that will have you dying to recreate them within your own album. Remember, these photos are unique to the couples featured, and while beautiful, are not reflecting you and your partner’s style personally. When you hand your photographer a shot list, of all these beautiful shots you have seen around or you believe are must-haves, you are limiting their creativity. When their creativity is limited, your own wedding album could suffer.
Here at Photography with Heart & Video, we enjoy providing couples with beautiful, unique wedding photos. That is why we have put together a few reasons why a wedding shot list does not need to be provided to your photographer. So, be sure to continue reading to learn more:
- Your photographer is a professional. If you were a professional surgeon, with years of experience and skill building, the last thing you would want is for your patient to tell you how to perform their lifesaving surgery. The same goes for your wedding photography. Your wedding collection may not be lifesaving, but it is still of the utmost importance that it turns out beautifully. Your photographer has many years of experience shooting weddings, and knows exactly what to look for to capture those perfectly unique wedding photos just for you. They can handle themselves behind the camera, and you will not be disappointed if you hand over the reins.
- Your wedding is unique, your photos should be too. Trying to completely recreate wedding photos you have found in magazines and online, takes away from the unique characteristics that you and your partner share. Those photos may be beautiful, but they were designed to be unique to the couple featured in them. This is your chance to create your own unique photos by allowing your photographer to tap into their creativity and help you create beautiful photos. Let your unique personalities shine through your photos.
- Complete perfection isn’t planned. It is easy to imagine your perfect wedding and the moments that make it so. The reality is, not everything that is perfect, can be planned. Sometimes the random acts of kindness or love are what makes your day perfect. When you have a list of shots for your photographer to focus on, you take away the opportunity for them to capture those perfect moments that happen organically. Just let the magic happen.
Let your photographer take the reins, trust them and their abilities and they will produce a dreamy wedding photo collection for you. After all, that is why you hired them, right? Here at Photography with Heart & Video, we provide unique, stunning wedding photo collections for each couple. If you are ready to start planning your California wedding photography, feel free to contact us today.