Perth Wedding Photographer Gives Essential Tips for Stunning Wedding Photos

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Reputable Perth wedding photographer Peter Edwards shares professional secrets, and dispenses valuable advice to brides.

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Edwards’ most important advice: “It’s your special day. If you take care of these details in advance, and just allow the moment to capture you, we will capture your best moments.”

Peter Edwards is a veteran of almost 25 years of photographing weddings. The photographs displayed on his website are reminiscent of high-quality entertainment industry stills of actresses. In other words, Peter Edwards is very good at making sure that every bride looks her best on her special day. Edwards offers some wedding photography tips that he feels are essential for brides who want their pictures to be something they will cherish for the rest of their lives.

According to Edwards the most important and essential thing that any bride can do is to hire a professional wedding photographer. It is mandatory that the photographer has his work on display, preferably on a website or in an office space. One or two great photos can happen by chance, but an entire website or office full of fantastic photographs means that the photographer knows what he or she is doing, and can produce consistent results, every time out.

Edwards also stated that the bride must communicate with the wedding photographer before the big day. While professional wedding photographers usually know what they are doing, none have ever been documented as being able to read minds. If there is something a bride really likes or really doesn’t like, the photographer needs to know them before the wedding.

Also, it is essential that all of the flowers and decorations are set up in plenty of time for the photo session. This is something that cannot be left until the last minute. In general, all of the details of a wedding should be taken care of with no last-minute distractions.

Once the details and legwork have been taken care of the bride must relax and trust that the photographer knows what he is doing and is ‘on her side.’ Photographers may make a lot of requests that sound pointless or even silly, but they are doing it to get the lighting and camera angles absolutely perfect.

The bride must also remember to be natural and avoid smiling for the sake of smiling. The last thing a bride wants is a fake smile as a ‘keepsake’ of her special day. When a great photographer needs you to smile for a photograph, he or she will make you smile, and it will be genuine.

There will also be some candid shots throughout the wedding, and sometimes a kiss on the cheek or holding hands is more touching and effective than any fake pose a person can come up with. There is enough emotion at a wedding to go around; creating ‘extra’ simply isn’t necessary.

There are a lot of things that can affect a picture and cause spots or glare in the wrong places. The background has to help provide perfect lighting, and not contain anything that will distract from the photograph. Facial angles, hair, flowers, and make-up can all affect how the pictures end up.

The bride must hire a professional make-up artist and hairdresser. The decisions on what will and won’t work must be made long before the actual wedding day. In addition, the flowers have to be discussed and chosen well in advance, with the hairdresser, make-up artist, and photographer having advance notice of what wedding arrangements will be available to work with.

Edwards’ most important advice: “It’s your special day. If you take care of these details in advance, and just allow the moment to capture you, we will capture your best moments.”

Peter Edwards provides high end wedding photography services in Perth and anywhere in Western Australia, and is also available for overseas weddings in destinations such as Bali, Phuket, Maldives and many more. View his gallery of creative images at his website or call Peter Edwards at 08 9316 2465.

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