Romantic Photoshoots: Top 5 Tips
Glass Jar Photography is a talented team made up of a husband and wife who travel the world photographing couples and weddings, capturing not only the moments, but also the emotions, within their photographs.
Urbanette Magazine: Please tell us a bit about Glass Jar Photography, and give our readers five great wedding or couples photography tips.
Whitney Dean: That’s easy – we could probably write an entire book full of photography tips! Glass Jar Photography is comprised of myself and my husband. We’re a worldwide traveling duo that specializes in modern vintage, fine art wedding photography. Our focus is to capture timeless moments for our couples.
We love images that show how you “felt” in that moment in time, and hopefully look ageless. We love traveling, couple in love, meeting new people and photography. Everything is new, bright, fun and we thrive on that freshness…. not to mention it’s just a blast to be with the one you love around other people in love.
Here’s our general “heads up” and “maybe think about this, we wish we would have” tip list for wedding day photography:
1: When choosing a photographer, make sure to do your research.
Like their Facebook page, dig through their blog and website and make sure you like the vibe and look of their entire portfolio of photography. Don’t choose a photographer based on one or two photos you saw and loved, hoping you get the same image. Everyone has a specific style and “eye” so falling in love with a photographer’s overall vibe is the best way to love your results.
2: Planning out your wedding or session is the most under-rated and valuable part of the photography process.
It’s really difficult to capture timeless moments if everyone is in a huge hurry and not on the same page. So, a little planning and coordinating goes a long way in making everyone a lot happier.
“Falling in love with a photographer’s overall vibe is the best way to love your results.”
3: It’s all about angles and “good sides”.
Everyone has a “good side” or a good angle. We recommend that you look at photos of yourself before your wedding or session and find what you like about the way you look. Was it the angle of your face? Your makeup? Don’t be afraid to tell the photographer if you have insecurity‘s about anything. After all, we all do!
4: Don’t forget about your man.
He’ll be in at least half of every photo. So if you’re looking amazing and at your best, try to help him shine too.
5: Details matter.
When planning your photo session or wedding day, try and think about the small things, cute ideas that will make the photos personal and unique. Point them out to your photographer, and make sure he or she knows to photograph them. Great photography is capturing the small things…there’s nothing bigger.
And above all, enjoy the process of getting your photo taken. It’s suppose to be fun, and your chance to be captured as the best you. So, have fun and let loose.