We are going to discuss something a tad controversial. Unplugged weddings. An unplugged wedding is when you ask your friends and family to turn off their phones, cameras, iPads or other digital devices used to capture wedding photos. While some couples encourage their guests to snap away and take as many photographs as possible, it […]
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When planning your wedding day, there might be a time when you ask yourself “Should I hire a wedding videographer?” Wedding videos have a come a long way in the last 5 or so years and if done well can look amazing and will let you relive your wedding day whenever you like. There are however, […]
A common question I am asked at pre-wedding consults is have I photographed at that particular venue or not. Although it may help a wedding photographer if they are familiar with the venue, it should not be the deciding factor as to whether or not you book them to photograph your wedding. Let me explain
Engagement photoshoots are a fantastic way to become familiar with your photographer, develop confidence in front of the camera and also lets your wedding photographer learn what works best for you as a couple in regards to posing. The photographs you receive from your engagement shoot can also be used for a canvas for your wedding, […]
This weeks article talks about weather or not you should meet with your photographer? In a word, the answer is absolutely! Perhaps one of the most important aspects to being a wedding photographer is being confident, having the necessary people skills and a natural chemistry between the photographer and the bride and groom.
At Lucas Kraus Photography, we incorporate high quality and professional albums with all of our wedding photography packages (except the basic package). Albums or Photobooks are a fantastic way to cherish your memories as they look fantastic, the wedding photos don’t fray and cant fall out and get lost.
I photographed a wedding this previous weekend, and as always I said goodbye to the bride. She was very appreciative not because I took great wedding photos (she hadn’t seen them at this point) but because I helped her to remain calm and helped organise the day along side her. An experienced wedding photographer should not only […]
When planning your wedding photography with your photographer, it is a good idea if you have an idea about how long you want the wedding photographer to stay for during the night. Some wedding photographers may have “all day” packages so they will start when the boys start to get dressed right through to when […]
Sunset photos and night photos, if done correctly can be an amazing addition to the wedding photos delivered on your USB and can make your photobook come to life. In order to achieve this, you may have to duck out of the reception for around 15 minutes.
You have a wonderful ceremony, declared husband and wife, make it official, walk down the aisle and then what? So many couples I have seen get to this point and wonder what they are supposed to do now. Normally I allow the guests to congratulate the newly married couple. However, there are certain things to […]
One thing I always try and encourage my brides to do is to have their ceremony in the shade. Not only will it prevent you from glaring and squinting whilst looking at your loved one, but it will make a big difference to your wedding photography.
Over the years I’ve seen a lot of weddings (My estimation is around 300) and have come to realise what works, what doesn’t work and how brides can alleviate stress before their wedding. If I were to give one single piece of advice, it would be to stay a motel close to where the ceremony […]
Why are wedding photographers so expensive? That is a good question. We have all heard of people paying $5000, $6000, or even $10,000 for wedding photography. In fact, one of my wedding photography idols charges nearly $20,000 per wedding. Do people pay it? Absolutely!
I often get asked if I can do both bride preparation and groom preparation on the same day or if I can provide a second photographer for this particular part. Although I can provide a second wedding photographer, I prefer to do both bride and groom preparation myself.
When planning your wedding day, it is important leave enough time in between your ceremony and reception for wedding photography. Normally after the bride and groom walk down the aisle as husband and wife (exciting!) I allow the guests to congratulate the happy couple for around 5 to 10 minutes.
We have spoken a lot about the benefits of off-camera flash for wedding photography. Contrasting to this is natural light. Natural light is just that, natural. It is the light created by the sun, it can either be diffused through cloudy or overcast weather, or direct sunlight.
Often I hear people mention before a wedding “Hopefully it will be a sunny day for the photos”. Whereas in fact, many wedding photographers prefer overcast or cloudy weather for wedding photography. Weddings on the beach can be in fact, more difficult for a wedding photographer than say a garden wedding. Reason being is that […]
Let’s talk about posing for wedding photography. Often at times I am told at wedding photography consultations that the couple don’t like posed shots and only want “natural” wedding photographs. This creates a little bit of a problem for wedding photographers. In fact, one of the most skillful things about being a wedding photographer is posing […]
that there’s NO sign of them! When I’m conducting a wedding, I’ll be working very closely with the photography team. They have to work quickly and skillfully to capture everything as it happens because there are no second chances. They’ll be darting about, picking the best angles and shots, and different photographers manage that in […]
One of the things that can really help you get the very best result in your wedding photos is to use a professional makeup artist for your bridal look on your wedding day. Yes, it’s an extra expense – but it is one that more than pays off.