"PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN ATTITUDE, A WAY OF BEING, A WAY OF LIVING." HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON
Memories reside in the heart.
And it's a reality!
They'll never disappear and will always be there to rekindle the most beautiful moments of your life.
These days, however, a professional wedding photographer is a must.
It immortalizes the key moments of your union, the emotions, the glances, the tears of happiness - all those magical moments that make memories!
It's very important to take your time when choosing your photographer, defining the style of photos you want.
Why should you? Quite simply because he'll share with you precious moments filled with emotion, such as the preparations, the couple's session and the exchange of consents.
It's not easy to pose in front of the camera, even if you're accompanied by the love of your life.
A professional photographer, with whom you will have had various discussions in the run-up to your wedding, will be able to get to know you and put you at ease on your big day.
You'll stay natural during the shoot, and the photos will be all the more real. The photographer's job takes on its full meaning when you entrust your D-Day to him!
Don't forget that the wedding photographer's first mission is to capture the most beautiful moments of joy, emotion and laughter...
For her mission to be fulfilled perfectly, love and all those feelings have to come through in the photos.
When your wedding planner suggests photographers who match your style, you should feel a particular emotion when you explore the pages of his or her website - that means he or she's the one!
Once chosen, the photographer will contact you to get to know you better.
One or more video appointments are essential if you are not in the same region.
Then, once you've signed his contract, and a few months before your wedding, you'll meet him at the reception venue.
Before your video appointment, find out more about his work via social networks and his website. Instagram is also a great way to view the work he regularly publishes.
Feel free to prepare questions and take notes!
These appointments beforehand will help you feel more at ease on your wedding day, when the photographer, hidden behind his camera, will give you a few instructions on how to get the most beautiful shots.
You'll relax and... stress will magically melt away.
An important point: The feeling you have for your photographer should be one of the main reasons you choose him or her.
Another important thing is that the photographer should be your shadow throughout the day, without you feeling his presence or the guests seeing him.
The aim is to capture the highlights of your day.
The only moment that will be orchestrated is that of the family photos, the throwing of the bride's bouquet or the group photo if you wish.
Don't forget that your wedding is the most beautiful day of your life!
Vanessa and the Shades Waves Agency team
Wedding & Event Planner