The Bride's Guide to Wedding Photography

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With the comprehensive, invaluable advice found in these illustrated pages, a bride can figure out what she wants from her wedding photography. Does she want a traditional style, or more of a journalistic feel? Will time be allotted for formal portraits of family and the bridal party? Which gowns, flowers, veils, makeup, and poses will look the best in photos?. Brides-to-be can examine every option, and learn just what they need to know about technical choices including the pros and cons of digital photography. ...
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With the comprehensive, invaluable advice found in these illustrated pages, a bride can figure out what she wants from her wedding photography. Does she want a traditional style, or more of a journalistic feel? Will time be allotted for formal portraits of family and the bridal party? Which gowns, flowers, veils, makeup, and poses will look the best in photos?. Brides-to-be can examine every option, and learn just what they need to know about technical choices including the pros and cons of digital photography. From different packages to ordering enlargements and albums, they’ll get the scoop on how to use their time wisely, look their best, get the most for their money, deal with overtime, and even tip properly.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781579904814
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Series: A Lark Photography Book Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.55 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
It All Starts With You 13
Determine Your Personal Style 13
Be the Best You Can Be 19
Secrets, Read All About Them 19
Mother Knows Best 20
Stand Up Straight 20
Relax Your Shoulders 21
Position Your Shoulders at a 45[degree]-Angle to the Camera 21
Get Your Elbows Away From Your Body 22
Banish Those Double Chins 23
Lower Your Chin to Accentuate Those Eyes 23
What About My Eyeglasses? 24
If You or Your Groom Wear Eyeglasses 24
Relax Your Forehead 25
Important Words to the Wise 25
Your Bridal Gown, Train, and Head Piece 26
Things to Consider When Choosing Your Gown 28
Hair and Make-up 30
Suggestions for a Trial Run 31
Bouquets 32
Hints for the Arm Bouquet 32
Some Thoughts About Your Flowers 34
It's Going to Be a Lo-o-o-ong Day 36
Give Your Photographer Some Extra Help 37
A Note for Romantics 38
The Artificial Alternative 38
Some Thoughts for Your Future Husband 39
For Both of You: Get a Manicure 40
Go With Him to the Tux Shop 40
Pinning On a Boutonniere 41
It Is Your Wedding 43
How Much Does It Cost? 45
Take a Deep Breath ... There Can Be Pictures for Every Budget 45
The Minimalist Set of Wedding Photos: Less than $30! 46
How to Get Good Pictures on a Budget 47
The Small Wedding: Less than $300 48
When a Friend or Relative Takes Your Photos, Avoid These Common Pitfalls 49
Single-Use Cameras--Not a Great Idea 50
What About Digital 51
Hire a Student: Stepping Up to the $500 Range 52
Consider This 54
The Photos Themselves 55
Weekend Warriors: Less Costly than a Studio 56
Over $1,000: Wedding Photography Studios 57
Labor 57
An Assistant Photographer Gets Paid Too 59
Want a Real Upgrade in Quality? Opt for a Second Crew! 60
Another Popular Option 61
Over $6,000: An Exclusive Photography Budget 62
What About the Finished Product? 63
A Few Final Words 64
Feed the Photographer 64
Tipping 65
A Sample Repertoire 67
The Bride's Home 69
The Ceremony 70
Formal Portraits 73
Family Photos 75
The Reception 77
Tangibles: Negatives, Proofs, Prints, Albums, and More 81
Bigger is Better! More is Better! 81
The Film Negatives 83
Choosing Between 35mm and Medium Format 84
Do You Really Want Your Negatives? 85
The Digital Daze and Craze 86
But Is It Less Expensive? 86
The Creative Revolution 87
Proofs 89
Proofless Methods for Photo Review 89
The Big Secret 90
Bigger Orders With a Proofless System 90
Copyright and the Cost of Proofs 91
Photographers Can Consider Several Different Choices 92
Prints 93
The Impermanence of Color Prints 93
Beware of Ink Jet Prints! 95
Albums 96
Slip-in Albums 96
Library-bound Albums 97
Album Presentations 99
Covers 99
Panoramas 99
Montages 99
The Do-it-Yourself Approach 99
Your Album--Making it Interesting 100
On a Budget? Skip the Album Altogether! 102
Frames and Folios 103
Choosing Your Photographer & Negotiating the Price 105
Wedding Photography Styles 105
Traditional Wedding Photography 106
Photojournalistic Wedding Photography 108
Hybrid Wedding Photography 110
The Story is Not Always Told by People's Faces 111
Certain Styles May Appeal to You 112
What Style Should You Choose? 113
Finding the One 114
Ask Around 115
Don't Overlook Your Own Observations 117
Photographers May Shoot for More Than One Studio 118
Start Looking Early 119
Interviewing and Choosing Photographers 120
Remember, It's a Contract! 121
Compare Apples to Apples, Not Apples to Oranges 122
Questions to Help You Compare Different Photographers 123
Right of First Refusal 131
Packages Versus A la Carte Buying: Do You Need (or Even Want) the Kitchen Sink? 132
Conversely 132
The Creative-fee Approach 134
Prices Are Different Everywhere 135
You Can Negotiate 137
Discounts 139
Index 142
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2005

    This book is wonderful!

    I bought this book after my sister asked me to help with the photography at her wedding. What a huge help! Even just looking through the pictures gives you great ideas as far as poses go. I would recommend it to anyone.

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