photo planning 101
Find a Photogenic Reception Location
If you really love photography and want the best possible pictures, it doesn't hurt to set the stage a bit. That doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune on a chic, glamorous reception spot. Rather, it can mean simply avoiding places that are totally empty and devoid of any personality whatsoever. Clues that a spot you're considering might not be great for pictures:
- It looks like a warehouse, with scuffed white walls and weak or ugly fluorescent lighting
- The owner won't let you decorate however you want to jazz up the place
- The area around the hall is industrial looking, with lots of chain-link fences, power lines, and busy roads
And look for locations with better potential:
- It doesn't have to be upscale or spotlessly clean. The important question is -- does it have character?
- Are there spots right outside (or nearby) where we can step away for short, impromptu photo sessions?
- Are the owners friendly and helpful when you emphasize that photography is really important to you?
Want suggestions for the kinds of places that make for great pictures? I have a lot of ideas I can share with you, especially in Lincoln and the surrounding areas. Feel free to zip me an email or call with questions.
Really Like Your Photographer
You may not realize it now, but in many cases the couple spends more time with the photographer than any other single person on their wedding day. Be sure you really like that person, for obvious reasons.