It’s easier than you may think to ruin your Colorado wedding photography. Which is honestly pretty scary! But think about it: after you get married, you have your new life partner, and you have your photos – that’s it. You don’t want to make these mistakes.
And while you’re here, don’t forget to grab my free guide: Don’t hire your wedding photographer without asking these FIVE questions!
colorado wedding tip one
You have a friend/cousin/uncle-twice-removed’s new girlfriend who has a nice camera. He/she/they really want to get into wedding photography. “They’ve taken some amazing senior photos/engagement photos/photos of zebras on their safari, and they’ve offered to be our artistic Colorado wedding photographer for free! Isn’t that amazing?!”
Look, I don’t know this person. It’s possible they’re an amazing Colorado wedding photographer! But I would be very concerned if a friend of mine told me this was their plan. You can read more in this post about free wedding photographers.
colorado wedding tip two
Don’t set aside any time on your wedding day for Colorado wedding photography. “Yes, I want those amazing candid photos, but I don’t need any time for formal shots. My Colorado wedding photographer will just capture the love!”
OK, yes. This is 50% on track – candid wedding photos are so beautiful and authentic and real. But they’re only part of the picture. Here’s the thing: you can’t guarantee you’ll have a beautiful, meaningful moment with all of your favorite people on your wedding day. It just goes SO fast. And one day, you will want that photo of you, your new husband or wife, and your grandmother. You just will. But don’t worry – there are ways to get those formal shots AND the candids with a little planning.
colorado wedding tip three
This is you: “I LOVE wedding photography and have a whole Pinterest board of shots I want to recreate! There’s like 50 or 89 or 304 pins on there – that’s OK, right?”
Look, this is your day, and your Colorado wedding photographer should be happy to serve you. And ultimately, if you decide to stick to the board, that’s cool.
But if you were my BFF, here’s what I would tell you: Pick two. Mayybe three. Here’s the thing – if you’re just crossing shots off a list all day and trying to recreate another photo, your wedding day will cease feeling like your wedding day and start feeling like a nine-hour photo shoot with all your friends and family there.
You hired your artistic Colorado wedding photographer because you love their work and trust their vision, right? I promise, when they’re working from that place of creativity, they’ll create something much more Pin-able than the recreation of another Pin!
OK, now that you know what NOT to do, how about learning what TO do? Check out my post with three wedding photography tips here!
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