Weddings in North/South Devon
What Makes a Good Wedding Photographer? Skills, Locations and People
Devon is one of the most picturesque and idyllic counties in England and is becoming increasingly popular with couples who are searching for that little extra something for the wedding-day location. North Devon and South Devon is host to a whole host of fantastic locations; gripping scenery, welcoming venues and that special Devonshire hospitality that Devonians are famous for. Whatever you are looking for; something old, something new, something borrowed or something blue: it’s important that your wedding photographer knows how to capture everything that makes your wedding day an event to remember forever.
Wedding photography is not simply about photographing a wedding day, it is much more. Having an experienced wedding photographer who knows their trade is a wholly greater advantage. The ability to communicate to others and carry out your wishes for your wedding day whilst making people feel relaxed is paramount. Successful snappers often talk with those they are picturing, distracting their attention away from the camera and making them feel inconspicuous, whilst having them remain centre stage. Although some shots need to be professionally composed, it is important to capture them as quickly as possible to allow for a non-hectic day. Being able to organise up to hundreds of people without appearing too forthright is very important. After all, people are there to enjoy themselves and your special day.
It is well known that North Devon and South Devon have some of the most fantastic locations for your wedding. You should feel confident that your camera man is capable of capturing everything that makes that location special. It could be the vintage style of Umberleigh or the crystal waters of Woolacombe Bay; the majestic South Hams Countryside or the luxurious Tunnels Beaches: whatever the reason you have chosen the location, your photographer should be able to take your ideas and transfer them perfectly to print.
Technical skills are an important part of a camera man’s repertoire. A wedding is a place full of emotions; tiny moments that truly reflect how people felt. Being able to capture the nuances, the glances, the facial expressions without intruding is key. Lighting at a wedding can sometimes prove a challenge. Without using a direct flash, I like to make the most of available light, complimenting the subject. Using shade and also bouncing light of walls can produce a better effect, creating contrast and an overall better mood.
Most importantly, it is what you want for your wedding. If you speak with your photographer, tell them what it is you require and how you want to have your photos taken; they should have the experience and skills necessary to get the most for your special day. Contact me today to have an informal chat; I’m happy to talk about any ideas you might have.