Many important events take place in a person’s life and they can be ideally be commemorated through portraits as pictures, can convey more than a thousand words. It is through the medium of portraits that you will be able to remember just how it was on that particular occasion, the people you were with and the relationships you have had with them.
Of all occasions, it is the wedding which should be memorialized in portraits. After all, you only get married once so this particular event is incomparably special. If you are about to married, do think of having a wedding portrait made of yourself, the more the merrier. However, if you are considering what you should do and think of when it comes to wedding portraits, here are a few tips.
A wedding portrait which is done in real-time would take several days to be completed, depending on the skills of an artist. If you wish to have your wedding portrait done in this way, you may be forced to do this only after the wedding. You can also try considering having your wedding portrait based on photos taken on the occasion. This could be more practical, though less romantic, as you would have a lot of poses to choose from.
It should however be remembered that a wedding portrait contains only the figures of the bride and the groom. Since this is your wedding so it's what you two want that counts. If you feel that you want to have a wedding portrait done of the whole family then you should really go ahead and have it made.
For example, a bride could have her picture taken minutes before she leaves her home or as she steps out of the car etc. You can request the two lovebirds to have the moment they released the doves crystallized for eternity. If you have decided to have your wedding portrait done at the studio, you will be able to determine which pose for the two of you is better.
Many of the expert photographers require two to three hours of shooting time before the ceremony. You should make sure that all your arrangements of flowers are ready and everybody is dressed. This will enable you to enjoy the photographic session.
You should also consider about poses and settings. These factors indeed have a great influence on how a portrait turns out. Naturally, if you're willing to have your wedding portrait done via photos, you would have a wider selection of photos to choose from and more freedom of choice when it comes to the settings.
Just remember - it's your special day and you need a special portrait to remember it by!
You should keep in mind that if you have any particular requests for example that of an extra location for some portraits of the Bride and Groom extra time should be allowed for travel, set up and shooting. If you give your photographer that extra time to do their job, you will have a wonderful experience and photographs to last a lifetime.