When we retouch, we say to our clients, "You're better this way." "You're better with a flatter tummy." "You're better with skinnier arms." "You're better with a rounder bum." "You're better without that scar." Who do we think we are?
Many people consider their wedding albums a priceless souvenir from the greatest day of their lives, and here I talk with Philadelphia photographer Richard Barnes about how brides can get the most out of their photographer on their wedding day.
The photo isn't about the thing you see. It's about what others missed seeing in that moment that they ought to not miss. Don't create your wedding or its moments for the photos' sake. The photos should be created for the wedding's sake.
Of all the things you spend money on for your wedding, your wedding photographs are the ONLY thing that will increase in value over time. As the years pass, you'll be more and more glad that you have them.
After the wedding is over, all the bride is going to have, other than her new spouse, are the pictures. So, choosing a photographer is a very important decision and the couple should take care and caution.
What's a bride to do to ensure that the day goes as planned and a month from now, when the wedding is just a fading memory, her pictures tell the fairy-tale dream in all its glory? Hire the right photographer!