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Bad Wedding Photos?

Bad Wedding Photos?

It is your big day and you don’t get a do-over if things don’t go right.  With just one chance to experience your wedding day, you’ll undoubtedly want to ensure that you get great video and photos so you can always recall the best moments.  Unfortunately, not all brides and grooms get the photos that they hope for.  Bad lighting in churches or other venues can make it especially challenging for photographers to get something worthy of your wedding album.  However, there are ways that you can ensure that you get pictures you’ll want to look at over and over again throughout your years together.  There are also ways to make the most of not-so-great photos.

Go Pro Your cousin, uncle, or best friend may show some talent with a camera, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she is the best pick for your wedding day photographer.  If you want to keep the peace, consider inviting that person to shoot some pictures at the rehearsal dinner event.  For the big day, it is best to choose a photographer who is highly familiar with capturing weddings on film.  There is a lot of movement and lighting considerations that weigh in when photographing a wedding ceremony.  These are things that an amateur may not be prepared to deal with.

Bad Photos or Bad Self-Image? As human beings, we are often very critical of ourselves.  Are they really bad photos or are you just picking out everything that you don’t consider perfect about yourself?  If it is the latter, you can’t exactly blame the photographer.

Recreate the Look You can’t have a do-over of the day, but there is nothing that says you can’t get dressed up again to capture a few shots of yourself, your spouse, and even the bridal party.  If the photos are truly horrible, then it may be worth asking the photographer for another chance to get them right.

Photoshop There is a lot that can be done with photo correction software these days.  If you don’t know how to doctor photos yourself, ask around until you find someone who does have experience doing so.  Changing the lighting, contrast, color balance, exposure and other such variables can make a big difference and may just fix the photo problem.

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