We have so many questions
At this stage of the wedding planning and organisation you are probably looking for answers to many questions. We wish to hear them all, as well as all your creative plans! Our answers, tips, suggestions will be given from the point of view of producing the best possible photos and videos. The light, the event timing, your outfit, a relaxed atmosphere, the venue, the details – all of them impact the final impression of the images and videos. We are glad to discuss the type of photography you find attractive, that inspires you, so that we can explain what contributed to their creation and plan to achieve a similar impression. For example, a couple may like photos with nice, soft declining light, but they are planning a noon photo session, when it is not possible to achieve it.
Do you do destination weddings?
With great pleasure! Destination weddings are special and very dear to us. The bride and the groom, their families and friends embark on an adventure together, enjoying the journey, the relaxation and beautiful venues. We know from our first-hand experience that everybody is happy, easy-going and ready to have fun at any time – which is a perfect recipe for wonderful photos and videos.
Can we meet before the wedding?
Certainly, if it is possible; if not, we can use skype, email or phone.
How do we book you?
This is a very simple step. Once you have decided to book us, we send you an agreement with all the details we have discussed, as well as our conditions and terms. When you have studied it properly, you pay in the advance, and as soon as we receive it, the date is yours.
What is your style of photography
Ours is fine art documentary style. Documentary style approach enables us to capture spontaneous, candid moments when you are not even aware of our presence.
Fine art style is our way of doing things – artistically beautiful, emotional and interesting photographs and films.
This does not imply that we never stage a scene or change something in it, we do, as our primary goal is to create something lovely, filled with emotion, intriguing, candid.
Creative portraits of the bride and groom are a special photo category. The “fine art” from the heading is not prominent in this type of photography as we will set them against a carefully chosen location, background, or light…
Provided that you let us organise such a session in the part of day that provides “photographic” light, you can be certain you will get magical and wonderfully beautiful images.
How do you take and process photographs, do you shoot digital or film (analogue)?
We like using the best from the both worlds – cutting-edge digital technology enables us to work even in the most difficult conditions, whereas in the final processing we like colours, warmth and spontaneity typical of analogue photography; nevertheless, we do not overdo the vintage impression or add noise to photos, although we are open to your suggestions and wishes.
As we print photo books, we need to have very high criteria in processing photographs to ensure the final product’s consistent quality on various devices as well as on paper.
Music selection and video editing style
Regarding movies, it is essential to choose the right background music. We are open to your suggestions; however, the final selection will be ours. Frequently, it takes much more time to find the right music than to edit the video spot itself. The chemistry between the scenes and the music, its rhythm, its dynamics… We edit the video so that the documentary parts take turns with those parts which have a musical background.
Photo session – what is the best time, will you choose a pose for us?
A few tips how to make our photo shooting as productive and successful as possible: the ultimate goal is to capture the emotions and chemistry between the two of you. That is your part of the job 🙂 Sometimes it happens that we are looking for the best angle, frame, light, etc…, convinced that you are having a wonderful time together, but one of the pair is impatiently looking at the watch, simply unable to relax with all the excitement, and can hardly wait for the session to be over. Well, in that case, we lose the magic between the two of you in the pictures.
In short: try to use the time of the photo session for your mutual interaction, for the topics that make you laugh, that you enjoy, that bring you close together, embrace each other, kiss as you always do, so that it is easy for you to identify with the images and so that we produce as many candid ones as possible and as few staged ones as possible.
Ambient light is one of the most important elements in your wedding day photographs. We encourage our clients to try and maximize time for photo shooting in the golden hour, the time before sunset when the light looks most amazing. We can calculate the golden hour on your wedding day.
Our general tips for achieving the best possible photographs
Carefully choose an outfit that reflects your personality. Relax and enjoy every moment of your special day, as your mood is very visible in photos and videos. Family and group portraits require special attention as they are especially important to you. They do not take long, but it is a good idea to arrange in advance when we are going to take them and inform the family of the exact time. We recommend that you select a person (a sister, bridesmaid, brother, wedding planner) who will be in charge of group portraits, so that we can be as fast and efficient as possible and so that you do not waste time looking for your family members or guests.
As regards candid photos of the family and guests, we devote them a lot of attention, but it is simply impossible to capture everyone, especially if you have a big wedding. We are always at the focus of the event, but not all the guests are. Some of them do not want to be, some do not even want to be photographed, which is OK. The beauty of a venue also contributes to the overall impression of your photo gallery.
Should we do an engagement session?
Since engagement is a brief, but beautiful, relaxed, exciting period in a couple’s life, it is nice to capture it in photos. You are free, you can go wherever you wish – choose a venue that is special for you, or completely new to you, maybe a bit crazy, and we’ll meet you there at the crack of dawn or at sunset – as the light is then at its most beautiful, promising top quality photographs, without any pressure or hassle. Such freedom will not be there on your wedding day, when you are the centre of attention, when all the eyes are on you, and when you can afford only 30 to 60 minutes for a photo session and when you need to have it at a location nearby the main venue. If you decide to have an engagement session, wear the clothes you usually wear, let your hair be as it usually is, avoid excessive makeup, be your usual selves, as that is the point of engagement photography.