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12 Experts Tips for Your Wedding from the Photographers at Gruber

April 2, 2019


At Gruber Photographers, we have a strong team of talented, unique photographers spanning across different photography styles and backgrounds. Our combined experience has allowed us to bring a cinematic approach to wedding photography, where our focus is telling your story the best we can. So let's hear from the team! Here are some expert tips - from the experts - for working with your wedding photographer:
Terry DeRoy Gruber
Terry: Take the stress out of the group photos by giving your photographer your list of combinations that has been approved by the two moms.
Tilly: Make sure the bridal/groom suite is clear of the majority of stuff for getting ready photos - lunch leftovers, bridal party bags etc. It’s going to make your photos look that much more polished and won’t cut into our time photographing if we don’t have to spend some time moving things out of the shot.
Zev: Hire a great Photographer. Someone that will move quickly, quietly and efficiently.  Let him or her take the lead when necessary.
Maike: Give yourself that extra bit of time in between to let moments happen. Moments which become memories flowing in the same speed as your wedding.
JJ: Don’t wear a watch -- let your planner take over the reigns.
Massimo: Great photography takes time. On a wedding, if events run late, that which gets cut down is the time you have for photos, so give yourself PLENTY of time.
Yuliya: This is YOUR day, B+G, but one way to make family included is to give them a voice in the photo choices. Let them tell you which aunt, niece, or overseas relative they want a photo ahead of time and avoid someone feeling left out of the wedding fun with the VIPs when everyone looks at the wedding album!
Jeremy: Once the posed photographs are over, ignore your photographer. Don’t catch his eye and stare into the camera.
Olga: My tip is how to balance between plan and improvisation. Most couples prefer to have a firm plan before they go for the shoot. As a photographer, I’ve been dealing with a lot of situations when a plan just didn’t work. And it is all about unpredictable details. For example, the weather immediately changed, or your favorite dress just got dirty, bad hair day, even despite you had it blown before the shoot, traffic, you are not in the mood, because your neighbors had a late and party last night, or you won a lottery... Yes, even this exciting thing can change the flow. So, even in these situations, photographers want to perform their best and it's all about how to deal with uncommon situations. This is all about improvisation. According to my experience, good improvisation is based on the big practice of a photographer but also there is another component. And it is trust. I would say collaboration and trust. 
Doris: Show your photographer who you are, what you want, and what you expect. Create a moodboard point out what you are after. On the wedding day, make sure you provide sentimental details, like your individual stationary, some little love letters or maybe even your handwritten vows!
Jill: My advice to any bride or groom would to relax and enjoy their wedding day! The more relaxed and comfortable you are with the photographer, the more genuine your wedding photos will be. Just be yourself and let the photographers do the work!
Michael: I recommend taking the time to meet with your photographer to go over expectations so that everyone is on the same page. Don’t assume the photographer knows what you want or like.
Interested in working with our team on your wedding day? Contact us today to learn more!

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