dress picture question

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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5 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@TrousseauHorse:  

 

There will definitely be a difference between a phone pic & a professional pic. 

 

That being said, when shopping around for your photographer – pay attention to the dresses in their photos. Some photographers are more experienced than others and can handle lighting better than others. It’s all about the lighting when bringing out details in dresses.  

 

You shouldn’t ask what dress details will photograph well, your question should be which photographer will capture my dress details the best.

 

Also keep in mind some modern photography styles really favors the “blown out” dreamy look – while that can be beautiful you will sometimes lose the details of the dress. 

 

As well, always always ask to see a full wedding from start to end from a photographer – Maybe even 2-3. Some times photographers will put their best work on their website portfolio but are not consistent throughout the day. 

 

If you hire the right photographer & make sure they know that let’s say the “sequins” of your dress are super important to you – they will definitely show up in the photos & look fabulous.

 

I’m a photographer, so I’m speaking from experience – Hope this helps!

 

Post # 5
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5 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@TrousseauHorse:  

Nothing is impossible to photograph! Just make sure to comunicate with your photographer that a specific detail – or that the deatils in general on your dress are very important to you. So they will pay particular attention to them when shooting.

Note sure why the dresses on designers pics don’t look that great – do you have examples?

 

Post # 6
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4876 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly, aterations are KEY. As a photographer, I can’t make an ill fitting dress look good. I can do my best to minimize the bad aspects but at the end of the day, it is what it is. It’s like the saying “a good photographer can make a cheap dress amazing, and a bad photographer can make an expensive dress look like crap”.

A bad (or no) alterations job can take an expensive gown and make it look like crap. I think the biggest thing is to make sure your dress fits and hangs nicely on you. I personally, from a photograhpers perspective, hate strapless dresses. I find that more often than not people do not have them properly fitted. Back fat beware! On top of that, they never seem to sit where they should, created a line or “crease” right under the breasts, and brides spend the whole day pulling their dressup. 

Right now I’m loving the trend of the lace dresses with straps and keyhole backs. I hope the style sticks around for a while because it’s so flattering. As a 38D bride, the biggest thing I can stress is find a dress that compliments your body style.

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