There’s something special about outdoor weddings. Not only do you get to take advantage of the natural beauty of the landscape and scenery, but you can also stage a larger event that includes more of your favorite people, and you have the opportunity to get some amazing wedding shots.
When it comes to your outdoor Austin wedding photography, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.
You need to make sure you and your photographer are very aware of the lighting. This will be especially important during the ceremony, when there’s a limited amount of time to capture those important shots. You need to make sure there’s a place where the photographer can stand to get the best shots, from multiple angles, where they don’t also have to deal with tricky environmental lighting situations.
If there are certain shots you really want, you may have to redo scheduling so that you can have the picture taken at a specific time so the shadows and light amount won’t be a problem. The worst time of the day for outdoor Austin wedding photography will be high noon, when shadows are the longest and sunlight too intense.
It will be difficult to tell exactly what the lighting will be like on the big day, so you want to make sure you have selected a photographer who’s willing to bring extra lights and different lenses if necessary. If the lighting’s going to be really bad, or the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might want to have a backup date in mind when the wedding party can get dressed up again and have the wedding photos shot.
Movement can make some photos more attractive, and others can look blurry. If you’re going to be wearing a dress that is made out of light material that will swirl in the breeze, you need to give your photographer a heads up, so they can make adjustments.
Before you start posing for your wedding photographs, you need to make sure your makeup is the right style for outdoors photography. The great thing about digital photography is that you can do a couple of quick test shots to make sure your makeup looks fantastic.
Every couple has some photos that they really want. Make plans to meet with the photographer and explain any special request ahead of time. You can’t expect the photographer to read your mind. Good communication and advanced planning is the key to good wedding photography.