As a professional photographer, I design beautiful wedding albums for my brides and grooms that tell the story of their wedding day, so that when they look through it in 10, 15 or 20 years, they can fully relive their wedding day.
I capture overall photos of what’s happening, close-up beautiful moments that happen throughout the day, and all the details that are so carefully arranged.
The idea of using pictures to tell a story isn’t reserved for weddings, and it certainly isn’t limited to just professionals.
Here’s a tip to help you improve the storytelling in your pictures. For any function, event, trip or any other story you want to tell through pictures, always try and get three types of photos:
When you focus on capturing each of these 3 types of photos, you will fully tell the story of what’s happening, who was there and what they were doing. When you look back at the photos from the event, function or trip, you’ll have a more complete story.
Until next time, happy shooting!
We have so much amazing technology available to us in our digital lifestyle but there are still some parts that deserve to be brought “offline”, such as pictures. Think about it for a minute — how romantic is it to sit behind a computer screen with your fiancé and look at your engagement pictures? Or how nostalgic is it to sit on the couch with your kids and a laptop to flick through family pictures? Not very.
Many consumers today wait months before finally printing their pictures, and so when they do print them, the “magic” of the moment is gone. That’s why I recommend printing your pictures frequently and in smaller batches. Here are the 5 benefits of printing often:
As we go through our day-to-day lives, remember to take lots of pictures and print them often!