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5 Ways to Ruin Your Wedding Photos – tips for the Bride

It’s one of the most important days of your life! Your Wedding Day. Here are 5 things not to do to ensure your photos are as beautiful as the Wedding Day!

1. Hiring Your Cousin

Asking your sister, cousin or neighbor take your photos because they’re free or less expensive is a big mistake. Photography is much more than snapping a picture. Spend time researching and finding a photographer that fits your style. Bottom line: you get what you pay for.

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2. Expecting Quick Turnaround

Professional photographers spend hours importing, exporting, organizing and digitally editing your photos. Don’t expect your digital photo session to be ready overnight, be clear with your photographer as to what your needs are and any deadlines before you begin.

3. Poor Communication

Your wedding day will move quickly. Avoid regrets by planning ahead with your photographer who you’d like photos with to be sure you don’t forget anyone. Photoshop can’t do it all, be photo ready by removing cell phones from pockets, lanyards, sunglasses and objects that distract.

4. Losing or Corrupting Digital Files

It happens. 90% of Photographers now send download links of photo sessions with an online cloud based platform like Pixieset, Shootproof, or Passgallery. Unless your photographer provides prints, it’s up to you to do something with your photos. Download all of the images to your computer, print and back them up! These files are big. Downloading the full photo session to your phone will take up a large amount of storage space. Do not use social media as backup, they will automatically be compressed for web and social viewing.

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5. Pixelated Prints

Photos from email, text, facebook, instagram or (gasp!) a screen shot will print grainy and pixelated. When printing photos, always use the original high resolution file. Our online ordering system will give you a warning if your photo is low resolution, and we’re always available to help.

This article can be found in the 2019 Utah Valley Bride Magazine  wedding photos