Wedding Dress Details & Great Photography
What ever you have been told by guides written on how to hire a photographer are somewhat right.
However most of them don't tell you what to look for. There are many photographers out there that you cannot see any details in the wedding dress and black suits.
Its hard to shoot weddings because the white dress reflects so much light back. Some people think that its a popular style. We know that it is usually a inexperienced photographer who hasn't learned how to control the camera yet.
Its a good rule of thumb when choosing your professionals to look at the images on their website.
If there more than 3 shots of the bride (in one photo shoot) with the wedding dress blown out (can't see any detail of the fabric or embellishments on the dress) BEWARE. Photographers always show their best shots - so the majority of their shots in one shoot may look like that.
Blacks are also to be looked at in the shots. If your blacks are so black you cannot see same details mentioned above ... it means that the photographer had to darken the image because it was way too light.
There is a skill to shooting brides outside in the bright light. A skilled photographer will be able to over come the light using his knowledge of the camera and settings. He or She will also know how to set up the subjects for great posed shots and the best position for the camera to be in for candid shots.