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Photography Tips For Weddings or Vow Renewals

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Many couples set up a free crowdfunding account such as Plumfund to allow them to travel to and enjoy the destination of their choice.

With planning and the use of this free account to collect money and incidentals for your event, you can afford to include people that you love.

Hotels will often give discounts for groups traveling together as will some restaurants, travel companies, and activities.

 Moreover, ordering reasonably priced wedding jewelry has never been easier. There are websites where couples can design their own rings, then get samples in the mail. Like this, couples can find the perfect fit without having to leave their homes. ( Source: )

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Once you have decided on a destination, you should decide how you want to remember this event. Below are a few tips about the photography in unique places such as a tropical island.

  • Hire a Professional photographer

While you may take a great picture in your backyard and your brother-in-law nailed it at your cousin’s wedding in the chapel, to get the best pictures for this “one-time event” you want a pro.

A professional will have the correct equipment to get the best results. This includes (but is not limited to) special filters, lighting, different cameras, and tripods. Quality equipment makes the difference in a picture and a photograph.

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If you have invested a lot of time in the preparations – all the way from getting the perfect gown, the beautiful venue, a fun band, to the details such as a lavish candy buffet, you would want it remembered by impeccable photos.

  • Be aware of timing

Your photographer may request you be available at a particular time in order to get some great shots.

For example, the best time to capture the beauty of a tropical sunrise is ½ hour before sunrise.

A tropical sunset is best photographed ½ hour after sunset. Taking a photograph in the harsh, tropical sun is not easy. You must know how to filter it and how to use shadows in your favor. There are specific ways to photograph the stars.

If you want a photograph of the Milky Way, it will take a professional to capture it.

Pictures you take yourself

Of course, you and your guests will take pictures yourself while you are there. Here are a few tips to help you get the best shots.

  • Framing a picture is important. The frame needs to fit the subject. Photographing landscapes and natural sites should be framed horizontally. Photographing a person should be framed vertically.
  • Less is more. Avoid trying to get too much in the picture. Get closer to the item you are shooting and then get closer still. With photography, less is more.
  • Do not always have a centerpiece. Many people make the mistake of centering the picture around something or someone on every shot. Instead, look at your picture as 4 quadrants of the canvas. Try to get equal beauty in all four quadrants. This makes for a beautiful picture, regardless of the subject.

What to photograph

What you photograph depends on where you travel to, of course. Staying with our theme of tropical islands, you would look for the unique beauty afforded to that location. You should photograph:

  • Waterfalls
  • Volcanos
  • Natural beaches
  • The sea
  • The stars
  • Activities such as luaus
  • Flower farms
  • Landmarks
  • Guests
  • Friends you meet on your journey

Photography is a big part of your special day. Take your time to get a professional and to allow him or her to do what they do best. Let them be in control and follow their lead. Your reward will be a lifetime of memories in vivid and beautiful color.

Author Bio

Wendy Dessler

Wendy is a super-connector with and who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.