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5 Things You Should Trust Your Wedding Photographer With / Jonesboro, AR Wedding Photographer

Trust is the key ingredient to any relationship, and this is true for the relationship you have with your wedding photographer! There's a reason you chose them to capture the most important day of your life. While you may have a vision of how you want some of your images to turn out, for the most part, you are going to have to put a lot of trust in your photographer. Trusting your photographer a little more in these main areas will not only result in better images for you to remember your big day by, but will also relieve you of some stress!


Wedding at Harmony Gardens in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Bridesmaids are in maroon dresses and holding their bouquets from Southern Style Florist in the air. Groomsmen are showing off their silly socks that they chose to wear on the wedding day. Bride and groom are kissing. Jonesboro, AR Photographers. Jonesboro, AR photographer

1. Choosing the Location of the Shot

You wedding photographer will have taken the time to familiarize themselves with your reception location or areas around your ceremony site to find the best places to photograph. They'll know where gets the best light and where the best scenery is.


Arkansas wedding where bride leans onto groom on an antique blue car. Bouquet is laying on the ground. Jonesboro, AR Photographers. Jonesboro, AR photographer

2. Time of Day to Shoot

Lighting is key to creating beautiful images and using the natural light of the sun will produce the best lighting setting but that doesn't mean any time of the day will give you the same results. Your photographer will know what time of day will be best to take those gorgeous outdoor shots that won't leave harsh shadows on your face or when to sneak outside to take some night-inspired shots.


Wedding in the woods in Tennessee. Bride is leaning against groom for wedding pose. Bride is holding bouquet upside down. Jonesboro, AR Photographers. Jonesboro, AR photographer

3. Poses

Trust your photographer to know what pose is the most flattering for you. They can see how the light is illuminating you and what is in the background. While some photographers will take into consideration your posing ideas, try not to be offended if they (kindly) shoot down some of your ideas... after all, you don't want it to look like those plants in your background are growing out of your head! (ha!) Most times you'll be working with limited time and light, and you don't want to waste much of either on your big day.


Wedding at Stan Jones Lodge in Arkansas. Bride and groom are hugging and kissing and groom is holding the bouquet of roses. The bride's veil is blowing in the wind. Jonesboro, AR Photographers. Jonesboro, AR photographer

4. Editing Your Photos

Trust your photographer’s creative eye during the editing process. They will know which images will look best in black and white, color, cropped, etc. The editing process is a part of their style and this is one of the reasons you hired them. Trust them to use their skills to make each image stunning.


Bride and groom are exiting their wedding in a bubble exit at the methodist church wedding in Jonesboro, Arkansas on main street. Bride and groom are smiling and holding onto each other. Guests are blowing bubbles to celebrate their marriage.

5. Handling Printing Your Photos

Your photographer knows where to get prints made and probably has a long-term relationship with a reputable printing company. The worst thing you can do is have a stunning image, order a large print, and then and find the colors are off, the image is blurred or it simply looks dull. Knowing where to get your prints made, what size they should be done in, and which ones will look best in your albums, wall art or thank you cards is part of the package you get when you hire a professional photographer. Trust them and listen to what they think will look best!