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Every category is packed with beautiful high resolution images, videos, a detailed business description of what they offer and full contact details including social media links. Shortlist those you love to keep track of notes about them, and use the enquiry form to quickly fire out requests for quotes.
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Our Wedding Showcase is a beautifully curated showcase of real Wellington weddings, designed to inspire you as well as giving you a first-hand look at what various venues, photographers and other suppliers can do.
We update the Wedding Showcase quarterly with the city's most beautiful weddings. Every showcase features 50 - 80 gorgeous professionally shot photographs, as well as comprehensive details on every aspect of each wedding - How We Met, Our Wedding Style, The Dress, Hair & Makeup, The Ceremony, The Reception and Advice for Brides To Be.
At the bottom of each showcase, you'll find contact details for all Wellington Weddings vendors featured.
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By Woolf Photography and Luke Ellery
Everyone wants a piece of the bride's time on her wedding day, so it's easy, amidst the chaos, to miss the glow on the flowers, or the expression on your father's face as your husband sees you for the first time. Those are the little magic moments that a photographer can capture while you’re busy being fabulous. Booking a photographer needs to be a priority when planning your wedding day! Here are 5 tips that will help you decide what’s important when it comes to wedding photography.
1/ Meet with your photographer over coffee – more than once
Your photographer can act as a fantastic sounding board for you as you proceed through your wedding plans. The more they know about how you see the day panning out, the better equipped they will be to ensure everything you want to be captured, will be. Tell them about your family, your guests. Tell them what personality combinations there are likely to be on the day e.g. “Aunt Martha is a hard-case, Uncle Arthur is very shy but has a sweet smile, and little Sophie - the flower girl - she’s a performer and one to watch!”
2/ Have an engagement photo-shoot
This is a great opportunity for your photographer to get to know you and your partner before the big day. It’s a more relaxed environment and you don't have an audience, so you can be yourself, be in love. Don't be afraid to talk with your photographer: share your fears, aspirations and the love you have for each other.
3/ Organise for your photographer to Scout the location in advance
From this, they can identify the hero shots and perhaps discover some little gem no one else has thought about! This will give them an idea of the lighting of the space, so they can plan! It is even better if they can go to the location at roughly the same time as your wedding would be taking place, then there should be no surprises on the day!
4/ Write a key shot list guide for your photographer
This will help ensure that all the details are covered on the day. Sometimes it can be difficult to stick to this 100%, but at least it gets you and your partner thinking of all the contingencies, so that you don't miss anyone out (like someone who may have come from overseas especially for the occasion!) Some ideas for this can be:
5/ Don’t forget it’s YOUR special day
Remember to have fun and enjoy your day. There is only so much that is within your control. When the time comes, just let the pros do their thing and trust that your day will be perfect. Photographers are trained to deal with all contingencies: they are very capable problem-solvers, diplomats, and entertainers. So you can just sit back… and smile!
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