4 Things Brides Regret the Most about Their Wedding Photography

Just because most couples will tell you that their weddings were the best days of their lives don’t mean they don’t have regrets. Here, we share to you some of the biggest regrets of our brides here at Saiaf Films and what they would have done differently if they could go back and have a do-over.

Not Doing a First Look

Arguably one of the biggest regrets that brides have is opting out of a first look. We are a big fan of the ‘first look,’ and we’ll tell you why. For one, it offers you a moment of peace with your soon to be spouse. Consider foregoing the traditional idea that the groom shouldn’t see the bride before the ceremony—times have changed.

Secondly, a first look allows you to see each other, cry, laugh, maybe share a flask or even a tender hug before the wedding craziness begins. Spending just a few moments with your spouse leading up to the ceremony can relieve a lot of nerves and make you feel much more relaxed.

Third, the first look gives the three of us a few moments before the ceremony begins to grab some beautiful images. Not only shots of you seeing each other for the first time, but also some of your formal bride and groom portraits. This means that later on during the formal portrait session, we can really take our time and not feel rushed.

Not Booking Enough Hours

This is very common – brides will approach a Chicago Hindu Wedding Photographer wanting full coverage in a six-hour time frame. We cannot stress enough that six hours is not enough time to capture the day in its entirety. Whether it’s the getting ready portion, or the dancing towards the end of the reception, something will get cut off the list in order to accommodate the six-hour time frame. For most standard weddings, in order to cover everything from getting ready to the final dances, an eight to 10 hours of coverage will be required.

Not Hiring an Experienced Professional

We see this a lot in the wedding industry—couples book ‘their friend who has a really nice camera’ or ‘their uncle who shot a couple weddings back in the day.’ Your wedding is irreplaceable, and so are those moments. Please, do yourself a favor and hire somebody who is experienced.

The reality is, as a Chicago Most Affordable Hindu Wedding Videographer, we do a lot more than just take pretty pictures. We create and coordinate the entire timeline, we keep in constant contact with you, the bride and groom, to ensure everything is still rolling smoothly, we will carry the dress train, sometimes even primp the hair and makeup, engage in crowd control, wipe away tears, and oh so many other things.

Not Adding a Second Photographer

So, what exactly does it mean to have a second photographer? Contrary to popular belief, it does not mean hiring a completely different company to work alongside the main shooter. It actually means just adding a photographer to your package. The Chicago Most Affordable Hindu Wedding Photography you book usually has a list of other industry professionals who they often work alongside with at weddings, and the cost is usually pretty low—typically amounting to a small percentage of the original package. Keep in mind everyone’s prices will vary, but it is quite affordable considering the benefits that a second shooter offers.