Each and every important event that happens in a person’s life should ideally be commemorated through portraits; because pictures, as the saying goes, can convey more than a thousand words. Through portraits, you’ll be able to remember just how it was that day, the people you were with and the relationships you had with them.
With all occasions, it’s weddings though that has an absolute need to be memorialized in portraits. After all, for most people, you only get married once so the event is incomparably special. If you are about to be married, do have a wedding portrait made of yourself, the more the merrier. And if you’re worried about what you should do and consider when it comes to wedding portraits, here are a few tips.
A wedding portrait done in real-time could take a few hours or even days to be made, depending on the want and skill of an artist. If you prefer to have your wedding portrait done in this fashion, you may be forced to do so after the wedding already. On the other hand, you could also try considering having your wedding portrait based on photos taken of the occasion. This could be more practical, albeit less romantic, as you would have a lot of poses to choose from.
Ideally, a wedding portrait contains only the figures of the bride and the groom. But remember, this is your wedding so it’s what you two want that counts. If you feel that you prefer a wedding portrait done of the whole family then by all means, do so.
If you opt to have your wedding portrait done with your family and/or friends, keep in mind that it would probably be best if you just have a photo of the whole group taken then give this to the artist.
Last but certainly not the least, it’s time to think about poses and settings. After all, these factors have great influence on how a portrait turns out. Naturally, if you’re willing to have your wedding portrait based on photos, you would have a wider selection of photos to choose from and more freedom when it comes to the settings.
A bride could have her picture taken just before she leaves her home, as she steps out of the car and so on. The two lovebirds may also opt to have the moment they released the doves crystallized for eternity. On the other hand, if you decide to have your wedding portrait done at the studio, you’ll be able to determine which pose for the two of you is better.
Just remember – it’s your special day and you need a special portrait to remember it by!
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