A wedding is a landmark event in the lives of the couple getting married. An event where two people commit to loving and taking care of each other for as long as they’re together is bound to have powerful memories attached to the celebration. So, it only makes sense to want to capture them forever in the form of beautiful and striking photographs that showcase the happiness and connection they share.

That said, there can often be a lot of confusion surrounding wedding photography, including a lot of myths surrounding it. The subject of this blog post is to bust some popular myths and mistaken ideas about wedding photography. So, let’s get right into it.

Myth 1: You Need to Provide a Shot List to My Photographer

While this may seem like a good idea and some magazines or blogs may even recommend it, planned shot lists hardly ever work out the way you want them to. Hiring a wedding photographer should be based on their style and skills. Providing a list of photographs may hamper their creativity and work against you.

Myth 2: Candid/Documentary-Style Photographers Don’t Take Formal Portraits

Yes, candid photographs are beautiful and tend to capture the essence and feel of the moment far better than posed photographs. However, many people seem to be of the opinion that candid photographers don’t take formal and family portraits, which is frankly untrue. Candid wedding photographers take a combination of candid photos and posed photos, including family portraits.

Myth 3: The Quality of the Photographs Depends on the Equipment

While the camera and equipment do play a part in the quality of photographs, knowledge, skill, and experience of the equipment and experience using it for weddings are what really matter. A good camera and good equipment only enhance what a skilled wedding photographer can do.

A bride and groom on their wedding day.

Myth 4: Wedding Photos Only Look Great at Great Locations

Sure, everyone wants good environmental shots of their wedding, but the people, the moments, and the celebrations are what matter the most. A good wedding photographer will be able to capture evocative and striking photos of the couple, their families, and their guests, even if the location isn’t the one you hoped for.

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