A fun engagement session location is the new Guthrie Theater downtown Minneapolis. It is versatile, indoors or out, and provides a funky urban backdrop. The architecture of the space is amazing. The Guthrie provides a good alternative to some of the more popular engagement session locations. Also, it is close to the stone arch bridge, Mill City Museum and Gold Medal park, which make for great backdrops as well!
Make sure that you connect with your photographer. The more comfortable you are with them, the better your photos will be.
When shopping for a photographer, ask what the package includes. Not all packages are created equal and that can vary the price by hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.
Everyone should have a finished album to show off their beautiful photos and to relive every moment from their big day. Albums come in a wide range of styles and colors, as well as prices. If your package doesnÃt include an album up front, expect to spend $1,000 or more after your wedding on a professional finished album.
Tear out photos from magazines or print pictures from online of different shots you like. It will help your photographer get a feel for your style and what types of shots you prefer. Additionally, your photographer can re-create any photo you find with you on your wedding day.
More things to consider.
How do I look natural in my portraits?
Historically the portrait portion of the wedding day is not
something couples look forward to. Posed portraits can look stiff
and uncomfortable and they take up precious time on the wedding day. The biggest factor in
fun and effortless portraits is the relationship you have with your
photographer. Spending time getting to know him/her prior to
your wedding day will help you feel more comfortable resulting in a quicker posed session.
A few tips for natural and effortless wedding portraits are included below:
1. Relax! Have fun and laugh.
Laughing increases your circulation making you feel and look good. Take breaks if you feel yourself getting tense or tired.
2. Plan ahead.
Talk with your photographer to establish your portrait list. On the day of your
wedding, this list will provide structure, order and make the portraits go smoother and faster.
You will be at ease knowing that every shot will be captured and no family member will be missed.
3. Go outdoors.
The great outdoors is a great setting for your
portraits. Natural light eliminates the need for huge lights that can be intimidating
Are they a professional?
Today it seems like anyone with a digital
camera thinks they are a professional
photographer, but that simply isn't the
case. A professional photographer
needs professional equipment.
A professional grade camera usually
starts around $2,000. Add in lenses,
lighting gear, memory cards and other
items, and professional equipment is
a significant financial investment. But
without all of this, your photographer
cannot capture high quality photos of
Do you know what makes a great photographer?
Training and equipment, although important, are only two components of
an exceptional photographer. A truly talented photographer makes sure that
your photos reflect you.
You need to feel comfortable and
confident working with him/her. If you
are uncomfortable it will show in your
photos. Your photographer is with you all
day; find someone you trust.
Do they have a profile that allows your to express your desires?
With every Bellagala service, you get Bellagala's unique style coupled with convenience.
Only with Bellagala do you find such detailed
questionnaires, which ultimately turn weddings
into well orchestrated events.
Our Photography Profile helps your photogra-
pher get to know you and your style better, as
well as understand all the details of your day.
To see the complete Photography Profile, visit:
Photography is the art of light; your
photographer must be a master of any
lighting situation. He/she must have the
technical know-how to adjust to every
lighting change throughout the day.
All Bellagala photographers have
extensive training and must meet our
rigorous standards before being hired.
Many continue to take courses and seminars
to stay current on the latest techniques and
Did you know?
Bellagala's full time color correction specialists individually review more than 150,000 photos each year.
This extra step is one commonly skipped by amateur and professional photographers alike, but makes a big difference in the quality of your images.
What are the top 5 reasons to choose Bellagala Photography?
- Extraordinary Photographers
- Our signature looks are one-of-a-kind and stunning.
- Reliable backup staff and data storage
- Exquisite Italian album comes standard with Associate and Lead ($1,500 Value)
- Cutting edge online resources