A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Gay Wedding Photography Advice

If a picture is worth a thousand words, let us tell you: you are going to have millions of words at the end of your gay wedding! Second to the collective memories of your wedding, your photos (and video, if you choose to have one) will be the most comprehensive and creative relics of your big day. Thus, finding – no! connecting with – the right gay wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make for your wedding.

It goes without saying that you first must love your photographer's style of photography. Is she more of a documentarian, capturing more spontaneous and unexpected shots? Or, do you appreciate more of his more posed and formal style to shooting? Either way, explore his or her portfolio to find images similar to the ones you'd like for your gay wedding.

But, more importantly, give your wedding photographer the opportunity to get to know you both and understand your vision for your wedding and the nature of your relationship. Think of going on a series of "power dates" with him or her to really get to know each other. Your photographer needs to see you at key moments during your wedding as much as be with you during the intimate ones, capturing all.

Any good gay wedding photographer will get the basic shots. So will your guests' countless smartphones But, a great photographer will find the intimate and quiet shots, especially if you've come to trust and love them.

Don’t be afraid to fall in love with your wedding photographer! And, don’t worry, he or she will be on to the next “threelationship” before you’re back from your honeymoon.

From choosing a gay wedding photographer to providing galleries of gay wedding photos to inspire you, MEN'S VOWS has your back every step of the way.