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What You Need To Know About Planning Your Photos When Using a Tent

- Wednesday, October 08, 2014

You've anticipated the date for months and months, planning your wedding right down to the last detail. You've rented your outdoor tent from Total Events and arranged for a lovely atmosphere.

One of the best ways to set the right ambiance is to incorporate lighting and color. Lighting can help draw attention to special features, such as the dance floor, wedding cake or your wedding party’s table. But it will also cast shadows, particularly if you’re having a nighttime reception, and this needs to be taken into account.

Be sure to plan ahead for the special lighting in your outdoor tent and how it will affect your wedding and reception photos!

Here are 4 Tips for Ensuring Your Photos Won’t Be Overshadowed by Your Lighting:
  1. Talk to your photographer about your venue, including the size and set-up of your tent(s), number of guests, seating, etc.
  2. Ask to see portfolio photos of weddings and receptions that took place in similar surroundings.
  3. Discuss the use of flash photographer with your vendor. While amassing a beautiful collection of photos is your end goal, you may not want flashes going off in your guests’ faces during the reception.
  4. Have Total Events and your photographer connect to discuss how to best work together to ensure the photos and the event lighting are both stunning!

We want to help make your wedding and reception perfect from start to finish. Call us today and let us know what you need for your outdoor event!