Tip 1 – This is the greatest day of your life, do not rely on 'Uncle Bob' to take your photo.

You may be lucky and have Yervant as your uncle, but most of us do not have the world's best wedding photographers as our uncle. When looking for a photographer to capture your wedding, ask them what kind of equipment they will use – whether they have backup equipment – do they have professional insurance?

Price can be a factor for many brides, but try not to skimp on your photography budget. After all, you only get one chance to have your wedding photographer. If you choose a photographer based purely on price, then you may be disappointed with the results.

Especially if this 'budget' photographer doesn't use professional gear, then your pictures will look like Uncle Bob took them. Instead, you can rely on professional photographers in Cairns from agencies like https://www.tulievephotography.com/. You are entitled to get the best picture – hire a pro who knows what they are doing, so you can relax.

Tip 2 – Engagement Session.

Many people ask me – 'what is an engagement session?'

Well, it's become a trend in recent years for brides and grooms to have a fun session with just the photographer at some point before their wedding. Not only does this produce some wonderful images of the couple in a 'non-wedding' environment, but it gives you a chance to get a feel for how your photographer will operate on the day. By knowing what to expect, you will be more relaxed and able to enjoy your wedding.

Tip 3 – Timing.

You'd be surprised how many couples do not know how long their ceremony will last. How long does it take to get a receipt from the church, what time will the receiving line start, how long will the bride's hair and make-up take to be done?

Once you have all the timings, add 10 minutes to each and you won't end up running around trying to catch up on the day. After the ceremony, this is less important, but it is vital for lead up.