As photographers, we use a lot of terminology that you may not understand. This article is to help you get to know some of our terms in regard to your wedding photography.
Traditional – Traditional wedding photos are the standard portraits, poses, and events taken at weddings. These are the images that we get at every wedding, no matter what. For example, bride and groom standing side by side looking at the camera, or the exchanging of rings and kiss during the ceremony.
Details – Detail shots are just that – pictures of details, like the flowers, your rings, place settings, shoes, jewelry, etc.
Retouching – During our editing process, retouching is where we can remove blemishes and smooth out skin, minor adjustments, etc.
Cull – This is the process where we eliminate ‘bad’ or duplicate images before you get your proofs. A bad image would be one that is way too dark, bright, blurry, someone blinked, etc. We also take out similar images so you don’t have to look through a million of the same photo over and over again, leaving you only with the best shots.
Digital Images – We are digital photographers, meaning that we use memory cards instead of film. All of our images are loaded to a computer and we send you digital copies of the images via a disc or USB drive. They are not printed when they are delivered to you, but rather, you can take them to be printed at your lab preference.
Bridal Party – This includes your maid (or matron) of honor, best man, bridesmaids, groomsmen, ring bearer, flower girl, and ushers.
First Look – A first look is when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony in a private meeting while being photographed. The bride usually comes up behind the groom and taps him on the shoulder and they see each other for the first time then. This allows more time for photos, as you can do them before the ceremony and also gives you your own special, private moment.
Emi Memories focuses on shooting posed and candid shots.