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If you’ve just gotten engaged, congratulations! But where do you start when it comes to planning the wedding? It can be overwhelming to know what to do when you’re newly engaged, but worry not! We’ve consulted some of the top wedding photographers on Bidvine to learn about hiring a wedding photographer. So, if you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your upcoming wedding, you simply have to read this post!
In this post, we’ll share a bit of each pro’s post and link to the post if you’d like to read the rest. These pros know what they’re talking about, so we bet you’ll want to read each of their posts! If you’re ready to hire a wedding photographer, click the button below to get started:
Read on to find some top advice and answers to your questions from wedding photographers on Bidvine:
Best Wedding Photography Tips for Brides and Grooms
When you’re planning a wedding, it’s important to consider the comfort of your wedding photographer or videographer. Like any other guest, they need a meal and time to prepare for the big day.
In his pro post, Bidvine pro Adrian Cottrell of Peterborough Wedding Photographers gave us his top tips for brides and grooms hiring a wedding photographer. In addition to taking care of your photographer, he suggests that you wear in your shoes before the big day and meet with your photographer at your venue.
Check out Adrian’s pro post here.
Top Wedding Photography Advice for Brides and Grooms
You may think that price is the only variable between wedding photographers, but that’s not true. When you’re looking for a photographer, there are more things you should consider before clicking “hire”. You should ask to see their portfolio, check their references, and more. You also want to make sure they’re insured in case anything happens to them, their equipment, or anyone at your wedding.
Tips for Choosing an Expert Wedding Photographer in 2017
Looking for a wedding photographer can be overwhelming, especially when you’re not sure what you should be looking for. Before you hire a wedding photographer, you should peruse the internet or your friends’ wedding albums to find what you like. There are many styles of wedding photography out there, and your preferred style will ultimately help you choose the right pro.
How to Get the Best Photos of Your Wedding Day
Are you nervous about how you’ll look on your wedding day? In her pro post, Martine Xerri of Martine Photography shared her advice for brides and grooms on how to get the best photos of your wedding day. She knows that everyone has something they’re self-conscious about, and she knows how to work with that fact.
Spoiler alert: getting the best photos starts with hiring a professional wedding photographer. Professional wedding photographers know how to make the most of any situation, so keep this in mind when you’re looking for a wedding photographer.
If you’re interested in reading more from Martine, check out her pro post. We’re sure you’ll find her advice valuable.
Keep These Tips in Mind When You’re Looking for a Wedding Photographer
When you’re looking for a wedding photographer, it can be easy to lose sight of your end goal. Of course, you want to secure a reasonable price and continue planning your wedding. But, at the end of the day, you want to have beautiful photos of your wedding that will last for the rest of your life.
Hiring a photographer isn’t just about price, it’s also about finding a pro that you get along with and whose style matches yours. You should look at their portfolio and get together with them before you hire them to get a good feel for their skills. It’s also important to read their past reviews and see how they’re rated on Bidvine before you make a final decision.
If you’re looking for a wedding photographer, you should read this pro post from Charlotte Baladi of Charlotte Baladi Photography. In her pro post, Charlotte shared her top tips for you to keep in mind when you’re looking for a wedding photographer.
Why is Having a Wedding Album Important?
With the growing focus on sharing photos over the web (did someone say Instagram?), it’s not hard to forget about wedding albums. But if you really want to preserve your wedding memories for a lifetime, a wedding album is the way to go.
When you’re looking for a wedding photographer, remember to ask about how you’ll receive your photos. Many photographers offer wedding album packages, but there are some that only offer digital photos.
Michal Ufniak of Ufniak Photography knows that having a wedding album is important, and he told us why in his pro post. Check out his pro post to learn more about why having a wedding album will help you remember your big day for years to come.
Why Should I Hire a Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist?
You may be tempted to forgo hiring a professional hairstylist or makeup artist for your wedding, but you shouldn’t! Remember that you only get married once and you need to make the most of your special day. Spending the whole morning stressing about your makeup and hair doesn’t sound very fun, does it?
To really make your wedding photos pop, hiring a professional hair and makeup artist is a must. They’ll transform your wedding look and relieve your stress about your appearance. In her pro post, Lorna Kings of Story Hair and Makeup suggested that you set up a trial with your hair and makeup artist before your wedding day, and we couldn’t agree more!
Would you like to learn more about hiring a wedding hair and makeup artist? Read Lorna’s pro post here and get inspired!
What Should I Expect From a Modern Wedding Photographer?
When you get engaged, you’re sure to be bombarded with advice from older friends and family members. While a lot of it is valuable, wedding photography has changed a great deal in the past few decades. Even in the past five years, the art of wedding photography has changed to fit the evolving tastes of couples looking to capture their big day.
So, when you’re looking for a wedding photographer, you should know what to look for in a modern pro. In her pro post, Venetia Ingram of V Photography gave us some insight into hiring a modern wedding photographer.
Why Should I Invest in Wedding Photography?
We all know that weddings can be quite expensive, so you may want to save a few quid and ask a friend to photograph your wedding. This may seem like a good idea in the short term, but you don’t want to look back and your wedding photos and have regrets.
When you consider the fact that your wedding photography often costs less than your dress or your venue hire, what’s stopping you from investing in a professional photographer? In his pro post, Jeffrey James of Jeffrey James Photography shared his reasons why it’s important to invest in wedding photography.
How Can I Make the Most of my Wedding Photos?
It can be hard to know how to make the most of your wedding photos. Should you stick to digital photos? What about a traditional wedding album? Who should you include in your wedding photos? What if you’re not splashing out for a fancy location? How can a photographer make your photos beautiful with a less photogenic setting?
In his pro post, Thom Jones of Image Photography answered these questions and more! Check out his pro post to read his answers to some of our top questions about making the most of your wedding photos.
Why Should I Bring My Wedding Photographer to my Wedding Venue?
At Bidvine, we know that you want your wedding day to go as smoothly as possible. But how is that going to happen if you’re scrambling to find a spot at your venue large enough to take group photos? It’s important to visit your wedding venue ahead of time with your photographer and take some test photos so that they can get a feel for what you’re looking for.
When you meet with your photographer before your wedding day, you’ll be able to relax and get to know them while touring your venue and preparing for the big day. How perfect is that?
Edwin Louis of Edwin Louis Film shared his thoughts on the subject in his pro post, so be sure to read it! We’re sure you’ll enjoy learning about the importance of visiting your venue with your photographer before your wedding day.
Clear Answers to Your Top Questions on Wedding Photography
Bidvine pro Stephen Catcheside of Ketch 22 Photography recently answered some of our top questions on wedding photography. We asked him about hiring the best photographer, the key questions you should ask potential photographers, and why hiring a pro is important.
Stephen told us that these are the most important questions to ask your potential wedding photographers:
Are you a full-time professional photographer?
How many years of experience do you have?
Are you a member of a professional photography body?
To learn about why he says these questions are important, as well as his answers to our top questions, check out his pro post!
How Can I Tell my Wedding Story Through Photos?
When you look back at your wedding day, what do you want to remember? Would you rather remember the day in fondness, or look back and regret not having photos of it? We bet you’d rather remember it with fondness, which is why it’s important that you hire a professional photographer to tell the story of your big day.
In his pro post, Kenneth Dauris of A1 Images Aylesbury answered our questions about wedding photography, including:
How do I book the best photographer?
How can I look great in my wedding photos?
Can you help me decide on the best way to display my wedding photos?
Click here to read his answers to our questions! His advice will surely help you tell the story of your wedding day.
How Can I Make Sure my Wedding Photos are Timeless?
There are many times when trends are appropriate and even encouraged! Trendy photos are great for birthday parties, house parties, and even regular event photos. But, when it comes to your wedding photos, you want them to be timeless. You want to be able to look back at your wedding memories with admiration and remember the day, not the trendy shoes you wore.
In his pro post, Paul Gapper of Paul Gapper Photography shared his advice on ensuring your wedding photos are timeless! In addition, he answered the following questions:
How far in advance should I book a wedding photographer?
Will a wedding photographer take photos of more than just the ceremony?
Why is having a professional wedding photographer important?
When you’re trying to get fit, it can seem difficult to find reliable fitness advice from professionals. However, it doesn’t have to be! We’ve reached out to some of the top Bidvine professionals to pick their brains for their top fitness advice.
If you want to learn about personal training, yoga lessons, or Pilates lessons, then this advice roundup is for you! Use the links below to jump to whichever topic you find interesting, or read it all, it’s up to you. If you stumble on a piece you want to learn more about, you can click through to the pro post directly.
So, without further ado, let’s get into some top fitness advice from Bidvine personal trainers, yoga lessons, and Pilates instructors!
1. Personal Training from a Biomechanist: the Huge Difference
Do you know what a Biomechanist is? If you answered “no,” you’re not alone! Many people are unaware of what a Biomechanist is, which is why we have this pro post. A Biomechanist is a very specialised personal trainer, more like a cross between a medic and a body engineer.
One of only eighteen Biomechanists in the United Kingdom, Bidvine professional Alan Gordon is the only one to also hold a degree in nutrition. His team worked with us to create this guide to Biomechanics, or truly personal training. If you want to learn about training with a Biomechanist, check out this pro post.
2. How to Get Fit and Stay Fit with Personal Training
It can be difficult to know where to get started with personal training, especially if you’ve never worked with a trainer before. With the growing trend of personal training, you may be wondering what questions you should ask a personal trainer before you hire them.
In this pro post, Mike Boon, a personal trainer, shared his top fitness advice for people looking for a personal trainer. He shared the key questions you should ask a personal trainer before you hire them and more! If you want to learn how to get fit and stay fit with personal training, check out his pro post.
3. Latest Fitness Trends: Which One Is Perfect for You?
There are so many fitness trends going around the internet right now, so how do you know which one is best for you? Luckily for you, we have the inside scoop on the different fitness trends and what they actually do for your body.
This pro post comes to you from Petr of Training and Therapies, a highly rated personal trainer on Bidvine. In his pro post, he outlined some of the most popular fitness trends today and gave his qualified fitness advice for those looking to try something new. Click through to read his pro post and learn about HIIT, Crossfit, circuit training, and more!
4. How to Get in Shape for Festive Parties
Whether you’re reading this during the festive season or any time of the year, we bet you always want to look your best for parties. In this pro post, Louisa Hill gave her top fitness advice for getting in shape before you go to parties.
Her advice includes exercising on a regular basis and eating clean! To read more, check out Louisa’s pro post.
5. 10 Reasons It’s Important to Stretch After a Workout
You often hear how important it is to stretch before you work out, but there is less focus put on stretching post-workout. While you may be tempted to simply walk off a workout or grab a snack to refuel, that’s not always the best choice.
In this pro post, you’ll learn about why stretching after a workout is crucial. The benefits of post-workout stretching range from reducing your soreness to increasing endorphins. Gyles Abbott, a personal trainer on Bidvine, shared his top 10 reasons why it’s important to stretch after a workout. To learn more, check out his pro post!
1. How Can Hatha Yoga Improve Your Health?
Many think that yoga is a purely physical exercise and that it can only improve your breathing and flexibility. But, that’s simply not true. Yoga can improve your physical, mental, and emotional health. It’s the perfect way to destress and work your muscles at the same time.
In this pro post, Claire Plastow, a Bidvine yoga teacher, walked us through how hatha yoga can improve your health. She discussed asana, pranayama, and even gave us some advice on finding a reputable yoga teacher. If you’re interested in learning more about hatha yoga, head over to her pro post.
2. New Year, New You – Get Healthy in 2017
It’s one of the most common sayings people say at the beginning of a new year… “New Year, New Me”. But it doesn’t have to just be a cliché! You can make a resolution to get healthier and actually achieve it by the time the year is done. All you have to do is get started.
One of the most important changes you can make to your lifestyle to get healthy in 2017 is eating healthier food. You can swap out avocados for butter, nuts for candy, and the list goes on. In her pro post, Elisa Williams, a Bidvine yoga teacher, shared her favourite tips (including eating healthier) for getting healthy in 2017.
3. What Should You Look for in a Top Yoga Teacher?
Are you looking for a new yoga teacher? Or are you thinking about getting started with yoga lessons and don’t know how to find a yoga teacher?
When you’re looking for a yoga teacher, there are some specific factors you want to consider. You’ll want to ask your potential teachers about their education and experience. You should also make sure you can get along with your yoga teacher, as it’s important to have a good relationship with them.
4. Will Practising Yoga Help Me Lose Weight?
Many people take up yoga or Pilates as a catalyst for weight loss, but losing weight shouldn’t be your only motivation for practising yoga. In this pro post, from Ana Maria Conneely, you’ll learn why yoga is important for fostering a mind-body connection. Learning yoga will also help you improve your flexibility, mobility, and strength.
5. Some of the Magnificent Benefits of Hatha Yoga
Are you aware of the many benefits of hatha yoga? Many people are not, which is why we’re bringing you a list of some of the top benefits! So, if you want to learn about what makes hatha yoga so great, this pro post is for you. We hope that it inspires you to make healthier choices in 2017 and take up yoga.
In her pro post, Rebekah Knight will shed light on the benefits of hatha yoga. We know you’ll want to read what she has to say on how hatha yoga can improve your life. Head over to her pro post to read more about hatha yoga!
6. Answers to Questions About Yoga for Beginners
Are you interested in yoga for beginners? Maybe you’re looking to start taking yoga lessons and have some burning questions about yoga. Well, if you’re interested in yoga for beginners or if you have questions about yoga, this pro post is for you!
7. What You Should Expect in Different Yoga Classes
Are you unsure of what type of yoga is best for you? In this pro post, you’ll learn about what to expect in a yoga class, as well as the basics of each major type of yoga. So, if you want to learn about vinyasa flow yoga, power yoga, or even traditional yoga, this post is for you.
This pro post comes to you from Omega Movement, a yoga studio on Bidvine. They shared their insights on the benefits of yoga and what you’ll experience in a yoga class.
1. Top Advice for Getting Started with Pilates Classes
Are you interested in starting Pilates classes? If you are, you’re in the right place! Pilates is a popular fitness regime and can benefit your health and mindset in many ways.
Samantha Parren, a Pilates instructor, shared her advice for those who are looking to start learning Pilates and improving their health. She even told us about the ideal beginners’ class size and what you’ll learn in your first sessions. Check out her pro post to read more top fitness advice from Samantha.
2. Extension is a Major Key to Success in Pilates
If you work in an office or retail (or any job really), we bet you know the feeling of repetitive stress and a strained back. Did you know that you can work to combat that feeling by practising Pilates? When you learn how to extend your spine properly, you’ll be working against the pain of a sore back and towards a healthier body!
If you want to learn more about improving your health and mood through Pilates, then this pro post is for you! Jenny Devonshire, a Pilates instructor, will take you through the benefits of working on your extension and how it will affect your posture. Check out her pro post to read about extension and Pilates!
3. Crush Your Lower Back Pain with Pilates
We bet you struggle with lower back pain, as it is a very common problem in the UK. The NHS says that back pain can be caused by bad posture and other issues, but is not usually a sign of a serious injury or illness. As a treatment for lower back pain, the NHS suggests that you should take exercise classes that focus on strengthening the muscles in your back. Doesn’t Pilates sound like the perfect way to strengthen your muscles?
In this pro post, Bidvine Pilates instructor Paul Conway made his case for tackling your lower back pain by practising Pilates. Among his suggestions is the idea that you should stay active even when you’re at work. To learn more, check out Paul’s pro post!
Thank you to all of our personal trainers, yoga teachers, and Pilates instructors who shared their advice with our readers! We appreciate them taking their time to help us with these articles, and we hope you found their advice helpful. If you want to improve your health and fitness, you can find reliable professionals on Bidvine, they’re only a click away.
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