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A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, therefore most people have not had any experience in selecting a wedding photographer when they are first faced with the task.  Brides are often surprised and distressed that the photographer of their choice was booked months ago.  Investigate, then select your photographer as soon as you possibly can.  Many photographers are booked a year in advance.


Select a photographer who is a specialist in weddings; one that is familiar with wedding procedures and timing.  He will anticipate the bridal couples next move and will be in the proper place at the proper time.  Look at as much of the photographer’s work as possible. Is it a style of photography that you find attractive?  Many studios offer various wedding packages for you to choose from.  Other studios offer custom-tailored plans to help you buy only what you need and to help you create a wedding story that will be uniquely suited to your tastes.


"Special effects" in photographs are popular today.  These include softening techniques done with lenses and special filters, as well as super impositions and silhouettes.  When choosing a photographer ask yourself these basic questions: "Does the bridal party look relaxed in the sample pictures?"; "Do his/her candid shots look like candid shots?"; "Is the quality of the photographs good?"; "Will you enjoy working with him/her in all the excitement of your wedding?"

In selecting a photographer, good communications is the key.  Remember, the photographer will spend your wedding day working closely with you and mingling with your family and friends.


Bannister Digital Photography
5 Muggett Road
Charlton, MA 01507
Tel: (508) 248-7035


HTV Productions Photography and Video
417 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604
Tel: (508) 799-7070


Les Gardner Photography
113 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Tel: (508) 347-7177






Videotaping recalls the sights, the sounds, the music, the laughter - every wonderful event as it actually occurred on "your day".  You will always be able to recapture this day, months or even years later simply by replaying the videotape on your television set.


A professional videographer is experienced with regard to the day's sequence of events, lighting requirements, sound qualities, dubbing, editing, and copying capabilities, along with special effects that serve to enhance the finished product.  A nonprofessional, or amateur, cannot assume the above tasks.

Because bookings are usually taken in advance - up to a year ahead for those popular spring and early summer months - it is important to call your professional videographer at least nine to twelve months prior to your wedding day.

View a demo, check the equipment used and review what is included in the package deal, along with prices
for the above.  If you like what you see, you will usually be asked to sign a contract outlining your requirements and to make a modest deposit.


A professional videographer will generally attend the ceremony and the reception.  In addition to the actual footage of your wedding, additional segments can be edited into your finished tape (i.e., baby photos, rehearsal dinner, family members and honeymoon photos).


When your wedding day finally arrives, you will be able to relax and let the day's events unfold as they naturally occur.  You will know that you will have this "special day" all your life. It’s just a television set away.


Note: Find out the lighting and camera positioning requests of the videographer, and get permission from your clergy.  Remember - you do not want excessive lighting to disrupt the serenity of the church atmosphere. Once the positioning is determined, the cameras can be placed, and the tape can roll without disrupting the flow of events.


HTV Productions Photography and Video
417 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604
Tel: (508) 799-7070



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