As a high schooler, prom may seem like one of the most important events of your life. And while it's true that you'll never have another one quite like this, in the grand scheme of things it is just a few hours in an evening. That said, those few hours are worth capturing on film. When choosing a photographer for your prom photos, be sure to consider these factors:
You want to look back at your photos and remember how beautiful your dress was (or how handsome his tuxedo looked). A professional photographer will know how to frame you so that your dress appears as full as possible and crops out any parts that detract from its beauty.
It can't be overstated how important photos are for looking back on a special occasion—but if the pictures don't turn out well, they won't serve their purpose. A professional photographer will have top-quality equipment and know what settings work best in different situations.
It’s easy to forget about the myriad of little details that make up an amazing prom photo, and it’s even easier for those same details to be forgotten by an unseasoned photographer. You don’t have time to waste on someone who will show up late or miss in-the-moment shots, so choose one that has been there and done that before.
Your photos should be all about you—your style, your personality, your vision. The last thing you need is a photographer forcing you into awkward poses or telling you what kind of pictures they think would look best. The right prom photographer will give you different choices and work with you to make sure they are bringing your vision to life exactly how you dreamed it—and not how they want it.
Don’t let your perfect prom photos end at just the dress! A good prom photographer will offer add-ons such as makeup artists, hairstylists, spray tanning services, tux rental offerings, and more. That way, both your inner beauty (and outer!) will really shine through in these once-in-a-lifetime photos! You also deserve the peace of mind knowing there are no limitations or restrictions on the types of images captured or where the shoot takes place... which brings us to our final secret for finding the best OKC prom photography!
Here are some tips for getting good prom photos:
Wear your most comfortable shoes. Dressy pumps may not cut it. If your feet start hurting, you'll show it in the photos. To avoid this, wear a pair of flats or low-heeled shoes and change into heels once you get to the venue. While we're talking about shoes, make sure that they match! This might seem like a no-brainer, but lots of people have had their prom night ruined by mismatched footwear.
Be on time! Some photographers charge by the hour, so if you book too close to midnight (or even worse—make them wait past midnight), they may charge extra fees because they had other things planned for after your shoot time was scheduled to end.
Don't take pictures while driving or riding in a car at night; this is dangerous and illegal in many states (as well as impractical since the light from street lamps makes it almost impossible to see). A better option would be taking pictures from the passenger's seat with someone else driving—you won't risk your safety or break any laws either way!