Many photographers are only interested in getting as many pictures as the couple wants.
To them, it is a matter of covering the event and producing as many shots of the bride as possible.
You will need to discuss with the professional in great detail how you want things to go.
A wedding is an event.
An event filled with people, emotions and scenes.
You will have to capture all these three in brilliant shots.
You can have organized photo of your guests through poses.
Poses are quite mechanical and intentional.
The subjects will stand in a row and the have the photographer take pictures of them.
They are aware of the photo and put up a smile of some other expression.
But the poses, which are otherwise called traditional, cannot bring you the real scenes.
To get the real action you need something called photojournalism.
This new trend in wedding photography is also called spontaneous photography.
You take the pictures as they happen.
You capture each scene and moment step by step without missing anything.
Your photographer must be artistic as well.
For excitement he can choose to stand at some vantage points.
Places that will make the picture look charming and artistic.
It is essential that you discuss the finishing with your professional.
Will the photos be framed or not? Can he get you CD of all the shots so you can upload them to a PC, mp4 player or even onto the web? You would want him to give you the shots in two sets.
One set which is raw and another with artistic effects.
You will keep the artistic ones as souvenirs or arrange them in your album and then use the raw ones for your other purposes such as uploading to a website.