In 30 years from now, as you are re-counting your wedding day for your children and grandchildren, you will bring out your wedding album to show them just how beautiful the day was. Your wedding photos are truly something you will hold dear for decades to come. Great wedding photographers know this and therefore take their jobs incredibly seriously. We want to make sure you get the best possible pictures of your special day and have the following tips to ensure this happens:
1. Your wedding is about you. Do what you want.
Don’t feel constrained by tradition, or allow yourself to be pushed around by your wedding planner/mother/mother-in-law - do what you want on your wedding day! A wedding is about you and your partner. Everything else might be important, but secondary.
2. Good photos take time
Good photos rarely happen in 30 minutes, so allocate a reasonable amount of time to get them. This doesn’t mean that you have to take hours out of your special day, though it’s wise to consider taking 1 to 2 hours for your post-ceremony images. While this can seem like a lot, the time does tend to fly and considering the overall length of the day, it only takes up a small amount of your day.
3. Your dress is probably going to get dirty
If you resign yourself to the fact that your dress will get dirty, it will be much easier to come to terms with it when it happens. Dresses and shoes are very expensive but you don’t want to be worrying about them all day. Your photographer may take you to some tricky locations - those beautiful images of newlyweds strolling in sunlit fields don’t just happen – you may need to trudge through some muddy fields and climb over a fence or two.
4. Consider banning mobile phones and tablets at the ceremony
Mobile devices held up in the air during the ceremony can not only cause distractions but also interfere with your ceremony photography, after all, you don’t want to be looking at images of all your friends and family pointing mobile phones at you rather than actually paying attention to the proceedings. It’s not too much to ask of guests that they hold off from taking their own photos during the ceremony, and instead simply enjoy the occasion.
5. Give yourself some time alone on the dance-floor
For your first dance with your partner, make sure you allow yourself a bit of time alone together on the dance-floor. Savor it - it’s a minute or two that you should enjoy alone. First dances always make for some beautiful photos and if your bridal party joins the dancefloor too early, you may miss out on that one magic image that could be a treasure to you for the rest of your life.
We hope these tips have come in handy and if you would like to have a chat with us about your big day, please feel free to contact us.