5 Wedding Photography Tips for Brides


5 wedding photography tips for brides is helpful if you are getting married. Your wedding day has the potential to be the best day of your life, and the photos that are taken on the day can be a fabulous record of every amazing moment and memory. However, where do you start when it comes to wedding photography? From taking steps to learn how to get yourself camera ready, for example if you need to repair damaged hair, to ensuring you pick the right person to capture your day we have five top wedding photography tips for every bride right here. Read on to discover everything you need to get the most out of your wedding photos on your big day.

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Take your time to choose the right photographer

You don’t have to spend a lot to have the best day of your life on your wedding day, but you do need to be sure that you have chosen the right people to capture it. There are a few top things you should bear in mind when choosing your photographer:

  • Check them out fully before you book them and do a little bit of extra research. Their website may look great, but don’t be afraid to look for reviews online.
  • Have a look through their previous work to be sure you like their style, the way they take and edit photos and that they offer what you are looking for.
  • Look at the packages they offer and see what works for you. Some may do comprehensive packages with prints, photobooks but you only get a select few photos to download. Others may not offer larger packages but will provide all edited photos to download.
  • If you can, pay in a secure fashion such as by credit card. If something goes wrong, credit card payments are protected which could save a whole lot of stress.

Create a shot list

You want your photographer to have some freedom of expression and provide you with lovely candid shots, but the last thing you want to be doing on your big day is running around trying to make sure that you have all the shots you want for your wedding albums. Create a list ahead of the day for your photographer to refer back to, in order to ensure that you have everything you want in addition to their candid captures. A few top choices to get you started including:

  • Getting ready shots
  • Processional
  • Ceremony shots
  • First kiss
  • Signing the register
  • Family shots
  • Couple shots
  • Bridal party / groomsmen and group shots
  • Reception shots
  • Evening shots

3. Have an unplugged ceremony, but don’t be afraid to get your guests involved

Guests are great at capturing moments the photographer may miss – as ultimately their focus will be on you. That being said, you don’t want wedding photos full of guests holding phones, tablets, and cameras. Let people know in advance you will have an ‘unplugged’ ceremony, but that there will be a time for everyone to get their photos once the ceremony is over. After all, allowing your guests to take photos provides an opportunity to have so many different points of view of your wedding day.

4. Set a timeline for your wedding

 From a time to arrive at the ceremony to the photos at the local scenic spot, it is important for you – and your photographer – to have a timeline to work to. Not only will it allow you to ensure you get in all the shots you want but it will also help to reduce the stress of the day.

5. Make sure you’re camera ready

Your wedding day is one that you will remember for the rest of your life – and your photos will be a record of that. You certainly don’t want to be flicking through your wedding album only to have regrets.

  • Wedding days are as much about the time you take to prepare yourself, your dress, your accessories and more as they are about the day itself. Take steps to understand how to repair damaged hair if needed to give your updo the perfect sheen and polish those all-important wedding shoes.
  • Pick out the best stylists to help you get ready from your head to your toes. Research a good hairdresser, make-up artist and more to ensure you look your best on your big day.

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