5 Must-Know Tips for Your Wedding Photography!
You will always have memories of your big day, but wedding photography is one of the tangible things that will be a treasure for years to come. Moments such as getting ready, the first look, and the first dance will be saved forever. That's why it's important to hire the right photographer who can make your day extra special. Moreover, the beauty of your photos doesn’t only depend on your photographer; it is a shared responsibility between you and them. There are a few tips you should take care of when it comes to your wedding photography. On that note, we’ll show you what you need to pay attention to on this special occasion.
Embrace Your Happy Emotions
The most important advice we can offer you is to enjoy your day! Let your wedding day be as it is. Don’t get stressed over things like bad weather, a little dirt on the hem of your dress, or forgetting to wear the bracelet you bought for this day. Weddings always have some quirks and things that might go wrong. However, when you open your heart, smile, and stay positive all day long, your photos will reflect your beauty and joy. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so why ruin it over a few bloopers?
Manage Your Time Properly
Time management is one of the fundamental aspects when it comes to your wedding preparations, especially photography timings. Being behind schedule can ruin your photography session for multiple reasons. For starters, most photographers like to shoot before sunset. When you’re late, you risk the quality of your photos, even if the person you hired is a professional. Furthermore, photographers have other appointments; your wedding is not the only project they’re handling! Make sure you adhere to all schedules on your big day to avoid any delays. Ask your makeup artist and hairstylist to come early so you don’t leave any room for surprises.
Choose the Proper Location and Lighting
The location and lighting conditions have a great influence on how your photos will turn out. Allow your photographer to guide you to the best location to take pictures with beautiful lighting and backgrounds. Even if you have a few places in mind, let the photographer decide if they’re suitable because if there is direct sunlight, there is a chance that the photos will not be good. Additionally, when planning your getting-ready location, be it a hotel room or anywhere you want, choose a place with lots of windows and natural light.
Be in Charge of Your Bridesmaids
When we talk about being behind schedule, bear in mind that your beautiful maids may contribute to it. Make sure you keep track of every one of them. They need to be ready before you are! When it is time to take photos with them, they should already have their dresses and makeup on. That’s why you should choose your gang wisely. Speaking of which, the groomsmen also need to be ready to capture special moments with the groom.
Don’t Forget to Take These Pictures
Aside from taking pictures alone and with your man, there are important shots you should never forget. Although professional photographers know which photos to capture on this day, you need to be familiar with them as well, should they forget or want to wrap up quickly. Here are the shots you should take:
- The first look
- Couple with bridesmaids and groomsmen
- Bride with her bridesmaids
- Groom with his groomsmen
- Couple with your and his family
- Couple with his family
- Couple with your family
- Each of you with your families
- Couple with their siblings
- Couple with close family members
- Random shots of laughter
- Random dancing
- Guests eating and drinking
- Cutting the cake
- Couple with close mutual friends
- Each of you with their close friends