Every couple wants their wedding day photographs to be perfect. With all of the many aspects of planning you have to juggle to create the perfect wedding day, we thought we’d help by making up a list of tips from the photographer’s perspective that help make better wedding photos.
-We love to photograph your wedding gown on the hanger so make sure your hanger is pretty!
–Make sure flower girls and ring bearers get their naps! Don’t have them show up until they are needed for the pictures (schedule their pictures as close to ceremony time as possible). We have had so many little cuties zonk out just before the ceremony and miss their big debut down the aisle because of how worn out they are from the day’s excitement.
-If you’re traveling in the car in your wedding gown, wrap yourself in a white sheet and keep it handy for pictures in case you are outside and need to sit for a photo.
-If you’re wedding is outside and you’ll be walking in grass, get some “Solemates“!
-A lot of brides and bridesmaids naturally hold their bouquets up high by their bust line when walking down the aisle, but be sure to remember to hold your bouquet down by your midsection instead. It looks so much better in wedding photos if you don’t cover the top of your dress, and works better with proportions to hold it lower!
-Another flower tip–make sure you talk with your maid of honor about remembering to take your bouquet once you’re up with your groom saying your wedding vows, and exchanging the rings. You wouldn’t believe how many people forget and it makes it awkward for you to try to juggle both!
-Walk SLOWLY down the aisle…this gives not only the photographer time to capture your walk down the aisle, but it gives the guests a chance to take in the moment and see the details about how stunning you look!
-Smile more! The moment you’ve been dreaming of has finally arrived! You will likely feel a little anxious, but try to take deep breathes throughout the day and relax to enjoy the moments!
-Remember to eat and stay hydrated! Especially now that we’re fast approaching the warmer season…can’t have a bride passing out on her big day!
-Show your love….a wedding photographer’s favorite thing is to have a couple who genuinely shows their love all day long. So remember to look at each other often, show off your feelings for each other-if there ever was a time for PDA, your wedding day is the day! And stay together at the reception…Spend time visiting with family and friends together, eat together, and of course, dance with each other!
Most importantly, remember to have fun, don’t worry about the small things and remember what the day is really about!