Your wedding day is very special. To ensure you have a lot of beautiful photos taken, please allow enough time for photography. It is critical that you discuss this with your chosen photographer.
Keep a scrapbook with your favourite wedding photos cut out from magazines, brochures and newspapers etc. It’s a great tool for you and your photographer to use when talking about your wedding photographs.
Think about what shots you want prior to the day and consider giving your photographer a shot ‘wish list’ eg. close up of cake, group shot with all guests, and table settings at reception.
Keep the amount of natural daylight in mind when planning the time frame of your day; this is very important for good photography.
If possible, plan outdoor ceremonies in full shade rather than bright sun or patchy, dappled light from trees.
Try to have family members you wish to include in group photographs advised before hand.
Consider doing some family and wedding party portraits before the ceremony when everyone looks their best
||Have a wet weather plan, including alternate photography locations.
If wet weather is likely, don’t be concerned – simply have enough large umbrellas for your wedding party…
Try to consider the comfort of your bridal party in hot or cold weather. If it’s going to be chilly, bring warm clothes to wear in between photos. If it’s going to be very hot, bring some cold drinks.
Have someone organised to bring snacks to the wedding party while having photo’s done … after all, it should be fun!!
Ask a reliable friend to help round up people for photos throughout the day. They can also point out to the photographer any people or groups that hold a special significance to the bride and groom.
Have make-up for minor touch-ups available. Also, bring some extra hairpins and a safety pin or two – you never know when they will come in handy.
Just relax and enjoy yourself on your wedding day. After all, that’s the best way to ensure you get great photographs…