I know you want your wedding photos to be relaxed, candid and picture perfect, but the truth is, there’s a lot that goes into making sure that will happen. The last thing I want is for you to be stressing about how your photos are going to turn out, so I wanted to share with you my top tips for making sure your photos are the best they can be!
This is probably the most important tip, so let’s start with it first. Communication and getting to know each other is something that’s going to help you feel as comfortable as you can in front of the camera and it’ll likely make the shoot more fun! Some ways to do this before the wedding:
Having a timeline that runs smoothly, ensuring you have enough time for everything without being rushed is something that can sometimes be overlooked. You also want to make sure you’re doing photos at the right time to get beautiful lighting, so chat to your photographer about nailing the timing. As well as portraits, its also important to let your photographer know the time of day you’re hoping to have your ceremony so that we can work together to set up your ceremony to suit the lighting of the day.
If the lighting isn’t perfect during your main portrait session, we can sneak away at sunset for those perfection shots, which works great in Summer.
This is a really important thing to do for those who really value the family portraits. It can be hard and a little stressful to round everyone up, so to avoid making them feel like herded sheep, write your fmily list before the wedding day. This will make sure you don’t miss any combinations and it will make the shooting time go a lot smoother!
I know how temping it can be to try and do all the trendy things and work so much into the day, but the truth is, more often than not, LESS IS MORE. The best thing you can do is sit down as a couple and chat about the things that are most important to do, and think about if you’re doing things because you think you have to or best you want to. Same goes for when we’re out taking photos, slow down and enjoy the process. Don’t come with too many ideas, props or locations, let things happen naturally and trust your photographer. Which leads me to my next point!
At the end of the day, it all comes down to trusting the photographer you choose. You chose them for a reason, whether it’s because you love their work or because you really vibe with them, so leave it up to us.
Most of us shoot upwards of 30 plus weddings a year, so we’ve seen it all before! We know how to work in tricky lighting situations, we know how to get you out of your shell and feeling comfy, we know how to get those genuine laughs and how not to miss the intimate, in between moments. Trust is the biggest and best thing you can give us – give us that, and we’ll give you the best photos possible in return!