Weddings are wonderful and exciting, but can also be a busy and stressful time! There are 100 things to organise and it can be difficult to juggle everything on the day. Here are 5 simple, stress-free ways to make your wedding photos amazing, with no extra work,
1) Location photos before the ceremony
It has long been accepted that the bride and the groom should not see each other before the ceremony, and some couples may want to honour this tradition. However, moving your location photoshoot to before the ceremony allows you to get it out of the way, so there is more time-flexibility during the most important part of your wedding!
In recent years it is very common for couples to see each other before the ceremony, particularly if they are not having a traditional white wedding.
2) Wear comfortable shoes!
Weddings normally last anywhere between 7-18 hours, so wearing ridiculously tall (albeit fabulous) high heels may be worth reconsidering. At the very least, it is important to have a second pair of shoes laying around, in case you need to do a bit of walking for your location photos, or during the reception.
If you have sore feet, your body language will reflect your discomfort, and your final wedding photos will be evidence of your podiatric problems!
3) Plan out the most important shots
The more planning and preparation you can do, the better. Let your photographer know if there are any particular photos during your day that you consider to be particularly important. For example, if you have a sick relative that has travelled a long way to come to your wedding, tell your photographer and he or she will make a special effort to photograph beautiful photos of you together.
If you plan on running down the aisle whilst audience members barrage and bombard you with confetti, tell the photographer in advance, so he or she can prepare themselves!
4) Have a helper
Appoint one of your bridesmaids to be your trusty logistics officer! Having a helper that can round up family members during family photos will give the photographer more time to capture candid moments on your wedding day.
The less time the photographer is left to organise people at the event, the more time they will have to take photos for you.
5) Give your photographer free roam!
If your photographer has freedom to move around during your ceremony, they will be able to take a much larger variety of photographs for you. It is of course very important that your photographer does not impose, and become a nuisance during your ceremony, but allowing them to get up close and personal will ensure that you receive an intimate and personal set of photos.