Having Photographed Weddings for over 20 years, I feel I’ve picked up some helpful knowledge along the way. With that in mind I’ve put together a few tips to assist you with the lead up to your Wedding Day.
1. Look like yourself
I’ve seen this happen on so many occasions. Your partner is marrying you for you, inside and out. Natural is so important and undoubtedly photographs look even more incredible when this is considered. If you are having a veil, make sure we can see your beautiful face, if it’s placed too far forward all we will see is your nose.
2. Let there be calm
Bridal prep, where possible I would encourage you to keep people to a minimum. Time is a very funny thing on a wedding morning, one minute you have it and then next it’s gone. The more people around the more stress it can create. Likewise make sure you have a make up artist and hair stylist who allow enough time. So often we have missed photography opportunities in the morning because this still getting done.
3. Connection and Portrait time
Meeting with me, your Photographer, a few times whether this be in person or via Skype I find essential . It’s so important to have connection and trust with your Photographer and this will hugely benefit your Photographs if you’re feeling relaxed and happy on the day. I love love love my job and to be able to take you away for some much needed time alone is amazing. It is also the perfect opportunity to get some stunning portraits. I know group photography is very important at documenting the guest list. However try and prioritise your time, what will be featured in your house, lots of group shots or stunning pieces of artwork of yourselves.
4. Prepare me
Prepare me with any useful information. I want to make sure I cover everything, apart from the bridal party, I won’t be aware of other special guests that are being featured. Also the flow of the day, if you have any other little surprises up your sleeves, I guess anything that is different to the normal running of a Wedding day. It just means that I am prepared and ready to capture it.
5. Personalise your Day
This is my big ethos. I always encourage my couples to ‘dig deep’ and think about how they can put their personal touch on their Wedding. As much for you as it is for the Photographer, we want to photograph exciting and personal elements of the day. It’s what stands you out from all the other couples getting married.
If you’re interested in connecting to chat about your Wedding Day please head over to the connect page and get in touch.