Anyone you ask will tell you that your wedding day passes by in a blur so it’s good to know that you can relive it all over again when your photographs are ready! Most couples find this a good time to sit down together with a glass of wine (wine optional) and look over every single photo that forms part of the story of their wedding day.
Wedding photographers should instinctively know which shots to take and which moments to capture but, despite our best efforts, we aren’t mind readers. If you have something specific in mind let your photographer know so they can add it to their shot list.
Here are a few wedding photography shots you don’t want missing from your wedding album. Show this list to your photographer along with any other moments you want captured forever.
At the start of the day or just before your guests arrive, your photographer will have a bit of time to take some fantastic shots of the bouquets, venue, decorations and other aspects of your day that will help set the scene when you re looking back at them later.
If you flip through a good wedding album you will find some shots of a member of the grooms family (normally father of the groom or grandad) straightening the grooms tie, adjusting cufflinks as well as shots of the best man, groomsmen and other guest getting ready with the groom.
You will probably want a few shots of the bride and her bridal party getting their hair and makeup done and shots of the accessories and possibly the bride opening a gift or letter from her groom. The photographer can also take a full length picture of the dress hanging up or other artistic shots of the dress, shoes and engagement ring,
No set of wedding photos would be complete without some lovely shots of the moment Mr and Miss become Mr and Mrs. These photos should include the groom waiting for his bride, the brides arrivals, the look on both of their faces when they see each other for the first time and key moments like the exchanging of rings, the vows and the first kiss!
If you’re going down the traditional route and having guests throw confetti then this shot is a must! You will cherish this photo forever. But bear in mind the timing of this – you wont want confetti in your hair for any formal shot you’re after.
There will be lots of groups to photograph on the day so make sure your photographer knows who all the key people are (parents, grandparents, best friends, special guests). They should also have a checklist of all of the different photo combinations you want so that you’re sure they are all captured.
Depending on your style, dramatic and arty shots are something that can enhance your day and make your wedding album even more special. These shots are also great for putting on a canvas or in a frame on your wall at home.
If time allows, capturing each of your bridesmaids and groomsmen in an individual photo will add something very special to your wedding album!
These are just a few ideas that you may want to consider for your wedding! But what other shots would you want?
If you have any questions about wedding photography or are still looking for a wedding photographer, get in touch. I’ll be more than happy to have a chat with you about your special day!
Hampshire Wedding Photographer based in Southampton. I chose to start photographing weddings because I find that there is a unique and special story to each couple’s day, which I always feel extremely privileged to capture.
Office: 02380 170 086
Mobile: 0792 118 1188
7 Hedge End Business Centre
ico registration number: ZA308552