For a lot of couples, the wedding photos are one of the most important parts of the big day. They’ll serve as memories of the wedding for years to come. And they’re perfect for including anyone who couldn’t be there. Many couples now share their photos online, as well as displaying them in their house. Hundreds of people could see them, but most importantly they will remind you of your special day.
If you’re looking for the perfect photos, there are a few factors that can make a difference. Follow these golden rules to get photographs that you’ll treasure forever.
Choose a Photographer Who Appeals to You
Price is obviously important for any of the choices that you make for your wedding day. But there are a few things you need to consider. Firstly, your photographer deserves to be paid well for their work. And remember that they do a lot of work you don’t see. Secondly, trying to go as cheap as possible could get you a less competent photographer. The best way to choose a professional wedding photographer is by looking at their portfolio. You should pick based on whether you’re drawn to their work. Do they do creative things that will get you some unique shots? Can they take some classic photos you’ll treasure forever?
Many couples start by having a few photos taken at the ceremony and then directly afterwards. These can give you some precious memories, and they’re excellent for framing. But they’re often fairly serious, with everyone standing in little groups and putting on their best smile. If you want to be more creative, you can do a lot more to get some memorable photos. Some couples decide to have a pre-ceremony shoot. They can have some fun with props or in a lovely location. Others go off on their own after the ceremony.
Decide Who You Want Pictures Of
It helps to be organized, so make sure you know who you wish to be in the photos. Naturally, you want some of the happy couple. But who else must feature in them to help you immortalize your special day? It helps to be able to tell your photographer in advance if you want one with your parents, your whole family or your friends. They can help you decide when and where it’s best to do them. Smaller groups can be done straight after the ceremony. But it would be difficult to do a large group if there’s not much space.
Get Shots Throughout the Day
To make sure you have lots of awesome photos to choose from, hire your photographer for the whole day. They can take pictures of you getting ready, the ceremony and afterwards, as well as the reception. Doing this will ensure you get a variety of shots with different feels to them. You might have some that are quiet and emotional, while others are fun and exciting. Just like all the moments throughout the day!
Don’t end up with a pile of photos you don’t like. Choose your photographer carefully and work closely with them to get the perfect memories.