You’re planning your dream wedding, putting so much time and effort into every minor detail. Afterall, it’s going to be a day to remember for the rest of your life. But all that moments, emotions and memories captured by your photo and video team.
We’ve prepared the top 7 wedding photography tips you should follow as a bride to guarantee incredible photos..
1. Hire a quality photographer!
You’ll be spending almost the entire day with him, so in addition to loving his style, having an in-person interview is a great way to make sure you’ll be happy to have him around. But not only a photographer! Quality vendors can influence the flow of your day. This is why we emphasize the importance of selecting the right vendors.
2. Create a mood board
In order to deliver personalized photography, it's important for your photographers to understand your preferences, personalities and relationship. To help your team to get to know you, it is best to create a moodboard. You can save images that you like and even images you don’t like.
3. Hire photographer and videographer from the same company
Choosing a photographer and videographer from the same studio is often the better choice for many reasons including: better communication and workflow, the common shared vision and style, Wedding Package Discounts, Fewer Contracts & Admin, ect.
4. Schedule enough time for each section of the day
It's important that you create a timeline for your wedding day. There should be an estimated start and end time for hair, makeup, reception setup, etc. Within that timeline should include all your photo sessions such as the first look, bridal party photos, and couple’s session. Schedule the couples session during the best lighting. If you booked your venue because of the spectacular view of the ocean or the gorgeous vines in the winery, it’s essential to schedule your second couple’s session 30-45 minutes before sunset.
5. Minimize your locations
In order to maximize photo time on your wedding day, we recommend minimizing the number of photo shoot locations. You don’t want to spend more time traveling from point A to point B than actually taking pictures.
6. Incorporate a first look session
One of the most memorable events of a wedding day is when the bride and groom see each other. Suddenly all the jitters and anticipation fades away and just the two get the chance to enjoy this remarkable moment. The first look makes for some of the most heartfelt photos, a tradition you can’t forget on your wedding day.
7. Incorporate a sparkler exit
You’ve planned your grand entrance, but have you thought about a grand exit? Sparkler exits are a great way to end a day of celebrations. It makes for stunning photos. We’ve seen nothing but smiles from guests as they send off the newlyweds.
Although many venues allow the sparkler exit, others may not. Confetti, paper planes, rice and flower petals are alternative options to include in your grand exit and will still look great in photos.