Tips for Brides and Grooms

February 27, 2020

Tips for Brides and Grooms

When you decide to spend the rest of your life with your partner, an important thing to do next is to make the most of your happy memories by capturing them well. In fact, that is exactly why couples in Hertfordshire and the rest of the world plan every wedding detail, including photography, so meticulously.

Investing in wedding photography is one of the best decisions you will make as a couple. Looking ahead a few years down the line, you will get to relive those special moments through these photos. For this reason, you should pick a wedding photographer who understands what appeals to you and who will spare no effort to give you what you wish.

Importance of planning ahead

Here’s a list that can help you ensure everything goes smoothly on your wedding day -

  • Put together a list of styles you prefer, or build a mood-board on Pinterest that will allow your wedding photographer to understand you and your other half better.
  • If budget permits, arrange for an engagement shoot, as this will help you build a rapport with your photographer and give you enough confidence to ace the photoshoot on the big day.
  • Make a list detailing all the important shots you want covered - like the first look, family formals, bride and groom portraits, bridal party portraits, ceremony and reception pictures, grand exit, and so on.
  • Engage only quality vendors known for their professionalism and service to avoid any misunderstandings and confusion on the big day.
  • Spend time on a quick session with your wedding photographer to understand different poses, hand placement, eye directions, and expressions, which will help in getting a lot of candid pictures
  • Visit the venue before the big day to pick a comfortable bridal room and identify ideal spots that will allow your wedding photographer to shoot from different angles.
  • Schedule couple portraits around an hour before the sunset at your desired location, preferably closer to the venue, to utilise the natural glow and light available.
  • Keep buffer time for unplanned situations such as bad traffic, make-up artists arriving late, getting the wrong cake, or sudden rains. The extra time on hand as well as a backup plan will help you a great deal in keeping stress levels low.
  • Hair and make-up can take more time than usual, so make sure that the hair and make-up artists know the time you want to be done, so that you can begin with the photoshoot.
  • Keep essentials like wedding dresses, rings, jewellery, bouquets, boutonnieres, and more, for some solo shots.
  • Ensure your room for bride preparation is big, airy and uncluttered. Too many people in a stuffy room can spoil the look as well as the experience.
  • Before the ceremony, finalize the schedule for the family and bridal party photos or any artsy shots you want. Let your family and friends know the time and place for the photoshoot beforehand.

It is important to trust your wedding photographer and give them the freedom to explore their creativity. With proper communication, you can surely get the wedding photos of your dreams.