Formal and candid photos play a big part of any wedding, providing you with a lifetime of memories you can share with family, friends – even your children. Make the most of your wedding photos with these five simple tips.
1. Pick – and book – your photographer early. Ask friends, browse websites, or ask your caterer or venue provider or anyone else you trust to provide suggestions. The most popular photographers will be booked well in advance, so be sure to start this process early.
2. Decide which shots are most important to you, and share the list with your photographer – Make sure to fine-tune your list closer to the event once your day has been planned, so you can add any last-minute items or shots.
3. If you’d like some photos taken outdoors or at unique locations, ask your photographer for suggestions – Let him or her know a little bit about yourself, your spouse and your relationship, so the ideas and pictures tell a story that’s unique to you as a couple.
4. Rely on your photographer to make suggestions about shots, lighting and angles – After all, you hired your photographer because you like his or her work and style. Having a professional photographer you trust will enable you to focus on your guests and your new spouse while your photographer handles the rest.
5. Provide a photo booth or disposable cameras for guests to record the day – If you have a booth, ask guests to leave a picture or two in a special container near the booth or guest book, so you can enjoy them after the ceremony.
Most importantly, relax, don’t overthink it, and let your photographer do his or her job. The last thing you want is an album full of photos of an anxious-looking bride or stressed-out groom.