7 Last-Minute Details Brides Always Forget Before The Wedding Photos
August 11, 2017
August 11, 2017
You'll look back on your wedding photos for years to come, so it's crucial that you hire a reliable photographer. But, there are also certain measures you can take on your end for an even smoother wedding day photo sesh. Check out seven last-minute things you should never forget before your wedding photos to ensure that your memories are effortlessly captured.
Scheduling enough time. You have a jam-packed day ahead of you, but it's so important that you set aside enough time for some solo shots with you and your new husband. Give yourself at least an hour, maybe between the ceremony and the reception, to spend some quality time with your photographer. Anything less than an hour will make you feel rushed, and your stress might show in the photos.
Bringing a copy of the invitation. According to California-based wedding photographer Carrie McGuire, brides should bring a copy of their wedding invitations for photographs. Show off the beautiful piece of cardstock you slaved over for so long! Set it on an aesthetically pleasing table or backdrop with your wedding rings stacked nearby for a sentimental, photo-album worthy shot.
Holding onto the rings. It's technically proper etiquette to give the rings to the best man before the ceremony, but hold onto your bling for some quick photo ops! According to photographer Katelyn James, shooting the rings before the ceremony means prime time for lighting and more variety of photos.
Bringing heel stoppers. Four inch stilettos and wedding photos standing in grass don't mesh well. To prevent your heels from sinking and getting muddy, James also recommends bringing heel stoppers. Protect the shoes!
Telling the photographer what you like. Let's be honest, we all have one side or angle that we prefer to be photographed from, and a "dark side" that's definitely more camera shy. Don't be afraid to communicate little details like this with your photographer before the wedding photo shoots start. You can also talk about different photo angles or shots you'd rather not have, but be up-front about it so you don't waste any of the photographer's time.
Taking adoring fans into account. Friends and family will have iPhones at the ready, snapping pictures every waking moment of your wedding day. This can get distracting, especially if you're trying to focus on your professional photographer, and the mess of paparazzi can even interfere with your photographer's shots. Try to take your photos in quieter locations, away from the crowd.
Not getting photos of guests. Yes, your wedding day is all about you and your new husband, but it wouldn't have been made possible without your loved ones who came to celebrate with you. Ask your photographer beforehand to get shots of the guests, especially at the reception.
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