Maybe you're a little nervous or camera shy. Maybe you just want tips about taking the best wedding photos. Either way, you came to the right place! We have some tips and tricks to help you get the best wedding photos. Check them out below!
TALK TO YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER
Seems obvious, but it's so important that your photographer knows any concerns you have. If you or your partner get nervous in front of the camera, or if you are worried about anything, please don't hesitate to let your photog know! They will have ways to make you feel comfortable and ease some of that anxiety.
SCHEDULE AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION
There's a reason why all of our wedding packages include a complimentary engagement session - It's because it's VITAL to feeling comfortable with being in front of the camera. We get to learn how you two interact on camera, what poses flatter you the most, and what types of photos you love the most. You don't want your wedding day to be the first time you have your photo taken by your photographer.
CREATE A MOOD BOARD
Did you find yourself gravitating toward a certain wedding aesthetic on Instagram or Pinterest? Then it's time to start creating your mood board for your wedding! We hate to be a Debbie Downer, but you won't magically get that certain aesthetic if you don't plan your wedding to look like that. Take the time to really nail down your vision because that will help you get the photos you've been dreaming of. If you love big tall centerpieces, but don't plan to have them, then you may feel like something is missing when you get your photos back.
CREATE YOUR WEDDING DAY TIMELINE
What does this have to do with my wedding photos? EVERYTHING. Okay, maybe not everything, but creating your timeline with your wedding photos in mind will help ensure that you get the best photos on your big day.
But how do I know how much time to plan for photos? I'm so glad you asked! We wrote all about planning out your timeline with your photos in mind. We want to make sure you plan enough time for your getting ready photos, bride and groom portraits, and wedding party photos. The last thing we want is for you to feel rushed on your wedding day!
PLAN OUT YOUR PHOTO LOCATIONS
Your photographer is your best friend when it comes to this! You'll want to plan out where you'll be getting ready (yes, this matters!), where you'll take your first look photos (if you're doing a first look), your wedding party photos, and bride and groom portraits.
This is not something you want to figure out on the day of your wedding, so please communicate your ideas with your photographer. If you feel lost, they will be able to help you find the best spot!
TRY TO RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR WEDDING DAY
Trust me, I know this is easier said than done. You've been planning your wedding for months. The vendors you've hired are there to make sure your wedding day goes as smoothly as possible. Your photographer is there to document your big day, from the smallest details to the biggest moments. We want you to enjoy what you've spent so much time planning! You get to share your love for each other with your friends and family by your side, and there's nothing better than that.