10 More Tips to Improve Your Wedding Photography Experience

Here are the rest of our top 20 tips for improving your wedding photography experience. Read though them and if you have any questions, please contact us. 

Tip 11: Getting Ready

If possible, please choose a room with a lot of natural light to get ready in. Also, keep the room as tidy and uncluttered as possible. This will help us get awesome “getting ready” images for your album. 

Tip 12: Wedding Day Schedule

Trust in us to help make your day go as smoothly as possible. We can help keep you on schedule and on track if you let us. We have done this many times and can help direct people. This is just another reason to hire professionals, not amateurs. 

Tip 13: Flexibility

Photographers are creative people. Be flexible and open to posing and location ideas. Its great to have some general ideas of what you want, but remember that weather, lighting, time of day, etc…can all impact how a portrait can and will look. 

Tip 14: Do a Bridal Session

If possible, a bridal or couple session can be done before the day of the wedding. This is a great way to try out your hair, makeup and outfits. Put on your dress, suit or tux and let’s get some portraits done. Doing bridal or couple sessions will shorten the wedding day photography, which will make your wedding day a less stressful situation. It will also give you a chance to get some fun, unhurried portraits.

Tip 15: Make a Timeline 

Make a timeline and share it with us and the wedding party. This way, everyone knows what is going on and where they need to be. This can help your wedding day go smoothly with less stress. 

Tip 16: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Things change and things happen. Be flexible and work with what you’ve got. A schedule is just there to let you know the order of things and is not set in stone. Don’t let changes stress you out and ruin your wedding day. Just remember what is really important. 

Tip 17: Consider a Photo Booth

Let’s face it, people go to a wedding to celebrate your love and have a good time with you. A great way to capture all of your guests and have fun at your wedding is to have a photo booth. This gives you a chance to loosen up and make fun memories during the reception. The memories taken here will be a great memento to have later and can be turned into a small album or included in your main wedding album. 

Tip 18: Consider Doing a First Look

A first look is where you and your fiance see each other before the ceremony. This is a great time for candid and sentimental portraits before the speed and craziness of the wedding itself. This is also a good opportunity for both of you to spend a few moments alone together and calm their nerves. Plus, you will love seeing the look of your future spouses face when they sees you for the 1st time. 

Tip 19: Photography Budget

Please, Please, PLEASE budget for photography. Having your day documented will mean more and more to you as time passes by. Don’t cut corners on your portraits. After the cake has been eaten and the guests have gone home, your photographs will be there to help you remember how amazing your day was. 

Tip 20: Feed Your Photographer!

Remember, we are there with you all day and working hard. Normally, we eat when the couple and guests do, since no one want’s photos of themselves eating anyway. 

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