Lighting is a major factor for how your wedding images will look. With some venues you may not have much control over this, so consider how the low lighting will effect the overall ceremony images. However, the majority of the time you can control this with your timings of the wedding within the different seasons. For example, if you get married in the winter around 3pm, you have to be prepared that you will struggle to get images after 5pm that are well lit as well as natural. Wherever possible opt for an earlier wedding, there is a big difference between natural and artificial light, natural light and the outdoors gives you a lot more freedom to experiment with different shots.
Getting ready shot
Throughout your wedding I will be capturing all
the small details you worked so hard on organising!
However, to make my job a little easier and your images more amazing, consider a backdrop for your small details, whether that be a pretty tiled floor or a beautiful table top, the more thought you put in before hand the more you’ll appreciate looking back at them!
Your small details
Throughout your wedding I will be capturing all the small details you worked so hard on organising! However, to make my job a little easier and your images more amazing, consider a backdrop for your small details, whether that be a pretty tiled floor or a beautiful table top, the more thought you put in before hand the more you’ll appreciate looking back at them!
Whether you’re having a religious, civil or a blessing ceremony, there a a few things that would be handy to check for your photographer. The first is what the registrars stance is on photography, some are strict within their rules and others allow almost anything! This needs to coincide with your wishes, think about where you would like me to stand during the ceremony, if you have a preference this will also need to be approved by the venue and registrar. Another huge factor to consider is your aisle decor, 99% of the time if there is nothing blocking the main aisle so many guests will seep into it to take pictures and get in the way of your main photo’s! A simple ribbon on clever lantern placement can mean this is easily avoidable. Which leads me on to my next point, iPads and phones! It is so common for your guests to be so excited they just want to film you! This will be within the photographs, rather than them enjoying the moment, the image captures them adjusting their phones. Again, a simple mention by your registrar can explain there is no need for pictures as you have a professional there to do just that!
Try to be wary of how many group shots you are taking, of course you want a picture with you and your guests, but you don’t want to be caught in this ‘oh me next’ black hole where there is no escape! The most important thing is that you’re both enjoying yourself and if you don’t mind pressing pause on your day to have a load of group shots, then no problem, but if you do there are a few things you may wish to consider. Try writing a list and appointing a member of the bridal party to organise the groups of people. This way there isn’t this free for all where you have to have pictures with Auntie Sue, then Auntie Sue and the groom, then Auntie Sue and Auntie Millie. As much as they may love that, you’d take so long to get them individual shots, writing a list allows you to prioritise those shots you really want, then allows you to leave the bridal party to make excuses with timings. If you are worried about how long your group shots will take, run through your list with your photographer, this way they can give you an estimate time for your order of service. Another important factor is to consider where you are having your group shots taken. The location is very important for the photographs as well as for the amount of wondering guests, if there is something to distract them, such as an after ceremony drink, you can slip away with ease without everyone watching impatiently.