Planning a wedding is certainly no picnic and most of you have probably never done it before! Your wedding photos are one of the few things that remain afterwards and will be looked back on for years to come so your photography experience should be as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Your photos are your little legacy.
I want your wedding photos to be flawless and beautiful. Here are some useful tips for when it comes to your wedding photography…
Brides – allow 50% more time for your hair and makeup than you originally anticipated on the big day. This will ensure you have plenty of time for everything else and that if you over run – you’re not late! If you’d like bridal/bridal party portraits please make sure everyone’s completely ready in plenty of time (allow about 15-20 minutes for these depending on how many bridesmaids you have!)
Also it’s a good idea to try keep the area as tidy and clutter free as possible. Ideally getting rid of any loose sainsbury’s bags that might be lying around!
It’s SO important to check (multiple times!) with your venue that it’s OK to take photos during the ceremony. Lots of religious venues are very strict and have various restrictions on when photos can be taken and where photographers/videographers can be (unfortunately we have a bad rep!! Even though most of us are sneaky and you won’t even notice us!). In fact some venues have banned photography during the ceremony completely, which makes any photographers job very difficult. It’s very important to check with the vicar/registrar beforehand about any possible restrictions, so that expectations can be managed in advance rather than finding out ON the wedding day that you’re not allowed any photos to be taken at all.
During the ceremony, please don’t rush your first kiss! At least 5 seconds of kissing should be enough to make sure that myself and any videographers who you hire have a chance to capture the moment properly!