The day of the wedding is sure to be a busy one, and a stressful one for the bride and groom. That’s why I have found it to be a good idea to plan out your wedding day photos in advance. There are several different ways you can go about doing this. It’s not just about planning the day, and staging all the photos. Start by choosing a photographer who is going to listen to your request. This means your photographer is willing to give you exactly what you want and not what they want. Keep reading to find more tips on getting the best wedding day shots.
Get ready shots
Start with shots of both the bride and groom getting ready. This is a great way to start your wedding day photo album. This means that you will need to hire a photographer who does not work alone, since they will need to have someone follow the groom as well. With the get ready photos you can have a few that are posed but the majority should be candid shots. They should really be those unsuspecting moments and candid shots. Shots of the bride getting ready at home are perfect for casual shots.
Parents with bride and groom
Getting the pictures of the bride and groom seeing their parents when they are fully dressed is a must have. This photo can be a planned one for both the bride and groom after everyone is fully dressed and ready. If there are grandparents who will also be at the house waiting for you to get ready you can also have special shots with them as well. These pictures will make great keepsakes for the entire family.
Guests as they arrive
I love the pictures of the guests arriving to the wedding on your special day. Since the bride and groom are not there as the guests arrive these photos can help add to the memories of their special day. It would be helpful to have someone at the venue where the wedding ceremony will be held to greet the photographer. This way they will be able to point out who are family members. The bride and groom always want those special bride and groom pictures.
Put must have shots in writing
Some of the shots like the one listed above are ones that must be taken. All of those shots and any other must have shots, should be written down on the contract. This way there is no confusion on the big wedding. The day before the wedding you should go over this list to make sure everything is neat and organized.
Plan out staged shots in advance
If you have specific shots that you have seen others take or have looked up shots that you want on your special day, plan them out with the photographer. There is nothing wrong with having those special outdoor shots in black and white. It really helps to make the special day more unique, and things run smoother.