Wedding Day Tips For Beautiful Pictures

One of the things that I have been asked on several occasions is what can I do to help make my pictures beautiful.  Almost always I respond with a simple be natural and be yourself.  While I still believe that to be a good tip, after further consideration, I have compiled a few tips that can prove helpful:

Wedding Day Tips For Beautiful Pictures

  • Relax – hopefully everything will go as planned with your wedding, but with events there are a bunch of details and sometimes a thing or two may be a little off.  I encourage you not to let it steal your peace or the joy of the day.
  • Enjoy – take time to take in the day and enjoy it. Everything goes by pretty fast and you invested allot of time and money in to this day so take the time to look around and take it all in.  See the friends and family members that are there with you celebrating your union, look at the beauty of your venue and decorations, and take a huge mental picture of your new spouse.
  • Smile – this helps makes the photographer’s job easier.  I know there is stress, nerves, and anxiousness going on but again try to enjoy the day.  I am not saying to be phony.  However, don’t hold back the joy, the tears, the anticipation, etc.  Try to feel the excitement of the day and all of what is taking place and enjoy your spouse.  Allow me to capture the raw emotions of the day.  After all, the two of you joining together is what this is all about.
  • Be natural – I know it can be a little difficult with someone walking around taking photos, but remember the day is about you not the photographer so don’t worry about him walking around taking photos. Be yourselves and enjoy your day.  These type of candid shots makes for some of the most memorable pictures.
  • Picture Taking – inform your guest in your invitation to give your photographer preference.  While I have heard of some couples informing their guest they cannot take pictures at all, and not because they were celebrities, but to allow the photographer to work.  However, in this day and age, I don’t believe it is necessary to prohibit guest from taking pictures all together.  Yet, it is quite necessary for guest to be courteous of your photographer and you.  I shot a wedding where I was battling guests for the best spot to get pictures of the bride and groom.  And that makes it challenging to get the best shots of you.
  • Venue Helps – I am not saying you need to have the most extravagant and most expensive venue.  That is not the case at all.  I have taken and seen some of the most beautiful pictures from weddings in backyards.  However, the setting lays the background for your images.  The job of the photographer is to capture that beauty and having a nice backdground can help.  This could even mean having your wedding party and family pictures at a nearby park.

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