7 Wedding Photos You Need To Put On Your Photography List … Like Right Now!
Each wedding photographer has there go to photos and their individual quirks/ styles and ultimately will capture your day in a unique way. So the photographer you choose wants to share your wedding vision. They are going to capture many moments and whilst photographers will of course identify and ensure the classic moments are captured such as cutting the cake, the speeches and your your first dance, there are some crucial photographs that I know you won’t want to miss.
These photos can often capture the real raw emotion of your wedding day, showcasing the individual pieces that make your celebration and marriage special.
Lets dive in to 7 Wedding Photos You Need To Put On Your Photography List
Are you ready to find out the photo esssentials? These special photos are ones not to be overlooked. So lets show you how you can ensure none of these moments are missed. Time to read the guide below.
- The Getting Ready Moments
It is a very common scene to only have one of you photographed whilst you are getting ready. More often than not photographers will mainly focus on the brides getting ready. So what about you both having getting ready photos? The attention is often focused on the ladies during the morning of the wedding, but it’s equally lovely to capture the groom’s preparation for the day too. It adds to your wedding story being able to relive both of yours getting ready moments.
Although it may be true that the grooms party typically require less time to get ready, it doesn’t mean that putting on the wedding suit, tying your tie or placing your buttonhole isn’t a big moment too. Not only that but your grooms party are there because they’re important to you. Trust me you want this photographed so you can have the memories.
- The Reaction (tears alert)
The moment you and your family have been waiting for, the walk down the aisle. All eyes are drawn to how amazing and beautiful you look. Picture this you walk down the aisle, surrounded by happy loved ones, your soon-to-be spouse turns round and their eyes don’t waive away from you. Tears start to run down their face. The first moment you lock eyes as soon-to-be partner in crime. Can you now imagine not having this moment photographed?
My top tip for here is to make sure your photographer has a second so they can make sure they can capture both your and your partners face. Nothing will then be missed!
Alternatively, if you and your partner want to have a more intimate reveal, it’s becoming increasingly popular to have a private first look. Many couples want a keepsake of that magical ‘wow!’ moment as they lay eyes on each other for the first time.
- Your Grandparents
Your grandparents will likely be super excited about your wedding, that’s for sure! Therefore, capturing pictures of your grandparents (and particularly your great-grandparents) is an absolute must-have.
Let your photographer know about their seating arrangements so that they can snap some lovely candid shots of them in addition to including them in the family portraits.
Additionally, it’s also a good idea to take some solo shots of your elderly relatives with you, separated from the rest of the family. Believe me when I say that a thank-you card with one of these photos included will unquestionably make their day!
- Your Venue
You’ve chosen your venue for a reason. It’s a place that should be remembered to mark a new chapter of your life. However amidst all the excitement and preparations of the wedding, it’s easy to forget significance of your wedding venue. Your venue plays a substantial role on your wedding day, and while it serves as the backdrop for your photographs and the day, it’s also important to capture how stunning it was in its own right as a future memento.
This is especially true if you’ve chosen an unconventional or historical location, but regardless of the venue you’ve selected, it’s lovely to have some photographs that remind you why you picked that particular place for your celebration.
Therefore, it’s a great idea to ask your photographer to take some pictures of the venue before the guests arrive, including shots of the reception room adorned with decorations, the antique fireplace, the picturesque gardens, and anything that made the venue unique and memorable to you.
- Anything With Meaning
Emotion is running high on your wedding day. The emotion often comes with marrying the love of your life, being surrounded by family members and having gifts with sentimental meaning. Are you planning to wear a piece of jewellery like your father’s watch. Have you invited four generations of your family to the wedding? Is your “something blue” an item that holds special meaning to you? Or, are you incorporating some vintage wedding traditions into your celebration?
These are the elements that make your wedding distinctively your own – and why it’s incredibly crucial to have a conversation with your photographer about taking the care to focus in on these items. This way, you’ll always have the significant and meaningful touches that make your wedding uniquely personalised to you.
- From Across The Sea
How far are your guests coming from to make sure they’re at your wedding? Maybe some are flying in. The important bit is that they are travelling no matter the distance to make sure they are there to celebrate their wedding with you. It can be really lovely to have a special moment with them to show how much you love them and thank them for their presence, also to create a lasting memory of their support of your relationship.
Ask your photographer to capture a few beautiful moments with them. It doesn’t have to be anything too formal, but a candid shot of you interacting with your loved ones will serve as a lovely reminder of their effort to be there for you on your big day and makes a great memento of someone you may not see as often as you’d like too!
- Are kids invited?
I know its a hard decision whether you want to invite children to your wedding but If that’s a yes read on. Taking photos of any children involved in your wedding can be a challenging task. It is 100% worth capturing their unique personalities and these fleeting moments. It will nice to look back on in years to come to see how much they have grown. While the pageboys and flower girls are often included in the formal photos and wedding party, it’s the candid shots on the dance floor or playing around the venue that showcase their true character.
Many weddings also offer activities or gifts for children, providing an excellent opportunity to capture them having fun and enjoying themselves in their own element too.
Don’t Miss a Thing!
Ensure that you don’t miss any precious moments of your wedding day by working together with your photographer as a team. It’s crucial to sit down and have a chat with your photographer not only during your engagement shoot (brilliant way to break the camera ice – read the full engagement shoot guide here) but also later on, when you’ve made all the big decisions and have a clearer vision of your wedding.
Let your photographer know about all the special touches that make your wedding unique, such as wearing your mom’s veil or grandad’s wedding band, having an adults and kids bouncy castle, any handmade items or any family that have made an extra effort to be with you on the day.
The more information your photographer has, the better prepared they can be in capturing all these beautiful, individual, and meaningful moments on your wedding day. Plus, it gives your photographer a chance to get to know you better to making your photographs even more perfect.
If you’re on the fence and need help working out the photography you need for you special day drop me a message here and I can help plan out the right photography for your wedding day
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