I am so excited to unveil my new Bridal Guide! I have spent so much time putting together this 70 page magazine to help brides have the best photographic experience on their wedding day! It is full of information from preparing for engagement photos to planning the wedding time line, and all the little details in between! I can’t wait to share it with my brides! And, of course, it features some of the prettiest photos of my past brides and grooms, their families and weddings! It’s not just a PDF either – its a real life gorgeous magazine! My gift to every one of my brides!
Here are some of my basic tips for helping your Wedding Day photography be the best it can be!
Getting Ready: Plan extra time into your time line. It seems like 8 hours is plenty of time for photos, but it seems to slip by so quickly during the day! I suggest adding in time specifically during your getting ready time. From a million people asking a million questions, misplaced cuff links, or just getting the bridal veil attached correctly…the minutes slip by. Add in some cushion so you aren’t worrying about it.
Family Photos: Remind all people in family photos to gather in one place and not to leave! So many times we are ready for Uncle Harry and he’s left the scene. Also remind everybody to have corsages are boutonnieres already pinned on. Don’t worry about getting every last combo of grandparents, siblings and cousins. Stick to a few important shots. If there is a particular photo you must have be sure to have it on a shot list for your photographer.
Gather the Goods: When the photographer first arrives they are getting an idea of the space, meeting your wedding party and getting the creative ideas flowing. Help keep the beginning of the day running smoothly by gathering all the bridal details that you want photographed into one place (a box or tub is ideal). That way the photographer can get to work without hunting down each piece.
Really consider the “First Look”! Many brides want to stick with tradition and have their groom see her for the first time as she walks down the isle. By doing a First Look before the ceremony you actually are gaining more photo time and actual images while reducing stress. You can go directly from your ceremony to your reception and start the party! While I would never insist on a First Look, I would also be happy to talk to you about all the benefits!
Enjoy your day… things may not go exactly as planned…it may rain, the flower girl might melt down during photos, or your garter may get lost. And its okay. Enjoy your day…it will go by in a matter of hours but your marriage will be a lifetime!
Please give me a call 701-748-5656 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss all your ideas and plans for your wedding day!
I would be happy to send you a Wedding Experience Pricing Guide to get you started! I truly look forward to hearing from you.