Must have wedding photos part one, the preparations.
This Blog, the first of 3 on the subject, is intended for couples who want ideas on what images to ask their wedding photographer for so they are able to tell the whole story of their day. Budding wedding photographers who want ideas for what they should be photographing will also find it useful.
No two weddings are ever the same and not all the photos mentioned will be taken at every wedding, but it helps to have some ideas of what to photograph.
Why 3 Blogs? Because I divide a wedding day into 3 parts. Getting ready, the ceremony and the wedding breakfast / evening celebrations.
The wedding might not be until the afternoon but there is lots to do, and to photograph, in the morning. Perhaps some photos showing all the excitement of you and your bridesmaids as you have your hair and make up done while sipping champagne.
Maybe your wedding dress on it’s hanger or, even better still, the moment you put it on.
All the little details like your jewellery and perfume.
The shoes bought especially for the day.
What about the confetti sitting there in a basket ready to be taken to the ceremony? The bridesmaids dresses all on hangers specially made for the occasion. Maybe there’s an exchange of gifts with happy surprised faces all around. All photos that, when put together, tell the whole story of your day.
The pretty flower girl, eyes wide open staring at your wedding dress whilst imagining herself a princess for the day. And the page boy has never looked smarter in his new suit.
Perhaps if your Mum or Dad is giving you away, a photo of the look on their faces when they see you in your dress for the first time. A special moment and a look that is never to be repeated.
Then, with your hair and make up done to perfection and your wedding dress looking just right, a few portrait photos before setting off.
Travelling between venues? You make your way down the stairs to where your wedding transport awaits with your bridesmaids in tow.
If you’ve booked some special wedding transport to take you to the ceremony, don’t forget to get if photographed.
Don’t forget the Groom. It’s his day too! Chances are he will have been given his “To Do” list and heaven help him if he forgets anything. And he might be wearing a special gift bough for the day!
And he might like a photo or two with his party.
Parents’ siblings or other family members nearby? Then perhaps a few family photos before you leave to walk down the aisle.
The list of possibilities is almost endless. Let your imagination run riot and be creative!!
Don’t forget this is only part one. Take a look at parts two and three for more suggestions.