Must Have Wedding Photos – Part Two

 

Must have wedding photos part Two, the ceremony.

For the second part of this 3 part blog on ideas for Must Have Wedding Photos I am going to concentrate on The Wedding Ceremony and immediately afterwards. Not all the ideas may seem appropriate to your day as all weddings are unique, but I think it’s always better to have too many ideas than too few. It might be best to agree with your photographer which ones suite your day beforehand, otherwise your wedding day could turn into a “photo shoot”.

So, you arrive at your ceremony venue

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The Bride arrives in her chosen wedding transport.

in your chosen wedding transport

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The Bride alights from her wedding transport.

get out and thank your driver

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The Bride thanks her chauffeur.

then make your way with your wedding party

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The Bride with her wedding party approach the church.

to the entrance where friends and family are eagerly awaiting your arrival.

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Friends and family greet the Bride on her arrival.

You enter your wedding venue

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The Bride and her Father enter the Church.

As you walk down the aisle, your Groom can’t resist the temptation to turn and look. He sees you for the first time that day and the look on his face say it all.

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The Groom watches his beautiful Bride walk up the aisle.

From this point on, the photographs your photographer is able to capture will depend to a large degree not just on their ability and equipment, but also on the Priest / Vicar / Registrar and how much “freedom” they allow your photographer during the ceremony. I will always do my very best to attend any rehearsal you may have so that I can build up a bit of a rapport with the officiant ( I have found this does help as they can see for themselves that I will treat the ceremony with respect and I am no longer a complete stranger to them on the wedding day ).

But even if the officiant is strict, there are certain Must Have photos your photographer should be able to capture. The placing of the wedding rings on the finger, both for the Bride’s

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The Groom places the wedding ring on his Bride’s finger.

and for the Groom’s.

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The Bride places her Groom’s wedding ring on his finger.

The exchanging of vows

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The Bride and Groom exchange their vows.

the First Kiss

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The Bride and Groom’s first kiss.

the blessing of your union

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The Blessing of the newly weds.

 

the odd amazing but unexpected moment,

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The Bride and Groom “High Five”.

the signing of the register with your bridal bouquet on display

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Signing the register doesn’t have to be too serious. We all know it’s not a real one!

and with your witnesses

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The Bride and Groom with their witnesses.

before you leave the ceremony as partners for life.

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The newly weds leave at the end of their wedding ceremony.

Then it’s time for the confetti to fly

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The confetti flies for the newlyweds.

before departing and making your way to your wedding reception venue for your wedding breakfast.

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The Bride and Groom get on board their transport to make their way to their wedding breakfast.

Don’t forget this is part two. Take a look at parts one and three for more ideas.

Must Have Wedding Photos – Part One

 

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.

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The wedding dress hanging in the bridal suite at Gosfield Hall in Essex.

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.

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The Bride has her make up done in the bridal suite at Gosfield Hall in Essex.

Maybe your wedding dress on it’s hanger or, even better still, the moment you put it on.

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The Mother of the Bride helps her daughter into her dress at Houchins Farm in Essex.

All the little details like your jewellery and perfume.

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The perfume and jewellery on a wedding day.

The shoes bought especially for the day.

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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.

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The pretty flower girl admires the beautiful bride at Woodall Manor in Suffolk.

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.

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A tearful Dad sees his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time at Gosfield Hall in Essex.

Then, with your hair and make up done to perfection and your wedding dress looking just right, a few portrait photos before setting off.

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The beautiful Bride peeks from behind her wedding bouquet.

Travelling between venues? You make your way down the stairs to where your wedding transport awaits with your bridesmaids in tow.

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The bridal party make their way down the stairs.

If you’ve booked some special wedding transport to take you to the ceremony, don’t forget to get if photographed.

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A photo of you with your transport is a must.

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!

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The Groom wears a very special gift.

And he might like a photo or two with his party.

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The Groom with his Best Man and Ushers decide on a Reservoir Dogs style photo.

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.