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
in your chosen wedding transport
get out and thank your driver
then make your way with your wedding party
to the entrance where friends and family are eagerly awaiting your arrival.
You enter your wedding venue
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.
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
and for the Groom’s.
The exchanging of vows
the First Kiss
the blessing of your union
the odd amazing but unexpected moment,
the signing of the register with your bridal bouquet on display
and with your witnesses
before you leave the ceremony as partners for life.
Then it’s time for the confetti to fly
before departing and making your way to your wedding reception venue for your wedding breakfast.
Don’t forget this is part two. Take a look at parts one and three for more ideas.