Planning Your Wedding: Top Tips for a Stress-Free Day (Part 2)
Prepared for Picture Perfect
Time Flies When You’re Having Fun. The last thing you want on your big day is to spend most of it in front of a lens. By planning what shots you want with your photographer in advance, this leaves you more time to relax and enjoy your day.
Location, Location, Location. We advise choosing one location for your wedding photographs. This can eliminate the stress of travelling back and forth between locations and gives you more time for celebrating.
Weather Ready. Rain on your wedding shouldn’t dampen your day. Investing in some umbrellas could be a good idea if you’re pretty sure the day is going to be very wet. It’s also a good idea to discuss some indoor alternatives with your photographer in advance to avoid last-minute stress or disappointment.
Unplug your wedding. Everyone wants a piece of the action at a wedding, they want the best shot and will do anything to get it. We love to capture your friends and family smiling and laughing not stuck behind their phone. Consider asking your wedding party to leave their phones aside until the official shots have been taken.
Really Relaxed Reception
The Speeches. Where to stand to best capture your wedding photos during speeches is always a consideration. Creating enough space between the tables will allow your photographer to move around, without disturbing your guests while they are listening. For a more personal speech, make sure you have eye contact with your other half when speaking to her or him and anyone else you may be speaking about or to.
Cutting the Cake. Great pictures are more likely to emerge from a photo-friendly setting, even if the surroundings are not entirely visible in the captured image. The cake is no exception. Consider the backdrop of your cake-cutting area and how much space there is around it for your photographer or videographer to move around easily.
The First Dance. We recommend that couples give us a minimum of ten-minute heads up before they are ready to begin so that we can make sure our lights and your photography is looking awesome. Don’t rush it. The longer your dance is, the more time we have to capture more angles.
If you enjoyed these tips…stay tuned! The third and last part of the article is coming next week!