PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS

I have put together a few simple suggestions for you to consider when planning your wedding day.  It’s the smaller details that can have a big impact on how your day is remembered.
your day

YOUR WAY

01.
BE COMPLETELY AT EASE
The best way to achieve natural and relaxed images is for you to feel completely at ease with your photographer.  You should be able to forget that they are there.   When considering who to choose to capture your day, make sure you really connect and get along.

Your photographer will be present for the lion’s share of your day, and also during some intimate and private moments.

Wherever possible seek testemonials from previous brides who describe the photographer’s style and manner as well as their images.

02.
ENGAGEMENT SHOOTS
Engagement shoots are worth every single second.  With my hand on my heart I can honestly say I take better images of couples I have already shot with.  Your relationship is utterly unique.  Each and every couple are wonderfully, crazily, brilliantly different.  Having a heads up on what makes YOU both tick, how YOU both connect will ensure I get amazing photos on your wedding day.
LOCATION SHOOTS

SOMEWHERE PRETTY

SOMEWHERE PERSONAL

“But I feel really awkward having my photograph taken” he says.

Well then…  surely it’s better to have a  practice.  Trust me, you’ll love it xx

03.
UNPLUG

Consider an unplugged ceremony – requesting that your guests put down their phones and gadgets during your service and fully immerse themselves in the moment.

Pinterest has some really great suggestions and ideas for artisitic and polite ways to suggest this to your guests.

04.
YOUR INBETWEEN MOMENTS
The bits that make you you..  these are always my favourite images.

Let me in, don’t hold back, be open to sharing your quirkyness, your from-the-belly laugh, your tears, your love, your you.

Try not to focus on having your photograph takens, just relax and live the moment.

YOUR COUPLES SHOOT

Some private time to get some intimate images of the pair of you at the very start of your married life together.

This usually takes about twenty minutes, if you would like these images make sure you factor these timings into your day.

YOUR COUPLES SHOOT

Some private time to get some intimate images of the pair of you at the very start of your married life together.

This usually takes about twenty minutes, if you would like these images make sure you factor these timings into your day.

YOUR COUPLES SHOOT

Some private time to get some intimate images of the pair of you at the very start of your married life together.

This usually takes about twenty minutes, if you would like these images make sure you factor these timings into your day.

06.
HIGHLIGHT YOUR KEY GUESTS
No photographer is pyschic – make sure you communicate with them the absolute key guests of your day.

I aim to capture as many candid and natural shots of your guests as possible, but it always helps to know if you have a best friend travelling from overseas or a distant relative who holds a special place in your heart.

Talk to me, tell me!

07.
LIGHT SPACE AND TIME
The word ‘photograph’ translated means ‘drawing with light’.  Light is everything when it comes to photography.

If you are having  winter wedding consider creative options for getting more light into you day.  For example sparkler exits can be a fun alternative to the traditional confetti shots.

Talk to your photographer about your venue options and key events.  If there is going to be a glorious sunset then try to factor that into your timings.

A photographer confident with flash is vital for venues with limited natural light, so always make sure you ask to see such images in a portfolio

08.
FORMALS

Although the vast majority of my images are candid and natural, formal and groups shots play a part in most weddings.  Seeing four (sometimes five) generations of a family in one place is special and worth capturing.

My top tips for this is don’t over do it.  Try to limit the number of large groups to under five, ten at the most.  My second top tip is try to consider the expectations of wider family members who may have their own ideas.  Good communications will prevent any possible disappointment or missed opportunities.

09.
WITH JUST A PINCH OF CRAZY

I challenge anyone at a reception not to love the booth! 

Let your guests go a little crazy and keep a momento of your day. 

Sleek and stylish by design and fully interactive. 

Your guests can even leave short video messages for you both to enjoy after the main event!

The images from the photobooth can be a creative way to present your guest book.

 

10.
ENJOY THE PARTY

The party never finishes with the first dance!

If, like me, you like to party make sure you hire a photographer who is willing to stay that extra mile and capture the dance floor antics long after the first dance.

S I M P L Y   

B E A U T I F U L   

P H O T O G R A P H Y

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