wedding planning tips

How To Get The Most From Your Wedding Photos

We are often asked by our couples what tips we can give to help them prepare for their day. Here are a few ideas that we hope can help on you on your wedding day.

In addition to these ideas, we send all of our couples a help sheet to give them a few more ideas nearer their wedding date in order to get the best out of their wedding photos.

Before your wedding day

Create a mood board…
It can be helpful to consider making a mood board of wedding photos that you like and share them with us. Often we find that you like certain aspects of our work. This can really help us get to know your wishes.

Schedule in the necessary time for each part of your day…
Schedule adequate time for each stage of the day - some people want more photography, some just a little. As long as adequate time is set aside for your photographic wishes then we can make your plans work seamlessly. For example if you would like photos of bridesmaids/groomsmen before the ceremony, schedule a few minutes into your timeline at this and each stage of your day.

Get your hair and makeup artist finished with time to spare…
Consider booking your make up artist about 30 minutes earlier than you think necessary - this prevents us being short of time for pre-ceremony portraits due to hair and makeup over running, which can cause delays throughout your schedule. If you want time for pre-wedding bridal/groom portraits or time for portraits with family or bridesmaids/groomsmen before your ceremony, then allocating time is useful and this is once your H/MUA has finished.

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On your wedding day

You can’t hurry love…
As a bride or bridesmaid when walking down the aisle don’t look down and don’t hurry. Touch and look at each other during your ceremony. Don’t rush your first kiss - go back in for a second! It’s your wedding day, after all.

Live in the moment…
Consider going phone free for the ceremony and group shots. It helps us work more quickly, looks so much better in photographs and encourages your guest to switch off and live in the moment.

A Sunset Photoshoot…
Depending on the time of year there will be different lighting conditions. Consider planning time for a second portrait shoot as a couple just before sunset - if you wish to visit a location please schedule in more time. You can arrange this with us / your wedding planners.

Gather your Loved Ones…
For the group photos try to keep the list small and assign two confident people to gather together family members and friends - they will know key people on the day, saving time.

Make it Visual…
Confetti cannons, sparklers and fireworks are all visually spectacular can all add to the evening entertainment, your first dance and your evening exit.

Try a Pre Wedding (Engagement) Shoot…
Consider a pre-wedding shoot; it gives you a practise run and valuable experience of being in front of the camera along with extra time to discuss your wedding plans. We also offer post-wedding photoshoots that allow us to visit spectacular locations a few days after your wedding.

Find an Expert…
Wedding planners and high-quality vendors will make such a difference. We believe that experience, professionalism, and ambition to provide excellent service set experts apart from other options available. We will happily recommend some excellent wedding planners & stylists to any of our clients. They really are worth their weight in gold and have the ability to create a truly memorable wedding day.

We try and meet all of our couples in person to discuss the unique characteristics of your day. If you want to arrange a meeting with us then drop us an email at info@bloomfieldphoto.com