After photographing over 100 weddings, I’ve thought back over my happy clients and rounded up a list of the top ways to get the best wedding day photos on your special day!
Besides your partner and memories, your wedding day photos are the only thing that is going to stand the test of time. That’s why it’s so important to work with a wedding photographer you can connect with. Your wedding photos will always be looked at, even 20 or 30 years later, and you’ll want to be able to look at the photos and remember the moments.
If you want to make sure your wedding day photos turn out how you imagine them to, keep reading for my best tips!
Tips for Wedding Day Photos
Stay in the moment.
It’s never easy to “act natural” when a photographer is documenting your every move but I like to encourage my clients to remember to stay in the moment on their wedding days. If your photographer starts getting closer to capture a moment, try and stay in that moment instead of breaking the moment and looking at the camera and smiling. If I’m your photographer, I will definitely get that photo right after.
Trust your photographer.
Booking your wedding photographer is a MAJOR decision. I always encourage potential clients to take their time deciding because it’s so huge. If you hired right, you’ll trust that your photographer will cover your wedding the way you want and so if your photographer asks you to do something that sounds a little out there – trust them. They have the eye and in my experience, those always end up being some of my clients favorite images.
Embrace your weird.
Don’t be afraid to do you. It’s what will make you the most comfortable and will, therefore, make for the best photos. I LOVE when couples ask me to do really unique photos like recreating their grandparent’s wedding photos or do a silly portrait of them with bowling balls because that was their first date. I’m always up for all the weird and fun things that make my clients unique.
Don’t worry about the things that won’t matter in 10 years.
This is a big one. These photos will live on for decades after your wedding day. In 10, 20 years your only concern will be looking through your wedding album and remembering the feelings. You’ll be reminiscing about how excited and happy you were on your wedding day. You’re not opening your wedding album with your future children to point out the crooked flower arrangement, the mud on your dress or the way your hair fell out from dancing so much. If it won’t matter ten years down the line, it’s not worth the stress on your wedding day.