The wedding of the year is on the horizon, and you have lots to plan. From the cake to the gown and the guests, it is going to be a hectic couple of weeks. But, just because you are going to be busy doesn’t mean you can forget the photos. Yep, a wedding is one day, yet it can last forever with the right pictures. Plus, who doesn’t want to see their friends and family in all their glory? Okay, maybe not too much glory, but just enough! To make sure you get a perfect balance, here are the secrets every bride should know.
Find A Fantastic Photographer
The first thing to say is no. That’s a no to the people who are looking to use your wedding as a venue to cut their teeth. It’s sad that they need experience, but the fact they do means they don’t have the skills to capture the moment. Not to be harsh, but you don’t want to be the bride who finds it out the hard way. Sorry wannabe David Baileys but your wedding is off limits. Next, don’t just settle for a decent one. You want a photographer with experience, who understands the industry and has an excellent portfolio. And, one who doesn’t charge a fortune would be nice, too.
Work On Body Language
Everything is ready. The camera is hot and the photographer is about to press the button when they notice something amiss. What is it, you ask? Well, it’s the bride and groom. You might want to spend the rest of your life together, yet your body language says differently. So, work on relaxing in front of the camera. It’s difficult because it’s such a weird situation and you won’t have experienced it before. However, it’s essential if you don’t want all your images to look staged and inorganic. Natural photos are the best kind, which is why body language is vital.
Your body language might be perfect but it doesn’t matter if the right people aren’t in the right place at the right time. Getting the bridesmaids and groomsmen together sounds a cinch, yet it isn’t as simple as you like to imagine. People are too busy mingling to bother about wedding photography and some don’t make the photos at all. Whether you take the job on or ask an usher, ensure everyone is good to go when the photographer is ready.
Practice, Practice, Practice
Ultimately, there is no better way to strike a perfect pose with amazing body language than to try it at home. Yep, standing in front of the bathroom mirror and replicating a fake photo shoot is a little silly. And, it might make you feel like a fool. But, when it comes to the final product, you and your man will look like a king and queen on their wedding day. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect.
Just keep these tips hush-hush for now. You don’t want another bride stealing your thunder!