Wedding Photography Mistakes That Can Be Easily Avoided

Wedding photography is an essential part of any wedding day. It’s the process that captures unique moments from this life changing event. These are the images you could potentially be showing your grandchildren one day and will hold an enormous sentimental value to your family. So you naturally want to look your absolute best and ensure you get beautiful photographs from every aspect of the day. To guarantee you get wedding photographs that you are 100% happy with, here are some things you should avoid doing.

Not hiring a professional

While it might be tempting to hire a friend who is good with a digital camera, it’s always best to hire a professional photographer. Wedding photography can be high pressured and you need someone who has the experience and ability to adapt to any situation. Hiring someone who has no experience of wedding photographer could be a recipe for disaster and spoil your big day. You might be trying to save money but remember these will be the reminders of one of the best days in your life, so they are worth spending the money on. Check out potential photographers online portfolios and read their about me pages. Take a look at to get an idea of what you should be looking for.


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Forgetting the details

Some of the best wedding photographs are ones that capture the smaller details of your wedding. You will obviously want photos of the dress, the venue and the cake. But forgetting about these smaller items could make your wedding seem impersonal. You may wish to capture a handmade wedding favour, your invitations or the colourful shoes you are wearing. It’s important that you write a list of all these small details and discuss them with your photographer to make sure they are included.

Not helping get your guests organized

Remember that your photographer is unlikely to have met any of your guests before. This can make it tough to coordinate group photographs and ensure everyone who needs to be included is. So it’s best to help them out as much as you can. Appoint a friend or relative who knows the majority of the guests and can get them organised. This will make taking group photographs and portraits go quicker and smoother and reduce the risk of anyone being left out. You can also write a list of some shots you would like and who you would like included to guarantee you get exactly what you want.


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Try not to pose too much

Having too many posed photographs can seem unnatural and could make you and your guests uncomfortable. Some of the best wedding photographs are ones that are taken candidly. Try to combine a mixture of both posed and candid shots for your wedding photos, which will show how fun and enjoyable your wedding was.

As you can see, there are plenty of things you need to consider regarding your wedding photography. Avoid these mistakes and you’ll create a wedding album that’s full of images that reflect your big day perfectly.


This post was submitted by Beth Jones