10 Wedding Photography Tips for Brides
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10 Wedding Photography Tips for Brides

Planning a wedding is an exciting and stressful time. There are so many decisions to make, like deciding on the wedding photographer! We all know how much wedding photography can cost, but it's worth every penny. A wedding photographer will capture memories that you won't want to forget. In this blog post, we're going to discuss 10 tips for brides when choosing their wedding photographer.

10 December 2021 / Caius Symboll®

Remember that wedding photos are the only thing you have to remember on your wedding day.

1) Create A Mood Board

Make a wedding mood board or scrapbook of ideas for what style and look you want. This is helpful especially if it’s your first time hiring a wedding photographer because they can refer back to this throughout the planning process. The wedding photographer will be able to understand your wedding style and what you’re looking for.

Every photographer knows that a mood board is an important part of the experience for their clients. A photo or video shoot should be tailored to each individual, and having this kind of personalized attention goes far in making sure you feel comfortable on your big day! The best thing about creating one with Pinterest? You can save any images (even those not-so-favorite ones) because they’re always right at eye level without ever scrolling too far down into account other photos already there.

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2) Hire Photography and Videography From The Same Company

Hiring the same wedding company can save time and money! You won’t have to switch between companies, or hire a second vendor at an additional cost. Plus it’s awesome because they work so well together and they will know exactly what to do when the wedding day arrives! These five reasons are why you should hire the same.

1. The Shared Incentives and Accountability

 

2. Better Communication, Workflow & Positioning

 

3. The Common Shared Vision and Style

 

4. Fewer Contracts & Admin for a combined Photography and Videography Package

 

5. Wedding Photography and Videography Package Discounts

Read more here.

 

3) Schedule Enough Time For Each Section Of The Day

One of the most important things to do on your wedding day is to ensure that you have a timeline for all aspects. This will save time, as well as alleviate any stress from wondering whether or not there are still minutes left in one area before moving on to another aspect! It also helps if this list includes specific start times with estimated ends so nothing gets missed out during busy moments like pre-ceremony photo sessions and coronation ceremony coverage. Make sure you have enough time for all of your wedding photos. The wedding photographer must be able to capture every part of your special day, from getting ready in the morning until the last dance at night.

4) Minimize Your locations

Don’t overbook wedding photography sessions with too many places to shoot. This can take a lot of time which will cost you more money in the long run, and your wedding coverage may not be as extensive! Keep it simple by choosing one or two areas to do wedding photography instead of three or four. A good photographer will take any location and create art – trust them because these talented professionals know exactly what they’re doing.

 

5) Hire Quality Vendors

Avoiding the stress of a wedding by hiring quality vendors is an easy way to make your big day run smoothly. You want someone who will show up on time and know what they’re doing, right? It’s important that you find this perfect person for any job at hand; after all, we can’t control everything! Finding good people might seem like hard work but trust us when we say it pays off.

A Wedding Planner “handles mishaps,” so unbothered brides can enjoy wedding bliss. Hiring a wedding planner can be one of the best wedding photography tips because they take care of all the little details that you don’t have time for! You just need to make sure that your wedding photographer is also in-tune with every single aspect so there’s no confusion about what needs to go where when and who is working with whom.

Hire wedding photographers that have a lot of experience and awesome ratings from past brides! You want to make sure the wedding photographer is going to deliver exactly what you’re looking for, so don’t cut corners when it comes down to hiring your wedding photography company.

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6) Plan Enough Time for Hair & Make-up

The last thing you want on your wedding day is a headache from worrying about hair and makeup. Make sure to leave time for finishing touches, detail shots with close friends/family members as well as candid moments captured by our photographers! You need to make sure your hair and makeup are done in time for the wedding photography sessions. This will save a lot of stress knowing that you have enough time before wedding coverage begins!

 

7) Incorporate a First Look Session

A first look session between bride and groom is a wedding photography trend that is growing more and more popular. It’s an intimate moment between the couple to share their first look before walking down the aisle, so it may be helpful to add this into your wedding day agenda if you can!

All jitters fade away, just for this moment where two people can enjoy what will be a historic occasion together with their loved ones by their side. The first look photo session provides some fantastic photos that are sure not only make great memories but also last forever in photographs taken at one’s special time.

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8) Schedule The Couples Session During The Best Lighting

Wedding photographers know when is the best time for wedding photography, so be sure to schedule your couples session in between wedding photography coverage. This will ensure that you have bright and beautiful wedding photos! If you booked your venue because of the spectacular view or gorgeous vines, it’s essential to schedule a couples session 30-45 minutes before sunset. The romantic hues during golden hour make this our favorite time for the beautiful bride and groom.

 

9) Schedule Time In Your Ballroom

You know that moment when you finally get to see the reception your photographer has been dreaming of? It’s a great opportunity for them, but also one where they can put together an amazing session. Your guests are more likely not going anywhere anytime soon so make sure there is plenty of photo opportunities around both on-the dance floor and throughout other areas without wandering too much!

 

10) Include A Sneak Away Session

The night sky is a spectacular backdrop for photos, and it’s easy to get the shots you want. A quick 20- or 30-minute session can be scheduled during or after dinner depending on your reception time frame with little hassle from our team! As well as being romantic in theme – dramatic images which use lighting are made even more stunning when captured under dark skies.

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BONUS TIP: 11) Choosing a wedding photographer

At Symboll, our photographers have been trained in all aspects of photography, from lighting and posing to photo editing. They will make sure that your special day is captured beautifully so you can cherish it forever. And our customer service team is always available if you need help or have any questions. Sit back and relax knowing everything will be taken care of by people who love their job as much as they love helping brides-to-be like yourself! Contact us below to start your adventure.

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