The wedding photos you take on your wedding day will be photos that you will cherish forever. That’s why it is so important to hire the right photographer to take the perfect photos.
Great wedding photographers have the experience and skill to take photos that not only stand out, but help capture moments that you will remember for the rest of your life. They can spot the little things, can help be your creative partner, and help bring your special day to life. Professional photographers produce high-quality photos and are also skilled in editing to make sure the moment is captured perfectly.
But how do you know which wedding photos to take on your big day? A professional wedding photographer can help you decide. Here is a list of my top 5 wedding photos you need to take on your wedding day.
1. The Preparation
On your wedding day, one of the best memories you have will be of getting ready for the big day. These types of photos are effortless and are a great way to really showcase the emotions and excitement the bride, groom, and entire wedding party feel before the big moment.
I suggest getting some casual photos like some snaps in robes before preparing, some shots during the preparation process, and then some after shots after all the dresses/suits and jewelry are put on. I also suggest getting in some hair and makeup shots in the bridal suite.
2. The Wedding Party
Wedding party photos are one of the most important parts of the entire wedding celebration. These photos can show all of your closest friends’ and family members’ excitement during one of the most important days of your life. These photos can be taken before or after the wedding.
The photos should be fun, exciting, and show off your and your wedding party’s personalities.
3. The Exit
Exit photos are always fun, especially if confetti, sparklers, or any other type of fun celebration is involved. These shots showcase the excitement and enthusiasm of all of the guests as well as the excitement of the bride and groom themselves.
Exit photos can turn out absolutely stunning. They really capture the essence of the entire day and the celebration of two people coming together as one. Whether they are taken right after the ceremony or right after the reception, they are the perfect conclusion to your big day.
4. The Bridal/Groom Portrait
Be sure to get solo portraits of both the bride and groom, and then give yourself time to sneak away and have your own photos taken together as a couple too. These photos can be intimate, silly, or a mixture of both.
Remember: it’s your and your partner’s day. Be sure to capture the first few moments of your marriage by getting photos together after the ceremony.
5. The Reception (Empty)
Taking photos of the reception space completely empty can help you remember the details and planning that went into your wedding.
Before all the guests arrive to celebrate, you should have your photographer snap photos of the reception decor. You’ve spent a lot of time and effort preparing and planning your dream wedding, so be sure that your photographer snaps photos of the venue, the decor, the seating arrangements, the centerpieces, table settings, and everything in between.
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