When the big day arrives, photography should be one of the last things on your mind. As long as you have booked a professional that knows their stuff and you trust them, you can relax in the knowledge that your perfect day is being captured.
Let everyone know that the photographer will be weaving in and out of all the guests during the day, capturing candid shots that reflect the atmosphere and action. This will be in the morning as the bridal party is getting ready, during speeches, cocktail hour, dancing at the end of the night, and every other little moment that can be captured.
You and your photographer should have discussed lighting situations so that they can set the lens appropriately, so make sure there are no unplanned changes. Particularly beautiful lighting backgrounds are at night with simple fairy lights hung up, as well as natural daytime light from the sun. Take advantage of these moments.
- Special shots
Along with candids, you should plan at least an hour for special shots of the bridal party, family, friends, and the full wedding group. These will be right after the ceremony as guests are enjoying some cocktails. Don’t rush these as they will likely end up being framed.
- Weather change
It happens, so make sure you have umbrellas that suit your outfits if it rains, and perhaps even some wellies if needed. The photographer will be prepared for a change of weather, so make sure you are too.