3 Tips For Excellent Wedding Pictures + 3 Bonus Tips!
In August of 2014, we had the pleasure of hosting Jen & Ryan’s beautiful wedding at Jones Crossing. They were the first couple to take advantage of the new horse and carriage partnership that was added to the services available for weddings and events at our place! Their photographer, Stephanie Stewart of Stewart Imagery, sent us some really great shots from their special day. After you’ve digested her wedding photography tips, be sure to take a look at the wedding pictures she shared!
All Stewart Imagery Wedding Collections include a Complementary Engagement Session, as well as online downloadable gallery. Please contact Stephanie for a Custom Wedding Collection at email@example.com. Happy Wedding Planning!
Itâ€™s such an honor to be asked to share photography tips for future Jones Crossing Brides! Educating my wedding couples is an important part of my job, and it always helps the wedding day to go so much more smoothly. There are many tips to share regarding photography on the wedding day, and here are a few of my favorites! -Stephanie Stewart
Tip #1: Windows are wonderful for wedding pictures!
As a photographer, working with light of all kinds is imperative. I love photographing bridal details using lovely, natural light. I always ask where the Bride will be getting ready and if there will be any large windows in the room. If so, Iâ€™m in luck! If there will not be any windows, then I know ahead of time that Iâ€™ll be using off-camera lighting to photograph the bridal details and preparation.
Bonus Tip #1: Make-up artists love to use available window light to apply makeup. By choosing a room with at least one large window to get ready in on your Big Day, youâ€™ll delight your make-up artist and photographer.
Tip #2: Dress for success!
For extra pretty and more polished images during the bridal preparation part of the day, consider asking your bridesmaids and anyone who will be helping you put on your wedding gown be dressed and ready beforehand. I’m pretty sure you didn’t spend the majority of your time looking into something like winnie couture bridal for your dream dress, to only find out the photos did not do it any justice. That would be the worse feeling, especially as you hope for everything to be perfect on this day. Your photographs will show the color and details of your attendants, and will result in a cohesive look in your wedding album!
Bonus Tip #2: Before slipping on your wedding gown, take a few moments to clear away any items that may be cluttering the getting ready area. Remove water bottles and any trash. Move all belongings to one area. Your photographer will thank you and youâ€™ll be left with images that focus on you and those moments truly feeling like a bride before walking down the aisle!
Tip #3: Time is of the essence!
When working with your photographer who could be similar to the best wedding photographer in Cairns and wedding coordinator, be sure to build in extra cushions of time throughout the day to reduce stress and enjoy the day even more. By over-estimating the amount of time it will take for hair and makeup, for example, should a delay happen, it will be accounted for in the timeline. Will you be getting ready at the same location as your Ceremony? If not, be sure to factor in travel time between locations and build in a buffer of time into the timeline. And if youâ€™re running ahead of schedule, take a few moments to relax, to grab a snack, and to be truly present and in the moment.
Bonus Tip #3: Speaking of time, I love when my couples prioritize portrait time during their wedding day! This can be done a few ways. One option is a First Look. Once youâ€™re both ready, you and your groom see each other for the first time and share some beautiful, sweet private moments. I adore photographing this special time! Another option is doing a First Look with a parent, if you donâ€™t wish to see your Groom prior to the Ceremony. I also love stealing away the Bride and Groom during Cocktail Hour and during the last light of the day for romantic sunset portraits!