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By Diana V Photography & Film and Luke Ellery
After months of planning your dream wedding, the actual event will only last a few beautiful but fleeting hours - a lot of effort goes into a relatively short event (particularly for western brides and grooms). One of the only things that can make those perfect fleeting moments last is your wedding photography. Having an album or a few framed images from your day will help you re-capture those perfect moments. Now, of course, you want those photos to look good. There are a few things you can do during your wedding planning that will help your photographer capture some aesthetically pleasing features. We collaborated on this article with the very talented Diana V Photography who shares her insider tips to ensure you get the best out of your wedding photos. Include these photogenic features at your wedding, and every time you look back at your wedding album or gaze at the wedding pictures on your wall, you will surely be amazed at how the memory looks just as beautiful as it felt on the day.
All Images by Diana V Photography
If you are looking forward to beautiful photos of your dress hanging up, all the details prettily arranged and you and your bridal party getting ready in style, you might want to think carefully about where you’re going to be getting ready. Find something with character that suits your style - where you feel comfortable. Ideally, there will be plenty of natural light and lots of space for everyone to move around.
It’s your big day; you might as well arrive in style. Cars are great for creative photographs - reflections, mirrors and windows. There is so much emotion and tension when you get out of your car, about to walk down the aisle. They are beautiful moments to capture that will remind you of how you felt on your big day for years to come.
You reach the moment when you’ve done it, you are married, and it’s time for the fun to begin! The happiness, excitement, and pure joy of confetti shots never fails to put a smile on people’s faces. The best part of it is, it doesn’t have to be traditional confetti to look stunning. Dried flowers petals are lovely and also biodegradable – sparklers or bubbles are also great options.
As a photographer, I’m pleased when people want to get straight into taking group photos, but I think it’s a shame not to take a few minutes after the ceremony to greet your guests. The intimate moment of your loved ones congratulating you and your new husband or wife make for beautiful photographs. It shows all the warmth and love that your friends and family feel for you – which will undoubtedly be one of your most precious memories as you look back on your special day.
Two hours before sunset has the best light. It’s warm, soft, and very flattering! So, I always encourage my couples to sneak out for a few more photos just before sunset - it doesn’t have to take long. Depending on your choice of venue, you might just take 10 minutes after your main course, while your guests are still eating. Often these pre-sunset photos end up being the favourites because they have an epic quality that can’t be replicated at just any time of day.
Don’t be afraid to stray from the norm. When it comes to planning a wedding, you’ll come across all the “must haves” and “how things should be done”. Make your wedding (and, in turn, your photos) unique by adding a personal touch. Perhaps including a little tradition from your culture (or distant ancestry); something that reminds you of the place you grew up, or simply something close to your heart.
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