If you’re here, you’re looking for tips for a more photogenic wedding. Well, what if I told you that all those beautiful, romantic, and dreamy wedding images you see on the internet were not just happenstance, but rather, they were the result of planning, and positioning, and intentionality? And what if I told you that you could have images just like that?! I’ll let in on my secrets for how to make your wedding more photogenic because who doesn’t want their wedding to look like it belongs in a magazine? Here we go!
One of the cool things with renting out an Aribnb for your wedding is the fact that you can rent one based on how you want you photos to look. Want white backgrounds? Pine walls? Velvet chairs? Floor to ceiling windows? There are tons of choices and there will also be options for you that fit your budget.
Lighting is so very crucial for photography. While many things can be done in camera – and later in editing to provide the desired look, choosing a room with plenty of natural light is ideal!
Make sure you have everything in one place for me for details shots. Jewelry, flowers, shoes, dress, invitations, programs, hair piece, veil, etc. I will use any and everything you provide for me!
I love a gold watch, or pearl earrings, or a fur wrap, or statement jewelry to spice things up! Not only are they incredible for your detail images, you also look stunning ON you!
First looks are great because they can be orchestrated in a way that leaves you breathless when you look at the images. You can really see his face when he sees you for the first time on your wedding day. You can also take some time to have a moment with just the two of you! Read about why you should consider a first look here!
I work with the chemistry of my couples. This is how I learn what they are comfortable with and what comes natural when it comes to posing. So play with his hair, and kiss her softly on the cheek, do a twirl or dip, and have fun! I’m just there to capture it.
If possible, getting images of all the decorations at your ceremony and reception locations before people are seated is an excellent way to elevate the quality of the content in your wedding images!
The first kiss is a high-pressure moment for everyone in the room and the last thing you want ruining the perfect picture is your officiant’s nose between your faces as you go in for that big kiss. If you ask the officiant to take a step to the left or right just before the kiss, this will take care of the possible photobomb!
Having a background that I can shoot against for your first dance is a great idea! This can be your head table, string lights, your cake table, or something else!
These are so fun and romantic. Consider options like sparklers, biodegradable paper hearts, flower petals, bubbles, etc. And don’t forget to kiss at the end of the tunnel or in your car!
I hope these tips for a more photogenic wedding are helpful to you in your wedding planning!
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Jan 25, 2019