The wedding day is one of the most special and crucial moments of our lives, and there goes so much planning for that special day. Starting from the venue, guests, food, drinks, music, theme, dresses, makeup, hairstyle and so much more. However, to take everything into memory you will need to employ a good wedding photographer. If you are going to do the photography by yourself, I recommend you choose either the Nikon D5600 or the Canon T7i. They are affordable and can get the job done well. This will save you some money. If you have found a photographer and are looking for ways to makes his/her job easier, also your photographs better, then you are in the right place as I will try to explain to you thoroughly the dos and don’ts of wedding day photography. Without further ado, let’s get on with it.
The biggest tip I can give you for your wedding day, and this is not just for photography is don’t stress it out about the small things, and even the bigger incidents, just enjoy your special day. I know that a lot of planning and money has gone into your wedding, so naturally, you want everything to be perfect without any mistake, just like you have set it up in your head and planned.
However, since these are complex events, incidents will happen, and during my time as a wedding photographer I have seen lots of things happen very frequently such as the makeup of the bride being late due to error or preference, cake may arrive late or may be damaged, the bridesmaids or the groomsmen may arrive late or maybe under the influence, the speaker of the venue may not work properly wedding gown accidents and so much more. Just take a deep breath and relax it is not the end of the world, just enjoy your day and have fun with your loved ones.
When it comes to photography the most crucial things that will affect how good your photographs will come out is lighting. For indoor events this is a little easier since it is easier to manipulate and apply artificial lights, I would suggest you put candles in tables, and uplighting in purple, orange and blue look just perfect on every occasion. For outdoor receptions make sure to add as much as you can, you can do this with candles, light strings and so on, get creative.
Make time for the photography session, at least two hours, so you can have one to spare. That is right delays will happen so be sure to take as much time for the session as possible, since it will not be easy to recreate the shots that you discussed with your photographer, and since we are at it, talk with your photographer about how you want the photographs to look, check Pinterest for ideas and send them to your photographer. I would suggest you take your photographs about 1 or 2 hours before the sunset to get the best results, and I wouldn’t suggest after midnight since everyone is tired and the lighting is just not optimal.
That’s it, fairly simple but effective. Don’t stress it out enjoy your day, deliver good lighting, and make a little more time for your photographer.