How to get the best photos on your wedding day
This is by no means the only way to get good photos, but it’s what I believe works best.
If you have any questions about anything I’m happy to chat! Feel free to reach out.
Throw your lists (and Pinterest boards) into the wind
A checklist makes it impossible to be creative and flexible which are the two most important ingredients involved in getting great photos. Anticipating and capturing all the big and small moments during your wedding day is my jam.
What it really comes down to is that to get the best photos, you must be flexible. Sometimes the light looks incredible in a weird parking lot or alley and the light matters more than anything else when it comes to making amazing images. Roll with the punches and trust me to find the best locations for your photos. Seeing the sun just about to peek through the dark storm clouds and being able to grab you two for a few photos is how you get amazing photos you wouldn’t otherwise have.
If there’s a family heirloom, or something not obvious that I may need to know about, or a must have backdrop, feel free to let me know. But a big list with every shot that I should be taking throughout the day is both not necessary and not helpful.
The only list that is helpful on a wedding day is groupings of family members for your formal family photos. The rest of the day, I’ll do my thing!
Embrace your day as it is
A cold, windy, rainy wedding day is less than ideal, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have good photos. The trick to getting good photos in bad weather is embracing the bad weather. Grab some umbrellas and lets head out and get some gritty moody rainy wedding portraits.
Let’s have a blast!
With all it’s moving parts, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that your wedding is supposed to be fun! As we make the timeline, we will be sure to prioritize everyone’s enjoyment so we have lots of smiling faces to photograph.
We’ve all been to too many weddings that feel like a job with a strict itinerary loaded with tons of stuff to do. Keep it simple, and keep it fun!