The day of your wedding will end up passing by way faster than you’ve ever imagined. It’s hard to accept that a day you spent months preparing for lasts only for a few hours. After that, the only thing left is the memory of it. And what’s an easier way to make memories last than photos?
We’re here to give you some wedding photography ideas to help you remember your big day as accurately as possible. Get a professional photographer and make a shot list for them to know who and what they have to cover.
1. Take Photos of the Invites
You know a wedding is final when the invites finally start to go out. This is why you should include them in your wedding album. Layout all the cards on a nice background and make sure you get all the details that are printed on.
2. Take Photos of the Rings
If wedding invites finalize your wedding, then wedding rings really set the wedding in stone-literally. Make sure you get clear, close-up shots of both yours and your loved one’s wedding ring.
3. Take Photos of the Preps
A wedding takes a village to pull off. You need to ensure all the people involved in your wedding get the representation they deserve by covering them while they’re in action. Whether it is your makeup crew or the family members that help you adjust your train, have them all in the photos.
4. Get a Photo of the Dress
Get aesthetic photos of the dress hanging in your dressing room. You’ll obviously get photos of yourself in it, but why not also include the dress in its full form and glory?
5. Take Photos While Exchanging Vows
Exchanging vows can often be emotional, not just for the couple getting married, but the people in the audience. You shouldn’t only get photos of the people getting married, but the reactions of the people who are listening as well. It’s a great way to remember the sentiments that everyone was going through.
6. Take Photos of the Cake
A cake is often customized to represent your relationship. It might have decorations or little figurines of the two of you and this is why it becomes extremely important to capture a photo of it before it’s gone.
It’s also a good idea to take photos of the seating and all the other decorations and signs that have been set up throughout the venue, to get a good feel of how the event was overall.
7. Take Photos of the First Look
It’s always emotional when the couple sees each other for the first time that day. Taking photos of that moment is a wedding essential. However, what some people don’t cover are the seconds right before they see each other. This gives you a perspective into how excited the couple is to see each other again and the nervousness they feel.
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. It’s easier than you think to forget to take the right photos when you’re busy worrying about everything else. Making a list beforehand should help you stay on top of things.