How to enjoy your wedding and get the best photos

How to enjoy your wedding and get the best photos
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If you are getting married it should be a really happy day and the sort of day that you do not need to worry about anything. All that planning should come together nicely and one of the things you are likely to do in advance is plan the photos you would like to be taken by either family/friends or a professional photographer. Using these tips you should get amazing photos for your wedding that can also be used for a prom or other event.

When to take photos

The best way to decide which photos would look great is to look at other peoples photos of similar events and see what you like and what works for you.

There is no reason you need to have formal photos you could have quite informal photos if you prefer or a mixture of the two. Some people love posed photos whereas others prefer impromptu shots that are just a true reflection of the day.

Think about all the elements of your event so not just the event itself for example if you are shopping for prom dresses then why not get some photos of the moment you find your prom dress, trying it on for the first time etc. Other good photos are things like having your hair or makeup done.

Learn the basics of photo composition

Composing a photo is an art; it involves a lot of creativity and considerations. Your wedding photos need to really remind you of the special day so don’t be tempted to rush deciding how to compose photos. If there are particular types of photos you would like try and get friends or family to take them too, for example when you are having your hair done as this will make such a difference to how relaxed you feel and show in the photos.

1) Pick the right location: A good location can make all the difference to your photo composition. Try to choose a place that offers some kind of interest – this could be something visually striking or interesting; or you could try looking for more subtle details like interesting reflections, colours and textures. Is there anything unusual you can utilise like a hammock with a decorated hammock stand that could make an unusual but fun photo?

2) Fill the frame: It’s often tempting to include as much as possible in your frame but this can often lead to you shooting too wide, which may mean that you end up with an unbalanced shot. Try zooming in on one important element or part of your photo and then filling your frame with that before you shoot away.

Have a good mix of wide-angle and close-up shots.

Take photos of people who are both in the foreground and in the background.

Try out this technique by taking a photo of someone in the foreground and in the background. The photo-bomber in the background can create an unexpected moment, making your picture more creative.

It’s important to have a good mix of wide-angle, medium shot, and close-up shots. The wide-angle shots are used to show the environment or setting, while the close-ups are used for more intimate scenes.

Photos to consider

For wedding photos

  • Getting ready
  • A close up of the flowers
  • The “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”
  • Wedding shoes (if special)
  • Photos of the members of each table at the reception so no one is missing from yoour photos
  • Sunset photos with the sun setting behind you both
  • Each of you with your siblings and parents

For prom photos

Of course, there are so many more these are just a few you may not have thought of!

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