Creating an album you love will be a thousand times easier with a few key considerations – Leanne from Auckland Wedding Photography shares her top tips.
1. Meet your photographer before the day
In order to achieve great photos, it’s important you have a good rapport. Meet up in advance to get acquainted and check that your personalities gel.
2. Organise the details
By grouping together your bouquet, dress, shoes, jewellery, garter, purse and any other details, your photographer will be able to quietly shoot them without having to interrupt your preparations – be sure, too, to remove any tags from dresses or shoes well in advance.
3. Don’t forget the invitations
Be sure to have a spare set put aside so your photographer can capture them in digital form.
4. Delegate jobs to others
A calm bride is a photogenic bride. Trying to do too much on the big morning will only slow you down and add stress – recruit your bridesmaids to do the flowergirls’ hair or assemble the last of the buttonholes.
5. Keep your MC in the loop
Be sure they know which friends and family members need to be in photos and when – they can help round people up to keep the portrait session flowing smoothly.
6. Give specific directions
Whether it’s the hotel room number or a step-by-step for reaching a hard-to-find house, make sure your photographer knows exactly how to find you on the big day.
7. Don’t bother with a mock cake cutting
It only confuses guests – instead, plan to have your cake-cutting before your photographer leaves. This will also mean it’s ready in plenty of time for dessert.
Remember, you’re looking your best and you’re surrounded by people you love. Keep this at the forefront of your mind throughout the day – your photographer won’t be able to help but capture that vibe.