A wedding photographer is responsible for creating stunning photos that you will be proud to show off years after the wedding day. While planning your wedding, one of the most important items is meeting with the photographer to discuss how you would want the shots taken. A professional photographer should be able to give you ideas on the best shots that would be treasured.
There are special moments in the ceremony that should always be a priority to capture on this day. Among some of the wedding photos you wouldn’t want to miss are:
Bride and Bridesmaids photos
Bridesmaids are in most cases close friends to the Bride and there should therefore be many shots of them. These photos mean a lot to the bride as they serve as a symbol of the support system she has in her life. In this photo you can be creative, for example, include small boards held by each individual indicating their relation to you. Some may be your best friends and some your colleagues etcetera.
Bridesmaids in preparation mode
A day before your wedding day is probably the day the bride and the bridesmaids visit the spa and get their manicures, pedicures and facials done. This is one day you don’t want missed on your wedding photos. Also, on the actual day, you need photos of the bride and the bridesmaids getting ready: doing makeup, hair and so forth. You will definitely need to have a recollection of the events that preceded your big moment.
Most weddings are formalized inside the church while some occur in an outdoor setting. In all these occasions there is the moment where the bride is making their entry, being escorted down the aisle by her father or guardian. This is often an emotional moment for both the bride and the groom and MUST be photographed.
Make sure you capture the gentlemen looking sharp during the ceremony. Groomsmen must be featured in your album. A professional photographer will know exactly what to capture and what to leave out.
Exchanging vows and Rings photos
This is the highlight of the wedding ceremony, one of the memorable scenes that will be cherished the most. These photos cannot be left out, and must be captured from all angles.
The bride and the Groom marching together after the vows
This photo symbolizes your union and confirms your oneness since both the bride and the groom entered the reception area independently.
The Grooms and the Bridesmaids
A photo of all the bridesmaids, the groomsmen and the newly-weds has to be captured. This is where some creativity will be required to get the perfect locations and arrangement of the bridal party.
People you love praying for your marriage
You need a photo to remind you of just how many people prayed for blessings in your marriage.
After party photos
In case you are holding an after party, make sure you bring along your photographer. The after party shots act as an interesting and constant reminder of the crowning moment of a wedding day.
Photo with the girls as you prepare
And one last one with the girls helping you to prepare.