Improving Your Wedding Photos Without Artificial Poses Or Structure

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There are many great considerations that you hope will go smoothly during your wedding day. For one, we hope the weather is going to hold up, and that the guests will behave, and that they enjoy the food, or that our nerves don’t get the better of us when walking up to the altar or place where we express our vows.

Yet perhaps one of the most important hopes people have for their wedding day (outside of being able to thoroughly enjoy it), is that they wish for the photographs to be as beautiful and iconic as they can be.

Of course, there are a few ways you can guarantee this. Hiring an excellent wedding photographer is a good place to start. But what makes for great wedding photos outside of this? Is there anything we can do to help that, or is it all up to chance? In this post, we’ll discuss a few techniques you can use for making sure the photos come out well, and that you don’t have to worry:

Let The Photographer Work

Letting the photographer work is important. Speaking to them beforehand about the requirements for the day, how to best ensure they can feel comfortable at the event, and when you might plan more pre-arranged photographs can be helpful. However, while photographers really do wish to get involved, they don’t want to interrupt, and can often take their most candid, natural and beautiful shots when provided for, but also trusted to walk around and find the beauty of your event where it shows. In that way, you’ll gain better captures than you could have imagined.

Plan A Few Exterior Locations

Of course, it’s nice to have a few photographs that are planned ahead of time, in nice locations. For that reason, it can be good to show the photographer or to simply plan these out in advance. A general guideline is often best, remember, it’s best to let the photographer focus on the framing and to make sure that the lighting works. But if you’re in a picturesque area, why not use it? Little techniques like this can help you really enjoy the photos you’re presented with, perhaps more than you may have been expecting.

Plan Ahead Of Time

It’s a great idea to plan ahead of time as far as your wedding day is concerned, for obvious reasons. Yet when it comes to your photos, it can also be nice to make sure you and the professional are on the same page. How long will they come for, and will they have a place to park? Ask them if you’ll gain any watermarked photographs before they begin their editing process, and if you’re curios, ask them how long this might take. Photographers want for you to feel at ease, and so they’re most always happy to detail their process, and this can help you build a rapport.

With this advice, we hope you can enjoy the best wedding and associated wedding photos possible on your big day.

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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