Wedding portrait photography is just as important as the candid wedding photography. Choosing a good photographer is key to making sure you get what you want. Throughout your wedding planning, you’ve probably flipped through a magazine or two (or 12) and seen the stunning photos and gorgeous couples photos of your dreams. But not every photographer has the skills both personal & technical to make the magic happen.
Choose a gorgeous venue
If you want to plan a wedding that will make your guests’ jaws drop, book a venue that will shine in photos and in person. An already lovely venue will require less décor and will make for a beautiful background in your wedding photos.
When touring venues, pay attention to the architectural details, lighting, ceiling, and even floors—these seemingly unimportant details will show up in every image of your big day. And if you’re planning an outside wedding, look for a venue with great natural views, like a flowering garden, a field with a mountain view, or a park on a lake.
Make sure your colors pop
All-white may be in style but keeping everything monochrome can be costly and make for dull photos. Add pops of color on simple items to brighten up your décor. Consider colorful placemats, ribbons tied around vases or napkins, or even bright dessert plates to add a little fun and visual interest.
The more open you are to changing some aspects of your day, the more you can find ways to cut back on costs. Ask your venue about rates for weeknight or even Sunday weddings and be open to changing your date to get a better price.
Invest in an awesome photographer.
The best photographer can make even the simplest wedding look amazing. Choose a professional who’s a master of lighting and setting up shots and talk to them about what you want from your wedding photos. After all, your photos are the one thing that will remain to remind you of your wedding for years to come.
This is one area of your big day where you definitely don’t want to look for the cheapest option. A talented photographer can capture the emotion and joy of the day and freeze those moments in time.
With a little thought and planning, you can create the wedding day of your dreams, and with the right photographer, you’ll have gorgeous photos to remind you of that day for the rest of your life.
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