Tips for Successful Wedding Photos

The following is a list of recommended tips to ensure photos of the highest quality when photographing weddings for our clients. We wish we had these tips available when we first started photographing weddings, alas experience is a teacher and we’re now happy to share with you these tips so that you can enjoy your wedding photos for the rest of your lives.


This one applies during the entire wedding day. Let your bridal party, family and friends know that they should more or less “ignore” us and our cameras. This will allow us to capture the more raw and pure moments of the occasion. Our style is such that we adapt to every person and situation so that no one else will have to.


This is one of the most important chapters of the wedding day because it’ll produce a handful of images of just the two of you. We strongly encourage our clients to plan 30 minutes to an hour for this in the schedule. The more time you give us, the greater the chance that we can produce a higher number of beautiful and distinct images for you.This will require an sweet amount of patience, tenacity and energy from the both of you to produce a successful result. But no worry, because rain or sunshine, we’ll work together as team to make sure everything happens with a smile from start to finish.


Try as much as possible to have your hair and makeup done near a big and beautiful source of light, such as a window, instead of the corner wall of a basement for example. From that point, we can let our creative juices flow and make the light whatever shape we need to come up with beautiful imagery for you.One more point about this one is concerns time. See with your hair/makeup artist how long she plans the process to take, and simply add an extra half an hour as buffer.


Wedding details such as the wedding bands, rings, shoes and dress deserve their share of time with our cameras. We normally take up to 20 minutes photographing wedding details at the bride’s house (since that’s where we’re going to spend a bit more time in the morning).We encourage our clients to make sure nothing too worthy of being captured happens during this time, because our primary objective is always to capture moments happening no matter what. That being said, a good example of when it would be a good time to photograph the details is when you’re showering, having breakfast or taking a few minutes as quiet time for yourself.


Ensure that the environment in which you will be getting ready is as clutter-free as possible. Choose a spot (such as a room or closet) to hide away all of the “essential” clutter (e.g., suitcases, hangers, soda cans, plastic bags, etc.) which can remove from the beauty of a photograph. This way, we can guarantee cleaner and more beautiful images. Thing of it like this: the tidier the background, the prettier your images will be.Also, don’t forget to bring an extra pair of comfortable shoes for the times in the day that you won’t want to wear the wedding shoes. Being comfortable is the key ingredient to ensure that you look the best on your photos even after so many hours have passed. While on it, don’t forget to bring bottles of water to stay hydrated. A member of your bridal party will be more than happy to help out with these.


Let your guests know ahead of time that the photography is take care of – they can just sit back and enjoy the ceremony. One trend that has become increasingly common in recent years is that of guests using tablets, iPads, cell phones and other devices to take pictures of their own. As Much as we understand their desire to capture the exciting moments of the ceremony, the quality of our photographs may be degraded as a result: bright tablet screens, cell phone displays and/or flashes firing from guests’ cameras will draw attention away from the beautiful moments that we want to capture. This situation can be avoided by asking the celebrant to make an announcement prior to the start of the ceremony and/or by including a memo to this regard with your wedding invitations.


One thing that’s always against us during a wedding is time. That’s why we strongly encourage our clients to take care of photographing the immediate family right after the ceremony (parents, siblings, grandparents, wedding party). For bigger groups, we can do them at the reception after cutting the cake for example. You can simply ask the DJ or MC to make an announcement and we’ll take care of the rest.


If at all possible, arrange for us (the photographers) to sit at a table inside the reception hall. Being in the same room as you for the duration of the reception will maximize the opportunities for us to capture the special and exciting moments of your celebration. Also, if possible, ask for the venue to serve the photographers their meal before or at the same time as the guests. The sooner we regain our strength and energy from the day, the better our bodies will help us to create beautiful imagery for you throughout the evening.One last thing…have fun! Dance! Smile! It’s a beautiful celebration that’s coming to an end, so let’s finish with a last dose of energy, joy and happiness. Shout, jump, hug, dance, kiss. You deserve it and the images will be witness of it all.