The perfect wedding day starts with the bride and groom’s mindset, and who they are as people. It has nothing to do with having the perfect wedding dress, tuxedo, or some other tangible thing. Brides and Grooms who are beautiful on the inside, transcends into beautiful energy in the room, and beautiful photographs.
With that said, here are 10 tips to have the perfect wedding day:
You should really like your photographer(s)! The only way to accomplish that is to call and shoot the breeze or meet for coffee in order to build trust. Ade’s work will be with you for the rest of your life; with liking your photographer(s), trust develops and trust opens the gateway for great images.
A great photograph/art piece takes TIME & PATIENCE to crate; they don’t happen in a single snap. Creativity is specific with a targeted focus and intention.
LIGHTING MATTERS: photography means to write with light; good photography is a matter of good light. You may hire a lighting company or decorate your ceremony and reception with lots of lights: chandeliers, candles, Christmas lights, up-lighting (looks amazing), string lights, spot lights, except laser lights.
On your wedding day we advise you to care more about having a good time, loving up on partner and family; rather than focusing attention on your decor, cake, tuxedo, bouquet, dress, ring, social media or what your guest thinks about you etc. Murphy’s Law is very applicable to weddings: what can go wrong, will go wrong. The solution is to “roll with the punches,” and live in the moment.
A bride and groom who is comfortable with their bodies and the way they look are the easiest to photograph and makes the best photographs. The thing you are insecure about other people aren’t thinking about it, it’s typically just you. Dismiss whatever it is and have a great time!
You should only have people in your wedding party who you know are genuinely happy for you. They will support you and said happiness will show in your photographs.
The maître d’ at your venue is not a wedding planner, they have completely different roles. A wedding planner will handle all your logistics and potential stress. A stressed out bride or groom typically cannot relax for their photographs. You can hire a full wedding planner to do everything, hire them for the month/week of your wedding or just for the day of your wedding.
…and have an amazing time. Dance and sweat like nobody is watching, hug your friends and family like your life depended on it; as well as, kiss your partner like it was the last time. Don’t try to be “too cool for school,” if you feel like riding a bicycle into your reception hall, laughing uncontrollably, making out, crying profusely, break dancing…do it!
They make some amazing momentous photographs if they are allowed to freely roam.
Ask your guest to put away their cellphones and cameras. This allows them to actively observe and be there for you, rather than passively observe from behind a cell phone.
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