5 Not-To-Be-Missed Shots on Your Wedding Day
Your wedding day is probably the biggest event you'll experience where you may feel pressure on getting everything *just right*. So let us take some of that pressure off you by guiding you through some key moments you don't want to miss! Fine Art Curation member Lucy Davenport Photography is on the blog today talking you through some key shots on your wedding day and how to achieve them...
Getting ready moments
"Light and airy spaces for getting ready work best. Your photographer, hair and make up artist will all thank you for large natural window light. Keep the room clutter free! This will mean that the focus is on you rather than distractions in the background. I always ask bridesmaids to get ready before the bride, so that when I’m taking photos of you in your wedding dress, they are in dresses rather than robes."
I always ask my clients to send me an invitation suite prior to the wedding, or to have your wedding planner keep one. On your wedding day, along with the planner/stylist and florist, we will create a beautiful flatlay, incorporating your colour scheme and florals. These shots do take time so I will need to ensure there is time in the schedule, or I will photograph them the following day.
I always prefer to photograph the bouquet with the bride holding it – it will come to life! I will always try to take this shot once you’re ready and taking your bridal portrait photos. The bouquet is looking its best so I want to take advantage of that.
Hold the bouquet so your arms have a natural bend at the elbow. Don’t hold it too high, you will hide your dress! As a general rule, place your hands over your belly button as your waist will be visible and show the shape of your dress and detailing. Your florist will show you which is the ‘front’ of the bouquet.
The goal is those natural, romantic couple photographs with gorgeous light. My number 1 tip is to TRUST your photographer. They will find the best light and guide you through the posing. I always ask my couples for movement, but slow movement. Walking quickly doesn’t mean it will be over quicker(!) Embrace this time alone as it will likely be the only point in the day where you are. Be in the moment – laugh, embrace, kiss.
The full tablescape shot
There is usually a very small time frame that this shot can be taken, particularly if you are having candles as they won’t be lit until the last possible moment.
You will have made so many decisions and invested so much time selecting your details, so this shot is a great way for you to remember! Particularly as you’ll also be the last ones to enter the room.
One final note from me is trusting your photographer is key. I would avoid giving them a shot list. By all means, share your Pinterest board with them and tell them ahead of the day which shots of theirs you particularly love. A shot list however will clip their wings, giving them creative freedom will mean they won’t miss moments like this.
In addition, if you’re allowed to have confetti, be sure to check out this post on how to get the best shots that Lucy also wrote.
Photography: Lucy Davenport