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How to Achieve Stunning Wedding Photos: Tips from a Professional Wedding Photographer

As a wedding photographer, I have learned so much from capturing beautiful moments on couples' special days. I want to share some valuable tips with you to help make your wedding day even more memorable and ensure that your photos turn out absolutely stunning. Here are Top 10 Wedding Day Tips from a Professional Photographer

The grooms men having some fun while getting ready , moderate drinking
The grooms men having some fun while getting ready

1. Limit Alcohol Intake: On your wedding day, it's important to be present and fully experience every emotion. By limiting alcohol intake before the ceremony, you can truly be in the moment and let your genuine joy shine through in the photographs.

2. Protect Your Skin: Before your wedding, be mindful of spending too much time in the sun. Sunburns or uneven tan lines can be distracting in photos. Take care of your skin by using sunscreen and seeking shade when necessary.

If you're seeking to indulge in some self-care before your special day, I highly recommend visiting Kristen Kane, the owner and esthetician at Lashing Out Studio. She offers a range of pampering services that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for your wedding day.

Get ready in a clean space with plenty of natural light
The groom getting ready artistic shot

3. Organize Your Getting Ready Space: A clutter-free and well-organized getting ready area makes a huge difference in the quality of your photos. Create a clean and visually appealing space where you can relax and prepare for your

big day.

A bride and her bridesmaids helping her get ready
Bride with her bride tribe getting ready the day of

4. Schedule Hair and Makeup Trials: It's essential to schedule hair and makeup trials well in advance. This gives you the opportunity to perfect your desired look and ensure that you feel confident and beautiful in front of the camera.

Haven't gotten your hair or makeup vendors yet? I suggest my personal favorites Makeup by Monique, Face by Angela Laco, Salt Beauty and hair by Marissa

A bride on her wedding day hair and makeup trials
A bride making time for hair and makeup

5. Create an Itinerary: Collaborate with me to create a detailed wedding day itinerary. This will help us allocate enough time for photography sessions, ensuring that we capture all the important shots without feeling rushed.

6. Assign a Family Helper: To make family formals go smoothly, consider assigning a trusted family member or friend to help gather and organize everyone for the photos. This will save time and ensure that we don't miss any important shots.

Family portraits wedding day
Family portraits wedding day

7. Don't Sweat the Small Things: Remember, your wedding day is about celebrating your love and commitment. Don't let minor details or unexpected hiccups overshadow your joy. Trust that I will be there to capture all the beautiful moments, no matter what happens.

8. Time Management: It's important to allocate enough time for each part of the day, including getting ready, portraits, ceremony, family formals and reception. By planning ahead and allowing for a relaxed schedule, we can capture beautiful and natural photos without feeling rushed.

Fun cake smash candid moments
Fun cake smash candid moments
Rainy day wedding day plans are important
Rainy day wedding day plans are important

9. Plan for Rain: In case of inclement weather, it's always a good idea to have a backup plan. I can provide suggestions for indoor locations or picturesque indoor photo spots, ensuring that we can capture stunning images even if it rains.

10. Capture Candid Moments: Some of the most beautiful and authentic moments happen spontaneously throughout the day. Allow yourselves to let go and be in the moment. I will be there to capture those candid interactions and genuine emotions that make your wedding day truly unique.

By following these tips, you can make the most of your wedding day and create lasting memories through my lens. I am excited to be a part of your special day and capture the love and joy that will shine through in your photos.

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