How to Get Great Weddings Photos

Weddings take a LOT of work, whether you’ve hired a professional planner or you’re surrounded by loved once and about to pull off the best DIY wedding of all time. We’re here to help with some tips on how to get the most out of your photo experience for your magical day!


Make Time

Your wedding planner might create a schedule of events for you, but make sure to connect your photography team early, so we can give feedback and make suggestions. Photos of individuals can go by quickly, but larger groups can take more time. The more time you give to each session, the better your photos will be! Here is a list of common things captured at a wedding:

  • Pre-Ceremony Details: rings, invitations, dress, shoes and more.

  • Preparation / Getting Ready

  • Individual Portraits

  • The First Look / Daytime Couple Photos

  • Wedding Party

  • Immediate Family

  • Extended Family

  • Friends

  • Ceremony Details & Venue Establishers

  • Post Ceremony Couple Photos / Golden Hour

  • Reception Details & Venue Establishers

  • Toasts

  • Dance Floor

Obviously everyone’s wedding is different, so this list is unique to each wedding. Not sure how much photo time you’ll need for each section of the day? Just ask!


Pick Your Locations

If you have large groups that you would like photographed, we recommend having locations already in mind. Keep the mobility needs of older relatives in mind when choosing locations! A great photographer should be able to make almost any location work – but let us know if there’s something you’d like to see!


Have Fun!

Remember above all else, this is YOUR wedding. If taking a different set of photos every 10 minutes is stressful or not your idea of fun, talk to us! We know how to streamline groups both large and small and keep sessions lighthearted and unobtrusive.