How To Have Better Photos On Your Wedding Day
Set aside a little time for newlywed photos.Possibly the photos of newlyweds will be one of the most beautiful of your wedding. But for them to come out as well as possible it is important to allow some time to take those photos. At the end of the day, your wedding day will have many hours and a lot of things will happen, nothing happens to reserve an hour to take photos. And is that if you do not take those photos surely not only will you miss them. Also your parents, sisters, brothers, aunts … Even your future children if you ever have them.
Sometimes there is really no material time, but many times it is a matter of planning. I have come across many weddings in which the bride and groom might get married at 1pm, when they could get married without problems at 12pm. With what he earned an hour (or weddings that were held at 7:30 p.m. when they could start at 5:30 p.m.). In short, if you can, get married as soon as possible (at 12, better than at 12:30, at 18 better than at 19:00, etc). And reserve at least an hour for the wedding report.
Group photos: the sooner the better.
I always recommend that group photos be taken as soon as possible. For example, during the cocktail party. This way you make sure that everyone leaves (if you leave them for last there is always a grandmother or someone who leaves first). And most importantly, people will be as beautiful as possible. Because as the wedding progresses the collars of the men’s shirts are unbuttoning, the ties are loosening … you understand. So, the ideal is to do them during the cocktail. People waiting to take their picture will make you relax while having a drink. And you make sure everyone looks as handsome as they did when they left home. It seems silly but… it’s the little details like these that make the difference!
Think of nice backgrounds.
It is simply a matter of thinking, for each place, a space of about 3-4 meters wide with a “background” as clear as possible (a smooth wall, an area with flowers, a brick wall facing visible … It will depend on each site But just remember that for photos, less is more.
Oh, and if at the party you put a photocall, make sure they print it on a matte fabric, to avoid reflections.
The better the light, the better photos will be.
Another super important matter to take into account is the lighting of the spaces. Because if a place is very dark it will be very difficult to take photos! So at home, try to have all the “action” happen near windows, so that natural light enters.
And if the cocktail or celebration is held outside at night, ask for the lighting to be with white light. Especially that they do not put yellow or orange light as the main lighting light (and even less of another color), because the photos will come out of that color. Skin tones will look like this and it will be a little weird. Of course, there may be complementary colored lighting. And it actually looks absolutely great. But the main light that illuminates the space should be white.
Create the magic.
Do you know those beautiful photos with little lights out of focus? Getting photos of this style is very easy: just make sure that the banquet and cocktail venue is decorated not only with flowers but also with little lights (I mean small led lights, like those used at Christmas ). They are also quite cheap and you can find them in a lot of places. You can create a background on a wall or even make a ceiling with little lights. It will look great in the photos!