The Knot is a popular resource site for Brides to Be – and photographers looking for bridal trends. I recently came across their list of Top 20 Wedding Photography Mistakes. It’s a compilation of tips & tricks contributed to by wedding photographers.
What it boils down to is ‘communicate with your photographer before the day…‘
I had a bride who had a picture of her sister tucked into the back of her bouquet so she could be there on that day too. Very poignant. Perhaps you have a special relative visiting from out of town – or the niece who lost her parents and loves you like a second mom. The groomsmen wearing team colours as an accessory… Give the photographer a heads up.
One tip, I don’t see mentioned in as many words, is to choose a photography style that fits your personal style. It took a while to figure out, but my own photography style is relaxed and natural, going with the flow of the day. Other photographers favour heavy posing, staging of a lot of images, and continuous setup of studio lighting. Both can produce beautiful images, but which one is you?
I do think the most important tip of all (#8) is to relax and have fun. This is your special day – whatever happens, happens – the most important part is that you’ve just spent the day celebrating your love for your (hopefully) life partner.