Your First Top Tip!
Spend time together!
I know it sounds obvious but ironically on your wedding day, so many people forget to do this. Just. Spend. Time.
I tell this story a lot so you may hear me tell it again but it's certainly worth hearing more than once.
The couple in this photo are Sam and Mike engrossed in their pre-wedding chat. They wanted that time together - just the two of them, at the pub for a quick drink for an hour after their ceremony. Genius! We actually utilised the time for their portrait session, which became less formal and more about natural unposed photography.
They loved it! They had time to relax and chat and as a bonus, managed to get some beautiful real photos too.
Fast forward to all of my future weddings from that point, I now suggest that all of my clients do just the same. Take time out to be together and I will capture it!
No awkward posing, just spending time together.
You don't have to go to the pub of course, but just make sure you take the time to do it, otherwise, you will feel the day pass by in a flash, without that important soak-it-all-in reflection time.
Top Tips For Outstanding Wedding Photos
Planning a Wedding is Hard!
After shooting over 100 weddings and winning international awards I feel I am in a privileged position to give some sound advice. Planning a wedding is hard, I mean really fricking hard! Unless you are lucky enough to be an event planner, chances are you have never done this type of thing before.
I am going to tell you all of the little secrets that will make the planning and your day go smoothly. All of these are taken from real wedding experiences.
Everything from using the perfect lighting to how to organise the most exciting games that your friends and family will be talking about for ages!