As the bride or groom, it goes without saying that you want the photographs of your big day to serve as a visual reminder that captures the essence, beauty and love that it was filled with.
When you hire a Liverpool wedding photographer, or indeed one from whatever town or city you plan to get married in, they will hold the ultimate responsibility for the success of the pictures. However, there are a few things for the bride and groom to bear in mind to get the most out of their wedding snaps:
Consider your surroundings
Think about the little things. For example, if the photographer wants to take some pictures of you getting ready, think about what will be in the shot. If you are drinking water to hydrate yourself, drink it from a glass to avoid a plastic bottle spoiling the photo.
Getting the right message across
Don’t be afraid to cuddle up with your spouse, as gaps between you could be amplified in the pics, giving a feeling that lacks intimacy. It may help to release any tension by rolling your shoulders a couple of times before a photograph is taken to get more relaxed.
Also, when looking to create the perfect picture, you need to allow sufficient time for the photographer, as they will need to place each person in the most flattering pose. This can’t be rushed, so it is best to avoid an excessively long list of group shot requests.
How will you look?
Consider how you intend to wear your hair on the big day. Cascading curls are beautiful and flattering, but may cover your face in pictures unless it is a head on shot. If you opt for hair down as opposed to an up-do, pull it in slightly at the sides to keep you face clear.
Very importantly, don’t forget to smile, and don’t let your arms hang loosely at your side. Do something with them like placing them around your partner, or whoever you are being photographed with.
Enjoy your day
If all else fails, treat yourself and your spouse to a glass of wine or even a cocktail, which may help to ease any anxiety about being in front of the camera. Just don’t over do it, of course!
It is very easy to get caught up with all of the little bits that go towards forming the perfect wedding day, but once you have made your plans, booked the wedding photographer and discussed your requirements, relax and revel in the perfect picture album that is being created for you.