I'm Krystal Moore, a wedding and lifestyles photographer based in Moose Jaw, SK.
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September 15, 2020
What part of the wedding day are you looking forward to most with your photos? Is it images of the ceremony? Your amazing bridal party? Dancing at the reception? As your photographer, my absolute FAVORITE part of the day is taking photos of you and your new spouse!! After all, the wedding is all about the love that you two have for one another and celebrating it as Husband & Wife (<–isn’t that just fun to see?! Husband & Wife!!!) I want to provide you with as many photos of you together as possible! Here are some tips on how to get more couples portraits on your wedding day!
The first way to get more portraits is SUPER EASY and FUN! Are you ready?… Have an Engagement Session WITH your wedding photographer!
You’re probably like, “Krystal, how does that allow me to get more photos of me and my fiancé together on the wedding day?” Well, if you have had the chance to work with your photographer BEFORE the wedding, you will start the wedding day off with valuable information about the poses and prompts, experience and less butterflies in your stomach. Here are two other bonuses of why an engagement session is awesome!
You will have knowledge of what types of poses and prompts the photographer uses and you two will be able to move more quickly and accurately through those poses saving valuable minutes. If you hadn’t laid this groundwork in an Engagement Session, you would be spending a huge chunk of your portrait time just trying to get the hang of it and you wouldn’t be nearly as relaxed and confident in yourselves.
The photographer will already have an idea of what poses work best for you as a couple and which ones you enjoyed the most. They won’t waste time on poses that you didn’t like previously or that just didn’t look natural for the two of you. You will end up with more images that you love!
There is one more wedding day decision that will allow you to have more portraits together, though, and that is by choosing to have a First Look with your fiancé! What you really need to know is this: So, then what are the benefits of having a First Look?
The good news is that you have time to decide whether or not you want to have a First Look. You don’t have to decide right away! Talk it over with your fiancé and see what the both of you prefer as a couple.
Oh, and ladies, I KNOW you want nothing more than to see the sweetest reaction from your groom when he sees you for the first time! And guess what… that moment is a lot more likely to happen during a First Look when the both of you are alone together rather than when he is standing in a room with dozens and dozens of people staring at him. Plus you get to have a few moments just to really soak in the day, hug and kiss him with nobody around. (well just me capturing it!) Just something to think about!
Allow for enough time between your ceremony and reception. (Especially if you don’t have a First Look.) Remember to allow for driving time, road construction, weather, number of locations, and number of people in your wedding party and family. (The more people the more time you should have.) I like to say a minimum of 2 hours but up to 3 and a half would be perfect.
Here is a link to a post about the secret to fast and stress-free family photos on your wedding day.
If you are looking for a photographer for your wedding, I would love to be considered! I LOVE love and all things wedding! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if I have your day free!
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