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those ‘Must Have’ Wedding Photographs


Your wedding day is undeniably one of the most important days of your life and I’m on hand to capture each moment on camera. From the array of emotions to the exquisite details of your day, there are so many beautiful opportunities to capture and treasure. 

a marquee wedding at home, a bride holds a bouquet of long stemmed pink roses

Here are my top suggestions

of those most important memories that you will look back on for years to come

a marquee wedding at home, a white marquee set ready for a wedding breakfast, with floral garlands stretched over long tables

During the Planning process I always discuss with my couples, the wedding photographs they would Especially like. While many brides and grooms know exactly what they want from their wedding photographer, others may need a little guidance.

With a light, romantic and natural photography style and years of experience, today I am explaining those wedding photographs that every couple should consider prioritising on their special day.

01.

Getting Ready Portraits

The morning of your wedding day will be full of excitement and anticipation, and whether you are getting ready with your closest family or an extended wedding squad, I highly recommend allowing a little time for bridal portraits. Whether you would like a co-ordinated PJ group shot or just those final make-up touch-ups captured, I have a few tips for making sure these are still album worthy shots. Rooms that are clear of clutter, with beautiful natural light will keep the photos free of distractions, and co-ordinating timelines with your hair and make up artists will ensure that there are 10-15 minutes for portraits when you will be looking at your most beautiful and glamorous.

Groomsmen might also like to think about those final getting ready moments being captured, whether that’s simply boutonnieres being fitted, a groomsmen’s brunch or a pre-wedding sporting activity that you might have planned.

It can be really beneficial to consider adding a second photographer to your booking if you would like both these sessions captured.

02.

First Looks

I love nothing more than capturing the reactions of your family and friends when they see you in your dress in the first time, or the sweet looks between you and your beau during a first look. From excitement, happiness and tears, there are always an overwhelming amount of emotions on a wedding day and some couples like to set aside time for this to happen away from guests and a wider audience.

Scheduling time for portraits at this point in the day, pre-ceremony can also really free couples up to spend cocktail hour mingling with their guests and can also be a good way to maximise daylight during weddings in the Winter months.

03.

Couple Portraits

If a first look hasn’t been scheduled, I always encourage couples to steal a few minutes alone during cocktail hour to secure those beautiful couple portraits. I recommend a minimum of 15 minutes but we can spend as long on this as you like (especially if you have booked a second photographer to capture guest shots). I will have spent a few moments earlier in the day to scout out the most romantic locations and backdrops to ensure your couple photographs are perfect.

04.

Group shots and candid guests shots

Formal group shots are often thought of as taking up oodles of time during cocktail hour, but with a bit of prep and careful planning there really is no need for that to happen. I do recommend making sure that older generations are prioritised, and it’s not surprising that these rare moments of loved ones together are some of the most commonly framed photographs after a wedding.

Informal group shots, and candid photographs of your guests looking their best also feature heavily in my galleries, showing all the fun, partying and atmosphere.

05.

The Details

You’ve spent hours, days and even months agonising over the details and decorations for your wedding day and I love photographing each and every one! From your centrepieces to stationery, floral design and place settings, you can enjoy your day in style knowing that it will be there for you to look back on.

If you are working with a planner or stylist, we will do all the co-ordinating to make sure that no moment is missed. The sharing of love letters and gifts on the morning of your wedding, a beloved pet as a ring bearer, or magical candlelit room shots, they will all be memories saved forever.

06.

Speeches and Reactions

A personal favourite of mine. I love capturing those heart-felt speeches, where beautiful words become treasured stories. A reflection of where you have both come to as a couple, the love and good wishes from your family and friends, given a shake and a stir with a glass of bubbly, these moments are forever golden.

07.

Golden Hour

The golden hour is one of my favourite times of the day to capture those all-important couple photographs. Shortly before sunset, the sky appears softer with a subtle golden hue, offering some of the dreamiest backdrops for your pictures.

08.

An Epic Finish

After an incredible day of celebrating, the epic finish is something that definitely needs to be documented. If you are planning fireworks, a sweet send off or a dress change for an epic first dance, I am there for it all.

Team work

I approach each wedding day as an individual expression of you as a couple. No two weddings are the same and it is my role to make sure that you have a beautiful collection of images that represent the love, care and energy of your celebration. I do this by getting to know you, understanding what is important to you and by working as a team with the rest of your suppliers.  

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If you are dreaming of a wedding day infused with timeless elegance, un-posed and natural romantic poses, then I might be the perfect photographer for you.

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