A photo tips for brides to be!

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Did anyone else feel like they didn't get all the pictures they wanted on their wedding day?
    Yes, it just goes by so quickly it's hard to capture everything you had originally wanted : (28 votes)
    78 %
    No, I was able to get all the people and all the shots i wanted captured on the day : (8 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

    Thanks for this 🙂
    Great idea. 

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @HappinessIsInDaisies:  This was mybiggest regrets of our wedding!! Like you, we had a beautiful day and couldn’t have asked for better but we didn’t get a lot of pictures with a lot of people – it seemed like people were shy to ask for a picture with us and we were running around like crazy trying to keep to the schedule. Your brain almost goes blank because you’re so happy in that moment and just forget everything else!  

    This is some great advice!! It’s so hard to keep track of everyone you want to take picutres with and so easy for people after the wedding to say “I never got a picture with you”.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I agree. Do a shot list. Also, remember to smile and pose. My shots are pretty much 99% runied because I was not smiling properly and ended up looking bitchy in all of them.

    ALSO

    When you’re walking up the isle, remember to look up lol. I was so shy I looked at the floor for a lot of it <.< oops. 

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Tip: If you’re worried about any aspect of your appearance, tell your MOH or someone else who will see you a lot to let you know if something needs fixing!  My bangs parted a lot after I took off my headpiece, and I really wish someone had told me I should fix them.

    I didn’t get all the pictures that I wanted, but I certainly got enough to make me happy.  I also contacted my photog and she was able to give me some shots that were missing (which she felt weren’t high enough quality but I wanted those moments) but there were also certain things she never captured.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    @HappinessIsInDaisies:  great advice – I know I didn’t get pictures with a lot of people, either  :/  I didn’t want to give my photographer a list of EVERY SINGLE PERSON, but I’d love to have a pic with practically everyone!  So telling the friends themselves to grab a pic at some point is a really good idea.

    @HappySky7:  THIS.  I basically looked at the ground the whole way down the aisle!  DOH.  I wish I would have looked at all the guests gathered there, and I don’t think I even looked at my husband til I got up there.  Oh well, I asked if he minded and he was like, “Whatever, I was too busy just looking at you to notice anything else.”  🙂

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @lolot:  Yes. lol. My face started twitching randomly. -_- So I looked down to try and stop it. I eventually did look up. I didn’t notice the guests. I was like “we had flowers on the pews?”. That walk down the isle is crazy lol. 

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @HappinessIsInDaisies:  Nope. not a great feeling. I had a good cry about it one night and then realized I need to get over those feelings. I have a TON of gorgeous pictures and it is what it is.

      One of the worst things was that for some reason, we only have 1 picture of the WHOLE bridal party together. I felt so rushed during the pictures and one of the groomsmen and one of the bridesmaids kept complaining, how hot it was, how tight her dress was etc. So once we got some shots, our photographer suggested that we do couple pictures and that the group leave. I found I didn’t get a lot with my bridesmaids either. We’re doing a trash the dress shoot (just going maybe in a bit of water or whatever, not actually trashing my dress) and I was thinking of asking the girls to come out…I would be paying for the pictures. A few said they were interested so we’ll see what happens!! 🙂

    @elysion:  I’m sort of wondering if I should ask my photographer if she had any pictures that she didn’t think were great and so didn’t send to us…Maybe I’ll email and ask 🙂

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @HappinessIsInDaisies:  I totally understand that! I started to talk about it little by little, getting my DH used to the idea. We’ve decided it would be a 1st anniversary thing 🙂

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