Weddings are unforgettable event, one which you would like to capture in time to save it in your memory. That is why in special moments like this, photographs are very important. Exciting expressions and momentous parts of the program are immortalized in pictures so make sure you know which moments are not to be forgotten.
In a busy occasion such as a wedding, something almost always is overlooked. Better make sure that it is not the shot of your first kiss as husband and wife, or the gorgeous bride walking down the aisle. To do this, give the photographer a checklist of the shots that is important for him to take.
For the bride, one of the most important shot to capture on her wedding day is the preparation stage. The anticipation of the upcoming ceremony makes a very good photo opportunity. A good tip is to use the mirror as your props. The bride can be photographed looking at it just before she proceed to the ceremony, or shooting the back of the wedding gown as reflected on the mirror. Another suggestion for a good shot is when the parents of the bride are putting on the jewelries on her. This is could be especially emotional moment if the bridal jewelries are given by the parents. Close up on the jewelries so the details or embellishments on it are eternally captured.
If the wedding gown is a full skirt, one artistic shot that can be suggested is to make the bride sit on the floor and spreading the gown around her. That is why, as suggested earlier, it is helpful to make a checklist so that an opportunity to shoot a photo such as this one would not be missed.
Make sure to take a photo of the venue of the wedding ceremony in its full beauty, be it indoors or outdoors. If the location is chosen because of a distinguishable area, be it a pond or an old oak tree, a photo of the newlyweds in that area would be proper. In this type of picture, use the landscape format to show a broader view of the background.
Do not forget to take photos of the bridal bouquet also. It does not only give accent to the bride and her gown, it is also a beautiful memento to be captured. Surely a lot of time has also been used deciding on the type of flower and color of the bridal bouquet, so do not waste all those effort and encapsulate it in your photo album. Shoot it while the bride is holding it or set the bouquet on a table so you can do a close up.
Marrying the man or woman of your dreams is only a one shot deal so make everything count, especially your photographs. Visualize all the details you want captured in camera and remember to make a checklist to remind your photographer. Use the ideas stated here and mix in some of your own ideas to make it even more personalized.