Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during your planning journey and it’s certainly a supplier you don’t want to scrimp on. They’ll be there throughout the whole day to capture every magical moment, meaning you’ve got memories that will last forever. Whether you’re looking for a wedding photographer with a natural and candid approach or a more formal style, we’ve put together our guide to the 12 wedding photographs that you need on your list…
Pynes House Guide: Wedding Photographs You Need To Get
The Morning of the Wedding
Make sure your photographer captures the morning of the wedding, ensuring all of those pre-wedding nerves, excitement and emotions can be treasured forever. Whether it’s a special second between your bridesmaids or the moment your mum sees you in your dress, it’s important to make sure your photographer is around all morning to get it all on camera. It’s always worth asking if your photographer has an assistant so both you and the groom have someone there. Let your photographer know your morning timings too – you can find out more about the morning of your wedding day right here. Our effortlessly elegant bridal suite at Pynes House offers the perfect backdrop for your photographs throughout the morning too.
The Wedding Dress
Whether you’re wearing your gown or whether it’s hanging up ready to be worn, do ask your photographer to capture a shot of the dress and all of its wonderful details. It’ll conjure up so many memories for you, from visiting your bridal boutique to the final fitting, there is something quite special about ‘the dress’ photograph. Plus, it’ll look different after a day of celebrating and you may even want to sell it after the big day!
The First Look
An emerging trend that we are huge fans of, the first look is a truly special moment where you can steal five minutes together before the ceremony. It’s also a must-have to capture on camera, so if you’re planning on having a first look let your photographer know. It’s super romantic and we always encourage it!
This is a moment that we think is a must-have to photograph. Whether it’s your friend, sibling or parent walking you down the aisle, ask your photographer to capture you both just before you head into the ceremony. It’s a moment that your groom-to-be won’t see and it’ll capture a mixture of nerves, excitement and anticipation.
The Confetti Shot
The confetti shot is certainly one of our favourites! It’s full of joy and happiness, and it means the celebrations are about to start! When it comes to your confetti, opt for colourful petals that will really stand out in your photographs. Your photographer will need to be prepped if you’re planning on having a confetti moment to ensure the best shot possible.
The Group Shot
Your friends and family have all come to be with you to celebrate your special day, so be sure to get a group shot of everyone! It might be quite the mission, but your photographer will be able to ensure you get a great photo of you and all of your guests.
The Bridal Bouquet
We imagine you’ve spent hours browsing blogs, magazines and Pinterest to pick out the most beautiful blooms for your bouquet, right? Unfortunately, your bouquet won’t last forever so we suggest asking your photographer to take a close-up photo of it. That way, you can look back it at and remember its beauty long after your big day.
The Décor and Details
So much time, effort and money go into creating the most perfect day imaginable for your guests, from centrepieces to place settings, chair covers to general décor. You’ve spent days thinking about the different ways that your guests can celebrate with you in style, so ask your photographer to capture it those all-important details and decorations.
The Wedding Cake
Wedding cakes are often masterpieces that are simply too good to eat, so make sure you add this to your wedding photograph list! You’ll have spent time dreaming it up, designing it and discussing this with your cake maker and it’s something that you’ll definitely want to look back on and admire in years to come.
The Wedding Venue
Choosing your wedding venue is a huge decision to make, if not the most important, and it’s the setting for your celebration. Make sure your photographer captures your wedding venue on camera – the day will go by so quickly that you may not get a moment to soak it all up.
If you’ve planned some fun and fabulous transport, such as a red bus, vintage car or even a motorbike, it’s a must-have to add to your wedding photograph list.
The First Dance
The first dance is an incredibly intimate moment for your photographer to capture and we always recommend having this on your checklist. However, if you’d feel to self-conscious, ask them to take photographs of the party getting started! You’ll love looking back at your guests having a brilliant time dancing the night away…
We can’t wait for your photographer to capture the start of your love story together. Don’t forget, you’ll find an array of talented wedding photographers in our Little Black Book of Wedding Suppliers. You can also browse our gallery of wedding photographs right here, where you’ll get a hint of what your dream wedding day at Pynes House could be like.
Image Credits: Image 1 by Miss Gen Photography / Image 2 by Casey Cosley Photography / Image 3 by Casey Cosley Photography / Image 4 by Casey Cosley Photography / Image 5 by Nova Wedding Photography / Image 6 by Helen Lisk Photography / Image 7 by Taylor & Porter Photographs / Image 8 by McKenzie-Brown Photography / Image 9 by Miss Gen Photography / Image 10 by Taylor & Porter Photographs / Image 11 by Ross Talling Photography / Image 12 by WOOKIE Photography / Image 13 by McKenzie-Brown Photography