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Expert Tips to Ensure Picture Perfect Wedding Photography


A wedding photographer’s trained eye will look for all angles to provide you with picture perfect wedding photography – but how can you help them? Here I give you some great tips on covering the basics.


You’ve put months of planning into your wedding day – from flower arrangements to bridesmaids’ dresses and canapes. However, once it’s all over, your photos are all that’s left to remember your day by. Therefore, it’s important to ensure your images provide you with picture perfect wedding photography.

Expert Tips to Ensure Picture Perfect Wedding Photography from Somerset Wedding Photographer, Victoria Welton

While there’s no way to plan for every possible eventuality, these tips will help you by covering the essentials to ensure that your photographer gets the best out of your day.

Have a touch-up makeup set handy

Your makeup will look beautiful once you step out the door but sweat and tears could ruin that fresh look. Having a touch-up makeup kit handy will ensure you look great from start to finish.

Stay hydrated

It’s essential to keep drinking water throughout your day. However, to avoid smudging your lipstick, opt for water bottles and straws instead of cups.

Clean your rings

Your photographer will want to take a few detail shots, and these look a whole lot better if your rings have been cleaned and polished. Be sure to send your rings in for a cleaning before your big day. You could also keep some ring cleaner on hand to get rid of smudges on the day.

Get someone to keep a few tissues

You never know when you might need a tissue on your wedding day so ask one or two people in your wedding party to keep some handy.

Consider buying sweat-proof t-shirts

The last thing you want in your photos is sweat marks. Whether your groom sweats excessively or you know it’s going to be hot on your wedding day, sweat-proof t-shirts will avoid unsightly marks in your wedding photos.

Keep a disposable toothbrush in one of the bathrooms

If your photographer will be sticking around for photos after you eat, it’s best to give your teeth a quick brush. This way, your smile will shine brightly and give you picture perfect wedding photography!

Buy a beautiful hanger

A wedding dress always looks more beautiful when it drops down from a beautiful hanger. These are inexpensive and will make all the difference to your wedding dress photos.

Clear up the room

Before your photographer takes those all-important getting-ready photos, clear up the room. Get rid of clutter, including rubbish, handbags, accessories, and anything that shouldn’t be in any of the shots.

A shot list

Lastly, don’t forget to create a photo list for your photographer before the day. This way, you can focus on enjoying the photos instead of worrying about whether your photographer is getting all the shots you had in mind.

With these simple tips in mind, you can look forward to eye-catching, picture perfect wedding photography that you will love looking back on over and over again.

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