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5 wedding photography mistakes to avoid for brides


1. Not communicating with your photographer:


Communication is key when it comes to wedding photography. Make sure you discuss your expectations and requirements with your photographer before the big day. This will ensure that they are aware of what you want and can plan accordingly.


2. Not hiring a professional wedding photographer:


While it may be tempting to save money by hiring a friend or family member to take your wedding photos, it's important to hire a professional photographer. Professional photographers have the expertise and equipment needed to capture high-quality images of your special day. Even if your friend or family member is a good photographer and has maybe great experience shooting landscapes or sports photography; weddings can be a whole different ball game. Wedding photography is a fast paced fast moving job where you will not have as much time to nail the shots you need. There are no second chances.



silhouette of a bride and groom from a recent south wales wedding in Cardiff.


3. Not Planning Enough Time for Photos:


It's important to plan enough time for photos on your wedding day. Rushing through your photos can lead to a lot of stress and subpar images. Make sure you allocate enough time for your photographer to capture all the shots you want. An extra fifteen to twenty minutes in your day will mean the photography is not rushed and you have time to breathe and speak to guests. Often couples can overlook the time after the ceremony it takes for wedding guests to filter out and come out of the church or ceremony room, then by the time they say hello to you and give you a hug this can add on an extra 20 minutes to your allocated time slot. After all the extra time means you could get bonus fun shots with your wedding bridesmaids and ushers as well as the more formal wedding photographs.






4. Not Considering the Lighting:


Lighting is key when it comes to photography. Make sure you consider the lighting at your wedding venue and plan accordingly. Your photographer will be able to advise you on the best time of day for photos, and whether additional lighting is needed.


5. Not Taking Advantage of Candid Moments:


While posed photos are great, some of the most memorable wedding photos are those that capture candid moments. Encourage your photographer to capture candid shots throughout the day, as these will be the ones that truly capture the spirit of your wedding day.


Above all communication is key to ensuring that you make the most of your wedding photography and this also applies to wedding videographers also. Even though you must trust your wedding photographer to deliver and give them the license to shoot the day as they see it its always a great idea to communicate.

Above image from a recent wedding at Peterstone court, Brecon