When it comes to your big day, the day will start and end with a blink of an eye, and all you have to look back on for years to come are the moments that your photographer captures. After all, a picture really does say a thousand words. Carving out time on your big day for photos is an essential part of the planning process and one we advocate strongly. Here are some of the top 5 photos we always a must have to get on wedding day. So make sure you note these top 5 must have shots on your big day!
1. FIRST LOOK
If your being traditional, we complete understand the traditional values of not seeing each other before walking down the aisle. But the first look is one of our client’s favorite moments before the ceremony. It’s a special moment the couples shares to see each other before the day begins. Being able to spend those few moments together and capturing your reactions before saying ”I Do” is truly a magical moment you will completely fall in love with during and after. If you do want to stick to tradition, then share a first look with you parents so that they are able to enjoy this private moment as a piece of art it truly is.
2. PHOTOS WITH EXTENDED FAMILY
Weddings are the perfect time for your entire family to get together. Majority of the time it’s the only occasion you may see your extended family all at once apart from the Holidays. It is a great moment to capture for you to look back later and see as your entire family celebrates the weekend together. Plus to makes a great gift over the holidays to give to your family.
3. WEDDING PARTY SHOTS
It is great to do the standard shots of you and your wedding party at the alter, and before the reception. We recommend finding a place other than the venue and having an areal shot with a drone or venues that have balconies that can offer you some aerial shots. Whether it is shots of the drone over the dance floor while your dancing, or outdoor shots of the wedding party enjoying the moments with you before heading over to the reception venue. Be creative with your wedding party shots, either its them hold up signs on how they know the bride and groom, or helping you get ready, its these moments you will be able to cherish with them later.
4. GETTING READY SHOTS WITH SIBLINGS AND PARENTS
Seems like a photo that would not be overlooked or missed, but surprisingly can be forgotten in the hustle and bustle of the wedding planning. Make sure to schedule your getting ready time with your parents and siblings so they are able to assist you in your getting ready shots. Sharing the moments of having your mom place your veil or dupatta on your head, or your brother and father fixing your tie on the big day will be the moments your cherish later.
5. HANGING OUTFIT
Saving the best for last, one of our most cherished shot is the hanging of the wedding gown. Getting specialty hangers made with your new last names are the most precious moments to look back on. Pairing your beautiful gown with your bridesmaids and mothers gown are just moments to enjoy later.
These are just some of our favorite Kodak moments to capture.