Your wedding day is the most wonderful of days, full of magical sparkling memories. But ask most brides and grooms and they will tell you that it is over in a flash, with so many things forgotten about, with no real time to savour all that is happening in the joy and emotion of the day. This makes your photographic memories all the more special, to be enjoyed at a later date, and for posterity, to be looked at and shared, to help you remember all that made your day wonderful.
You want to get the best possible photographic memories, so here are a few tips that should help you get a great collection of photographs, from formal official shots, to candid capture the moment clips, and fun ‘let your hair down’ piccies.
Choose Your Photographer Well
Your official shots and photo album are very important, so it is crucial that you choose your photographer well. Read testimonials and look at the style of shots from their example online albums. You want a photographer who suits your style, so arrange a meeting to discuss what it is you want from the images. Remember this is your special day and you are paying, so you need to be specific and firm in your instructions.
Look Into Photo Sharing
Most of your guests will have a camera with them in order to capture the day, and they will often have different photographs from the official shots. A great way to get access to these photo’s, and also be able to share them is through wedding photo sharing. Through the use of online photos and apps you can create online albums , inviting your guests to share their photos by emailing them before the wedding. Guests can then share their photographs online during the wedding with a live feed creating a visual timeline. These photographs can then be ordered at a later date, giving you a beautiful full record of your day.
The great thing about this kind of app is that you get a full record of all guests – anyone can be uploading their images, so you get different angles of the official shots, candids of the meal or the entertainment, and shots from all around your venue.
Hire A Photobooth
It has to be said that photobooths are great fun, and provided lots of entertainment once all the official speeches and toasts are over. The best sort of photobooth will enable your guests to either upload their photo’s to Facebook, or print them out as a lovely reminder of a special day. A good idea is to print two images, with one to be placed in an album along with a message from the guest.
Many photobooths will bring their own props – wigs, sunglasses, costumes etc, but you can also pick up specific wedding selfie sets very cheaply at stores like Poundland and Home Bargains. When the Champagne is flowing, the selfie/photobooth can provide the fun shots that provide another memory of a great day.
However you choose to preserve those memories, weddings are wonderful, happy times chocked full of photo opportunities, don’t waste them!