Part 2, ‘The Special day’
Following on from my previous post all about your wedding and the Pre-Wedding shoot, the section focuses on ‘The Special Day’.
I have broken this post up into helpful little sections along with a few images to help illustrate.
- Getting ready
- The groom
- Your arrival and ceremony
- The celebration
- Group photos
- Bride and Groom portraits
- First dance
On the day of your wedding I will arrive to meet you and your bridal party getting ready. All weddings are different, but normally I shoot all of the little details and the dress first before capturing the candid moments as they happen before the dress is laced or buttoned up.
When I arrive at the ceremony venue I will capture some images of the groom and his attendants along with anything else happening at this time. Guests arriving will also be captured if time and plans allow.
Arrival and Ceremony
When the bride arrives I like to capture a few moments of the bridal party together before a couple of set up shots with father of the bride or whoever may be giving her away. *From here I will capture the walk down the aisle. I will then photography the exchange of vows, rings and the first kiss. The register is now signed and then you are ready for your walk back down the aisle as husband and wife!
*It’s not always possible to do this as some registrars and churches impose restrictions on photography. It’s best to check with them before the wedding.
Its confetti time!
“May your love continue to grow year on year”
After the ceremony its an important time just to leave you alone with your guests. This is where I stand back, blend in and capture the moments.
After a little while and a glass of champagne or two we will get into our plan of photography that we made together before the wedding. Generally I give a guide of around 10-12 different groups can be photographed in 30 or 35 minutes. This is where it’s best to have a really good groomsmen to help. Getting these people ready for us whilst we photograph one group will save loads of time. I like to get these done as fast as possible so that everyone can get back to enjoying the day – though that doesn’t mean we won’t have fun doing it.
Now, it’s time for the bride and grooms portraits. I will guide you around the venue to where I feel the light is best and take you through a number of poses. Any specific pose request or ideas you have made will be included at this time. We will also go and do a mock ‘cutting of the cake’ with a few artistic photos included. This is a lovely time for just the two of you – an exciting, romantic and fun photo shoot. The resulting images will bring smiles to your faces for years to come.
Lancashire wedding photographer – Lytham Green
Lancashire wedding photographer – Beeston Manor
Through the day a lot of photographs of your guests will be captured, the little details and style you have prepared for your wedding. The cake, the table decorations, your speeches, the actual cake cutting and not forgetting the first dance.
Hopefully you have enjoyed reading this wedding guide and the photos. I really hope it shows you how much every wedding means to me. To be part of your special day really is special to me. To capture the emotion, create beautiful photos and an album for you is my life.
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