When you're looking around for a wedding photographer to book for your wedding day photographs it's worth considering what sort of images you want from the day and the style of photographs you're looking for. Your Photographer should be able to advise you on a number of different photographs you may want, but it's worth bearing in mind if there are specific images you want.
For instance, you may want your wedding day photographs with certain family members or friends. It's a good opportunity to consider these and talk these through with your wedding photographer both during an initial consultation and once you've made the decision to book them.
Different Wedding Photophy Styles
A documentary style wedding photographer will look to capture the emotion of the day, almost looking to blend in and shoot the images you may not see whilst a more traditional style wedding photographer maybe more systematic in their approach to group shots for instance and the more formal wedding images.
Here's just a few ideas of wedding day photos, broken down into the main areas of the day to give you some food for thought -
Bride's clothes Hair and makeup Bride and bridesmaids getting ready* Mom helping bride with one last detail, such as veil Full-length shot of bride in gown Bride with bridesmaids/Parents
*This also applies to the Groom party
Guests arriving Ushers helping guests to their seats Close-up of groom waiting Wedding party at the altar Close-up of bride just before she makes her entrance Bride and groom at the altar Faces of bride and groom as they exchange vows Close-up as you exchange rings The kiss Bride and groom proceeding up the aisle
Bride and groom outside ceremony venue Congrats shots: bride and groom hugging, laughing, and crying with guests Bride and groom in wedding car back seat Bride and groom with family members Bride and groom with groomsmen Bride and groom with bridesmaids Bride and groom with whole wedding party
Reception venue Reception detail Bride and groom at head table Parents table Guests tables Close-up of friends and family making toasts Bride and groom sipping champagne First dance Bouquet toss
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it may stimulate your ideas of the kind of photographs to discuss with your wedding photographer. Depending on the style of wedding photographer you employ, this list may shrink or grow.
It pays to consider what you want from your wedding day photographs. Work with your wedding photographer to get the best photographs from the day, and you will rewarded with a wonderful reminder to look back on in years to come.