Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life. You want to make sure that you have perfect wedding day photos that you can look back at fondly forever. Many of your wedding day photos will be taken at your wedding reception. Here is a guide for achieving the perfect wedding day photos at your reception.
A Scouting Mission
The first step in making every wedding photo taken at your reception perfect is to scout out the venue beforehand. Talk with your wedding day photographer to find a good time that you can go together to the reception venue. You and your photographer can then take time to locate the perfect places at the venue to take your wedding day photos at the reception. Doing this scouting ahead of time will keep you from having to scramble to find suitable shot locations on the day of the wedding. It will lower your stress levels and help you achieve the best wedding reception photos possible.
Photo from our client : Sushama K.
Assign a Photo Assistant
If you want your photos to look as good as they can, you need to make sure that everyone who is in the photos looks their best. To that end, you should get one of your friends or family members to be the photo assistant. Their only job at the reception will be to look over the hair, grooming and clothing of all the subjects in the wedding photos before they pose. This will help to ensure that nobody in the photos will show up with a stain on their dress, messy hair or broccoli in their teeth.
This photo assistant should have a kit with her to help fix these disasters. The kit should include a comb, a brush, a stain pen and a sewing kit. This kit just might keep you from having a crisis when the inevitable accident occurs during the reception.
Photo from our client: Katie M.
Not Just Posed Photos
Far too many couples end up with a wedding photo album full of posed photographs. While these posed pictures are an important part of the wedding album, you also want to get as many natural photographs of the reception as you can. You should be sure to instruct your wedding photographer to take as many of these candid pictures as he can during the reception. He should try to get photos of people dancing, eating, laughing, crying, hugging, kissing and any other actions he can capture with his lens. The goal should be to capture as many emotions and actions as possible during the reception.
Photo from our client Cassie R.
When you take the time to plan your wedding day photos like this, you will be giving yourselves the best chance to get a perfect wedding photo album. It is easy for things to get lost in the rush of the wedding planning, but make sure you do not skip this. When you are looking over your beautiful wedding day photographs several decades down the road, you will be glad you took the time to make them great.