The ceremony is one part of the day that ebbs and flows as naturally as possible and is full of organic moments. There are a few things you can plan ahead to make sure you get some incredibly beautiful and romantic images during your ceremony.
This is an easy one but often forgotten. I LOVE capturing the image of a couple stopped at the end of the aisle for a romantic kiss with all of your guests smiling and cheering you on. Communicate with your photographer that you would love to include this image in your gallery. It will be a great one to add to your album as well.
With so many couples opting to have friends and family officiate their weddings, they have no idea that there may be a few ceremony etiquette rules to follow. Failing to step aside during the kiss can ruin your ceremony kiss images. I do feel that it’s my job as a photographer to have a conversation with them just to make sure they know what we need to get a fantastic image. It never hurts to bring it up in your phone consultation prior to your wedding with them as well.
You are MARRIED! You sealed your vows with a kiss and now its time to put your hands in the air and walk past all of your guests. You will most likely want to walk pretty fast so you get to the celebration (and Champagne) as soon as possible. Most of the time the groom is going so fast he’s almost dragging his new bride behind him. Slowing down your aisle walk will ensure you both are at the same pace and in the frame. This is a really memorable image that you will surely want to have.
I get it, you are in front of over 100 guests, and kissing for a really long time might sound a little embarrassing. A quick peck on the lips isn’t long enough for your photographer to get the perfect image. Hold it just a little longer and there are more opportunities and angles for us to capture the perfect ceremony kiss.
Whoever is going to walk you down the aisle is a pretty important person and chances are the image being taken while the two of you walk down the aisle will be a memorable one. Make sure you tell him ahead of time to button up his jacket on your walk down. The result? A more polished and clean image for you to remember forever.
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