Once you hired your dream photographer, the waiting wedding countdown begins. But there are few things that we can do to make sure you get the photos of your dreams. Check out the seven things your wedding photographer wants you to know before photographing your wedding.

What shots do you want

The goal of your wedding photographer is to not only capture the entire day, but to capture the moments that matter the most to you. The most important moments can differ from couple to couple. This could be the grooms reaction to you walking down the aisle, your mom zipping up your dress, or something fun like portraits with your bridal party. Feel free to be creative and let us know what you want, and if there are shots that you want to try. Nothing is off limits here.

Put your phones Away

There is nothing more frustrating than a crowd full of family and friends with their phones out. Not only is it distracting, but it can make it more difficult for us to capture those important moments that you hired us to do.

More and more couples are including notes in the program asking their guests to put their phones away.

 What’s the venues photo policy

Before you decide on a ceremony venue, discuss with them if they have any restrictions. Catholic ceremonies are very strict in this regard. They might limit the use of flash photography, not allow you to move at all during the ceremony, or only allow you to come up to a certain point. Some of these limitations can be a challenge for the photographer, and limit some of the creative angles that we would normally be able to capture.

Your wedding day is about you.

Your wedding day is all about you and your fiance. You are going to be surrounded by friends and family, but don’t be afraid to take some time for yourselves. Whether this be writing each other letters, taking portraits together, doing a first look, or simply going on a walk together for some peace and quiet. This is a special day, and it will fly by, so don’t be afraid to take a moment and catch your breath.

Put some thought into your time and location.

Depending on what time you decide to get married, it will dictate the time you will have for photos. A ceremony during sunset sounds like a great idea, but wont allow for time to capture portraits afterward. What if your ceremony starts late, or ends up running behind. Talk to your photographer or your wedding planner about this, and make sure you have enough time to get everything that you want.


You hired your photographer for a reason, so don’t be afraid to sit back and enjoy the day. If you have any concerns or want something, don’t be afraid to ask. We are all working together to make your wedding day amazing, and to give you the best possible images that you will be able to cherish forever.

If you have any other questions please let me know.


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