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Unsolicited, But Useful Wedding Tips

Welcome to our little treasure trove of tips! As wedding photographers, we’ve had the unique privilege of witnessing countless beautiful moments and learning a few things along the way. The advice we’ve gathered here is entirely optional—think of it as wisdom from past experiences that you may find useful. We’ve compiled these insights based on common questions and situations we’ve encountered, aiming to enhance aspects of your day you might not have considered.

Feel free to explore these suggestions and use them as you see fit, or simply read for your enjoyment!

01.

Communication
is Key

If there’s something specific you want or a concern you have, please tell us directly. We strive to understand and capture your vision perfectly, but we aren’t mind readers. Open communication ensures that we meet your expectations and helps us create the best possible memories of your day.

02.

Spontaneity and Scheduled Relaxation

To capture the beloved ‘in-between’ moments, allow time for spontaneity throughout your day. Avoid over-scheduling; instead, leave room to simply enjoy the company of your guests and the beauty of your venue. These relaxed periods are golden opportunities for us to capture the natural, unscripted interactions that make your wedding photos uniquely memorable.

03.

Golden Hour

Magic

Plan for a brief couple’s photo session during the golden hour—the last hour before sunset when the light is soft and golden, ideal for romantic shots. This special moment might coincide with your dinner, so consider adjusting your schedule to step away briefly and capture this stunning light. This little break can dramatically enhance the beauty of your photos.

04.

Unplugged
Ceremony

For a distraction-free ceremony, consider an ‘unplugged’ approach, asking guests to put away their devices. This not only ensures that your professional photos are free from smartphones and cameras in the air but also allows guests to fully engage in the moment—freely applauding and participating without the barrier of technology. Additionally, evaluate the necessity of visible microphones, stands, or lecterns in your ceremony setup. In smaller, intimate settings, these elements may not be necessary and can detract from the aesthetic of your photos.

05.

Remember Your Invitation Suite

If there’s something specific you want or a concern you have, please tell us directly. We strive to understand and capture your vision perfectly, but we aren’t mind readers. Open communication ensures that we meet your expectations and helps us create the best possible memories of your day.

06.

Optimal Reception Lighting

Good lighting is crucial at your reception; it can transform both the space and the photos. While the romantic ambiance of fairy lights or candles adds a warm glow, it’s important to note that candles can burn out quickly and even a slight breeze may prevent them from staying lit. Therefore, we encourage considering the use of hurricane glasses or other wind-resistant options to maintain the candlelight effect. Additionally, integrating subtle, additional lighting is necessary to capture detailed and spontaneous moments effectively. If you need advice on lighting options that enhance the mood while ensuring sufficient illumination for beautiful photographs, feel free to ask us.

07.

Comfortable but

Stylish Footwear

Movement is crucial in our photography to capture dynamic, beautiful shots. If you fear that your wedding shoes may be uncomfortable or too delicate for extended wear, we recommend bringing a comfortable yet stylish pair of shoes to change into for the photo session. This switch ensures that you remain relaxed and free to move during the shooting, enhancing your ability to enjoy every moment—from striking a pose to navigating various terrains at your venue, allowing us to capture the best possible images.

08.

Ceremony Timing
and Orientation

The time of your ceremony and the direction the aisle faces relative to the sun can significantly affect your photographs. Harsh midday sun can create shadows and squinting, while a well-timed ceremony in softer light enhances the comfort and beauty of your photos. We are more than happy to assist you in planning these details to optimize lighting conditions.

09.

Consider a Pre-Wedding Lifestyle Shoot

Embrace the beauty of Italy with a pre-wedding lifestyle shoot. This session allows you to explore the stunning scenery surrounding your venue while dressed in beautiful, non-wedding attire. Think of it as an editorial-style photo shoot that captures the romance and elegance of your destination. It’s a chance to create relaxed and stylish images without the formalities of your wedding day attire. Imagine yourselves amidst the picturesque Italian landscapes, dressed in chic outfits, enjoying each other’s company—these photos will not only add a distinct and personal touch to your wedding gallery but also capture memories of you both at this very special time in your life.