He put a ring on it, your dream venue is available, and you’re about to say yes to the dress. Cloud nine doesn’t even begin to describe the elation you feel knowing in twelve short months you’ll sashay down the aisle and say, “I do.” But fast forward five years from now. All that will remain from your wedding day are your photos. So let’s explore three ingredients for magical wedding imagery—and guarantee your wedding album will resurrect that rush of emotion you felt on your once-in-a-lifetime day.
Carefully consider the venues you choose for your wedding day and ensure they are in close proximity to one another. Driving long distances from getting ready locations to the ceremony and from the ceremony to the reception causes undue stress because moving and coordinating large groups of people takes a ton of time.
Keeping all venues within a fifteen minute drive of one another allows for ample downtime, enabling you to savor those in between moments that are so precious on your wedding day. For the perfect Oxford wedding venue that boasts a ceremony and reception site within walking distance of one another, click here.
Light is truly the secret sauce that makes your wedding images magical. In addition to choosing a wedding venue with floor to ceiling windows and light walls, it’s important to confirm the photographer you choose to tell your story is experienced in customizing timelines. Time is of the essence on your wedding day, and the more light you have to work with the more beautiful your images will be.
Many couples choose a first look so they won’t be rushed after the ceremony chasing what little light is left for bride and groom portraits, bridal party portraits, and family formals.
Equally important is ensuring your photographer has ample experience in off camera flash so you’ll still have a shot in the dark should night fall too quickly (yes, pun intended (can you insert smiley face emoji?)).
Without doubt, the most important ingredient for magical wedding imagery is love. Unplugging and being fully present with your family on your wedding day allows the love you share to shine brightly. Choose a photographer that doesn’t TELL you what images they’ll capture on your special day, but instead LISTENS to what you value most so they meaningfully tell your story.
Ensure their portfolio highlights not only posed images but also candid, in-between moments that forever memorialize unspoken acts of love. Because your only job on your once-in-a-lifetime day should be to bask in the joy of the love surrounding you, not worry about your wedding photography.
We hope you’ll contact us to learn more about how we take the worry out of wedding photography! Our customized collections are uniquely tailored for every couple, putting you in charge of what is actually captured. After the flowers fade and the food is savored, all that remains from your wedding day are your images. We can’t wait to preserve your legacy for generations to come!