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When to Take Photographs on the Big Day

It is important to have photographs taken at different times of the day to capture the most special moments and these should include individual shots, photos of groups and, most importantly, snaps of the happy couple.

Plan to do as many pictures as possible before the ceremony. Everyone’s makeup will look the best and you will all have more energy then. Don’t forget that you may even want pictures of everyone getting ready such as the bride getting her hair and makeup done and the groom putting on his tie. Pictures of the church and reception venue before people arrive would be nice too.

Before the ceremony, some popular shots include the groom with his best man, the bride getting ready and the bride arriving at the church or wedding venue. During the ceremony, key moments to capture include the bride and her attendants walking down the aisle, the exchange of rings, signing the register and walking back down the aisle as a married couple. A good photographer will take these shots from a variety of angles.

Many couples do not want to see each other before the ceremony. If you plan to follow that tradition just simply plan to have the pictures of the two of you together taken after the ceremony.

f you have an evening wedding try to get some outdoor sunset pictures. These images are stunning. An experienced photographer can edit and enhance them too.