We have some amazing wedding photographers at The Kent Wedding Centre who know exactly the type of shots you should be getting on your big day, but do you know? We wanted to share those key moments you should be capturing on your big day to make sure you have an album that you look back on and cherish.
Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life, full of magical moments you’ll want to remember forever.
Your pictures will serve as a precious reminder of your day and with that in mind, we’ve put together a list of all the snaps you’ll want your wedding photographer to take!
1. The Bride Getting Ready
Make sure your photographer gets plenty of pictures on the morning of the wedding – it’s such a fun time, full of anticipation and excitement. Whether it’s the moment you get into your dress, having your makeup done or sharing a drink with your bridesmaids – you’ll love looking back on the pictures!
2. Not Forgetting the Boys…
You’ll also want some pictures of the boys before the wedding too. If there isn’t enough time for the photographer to pay a visit to both the bride and groom’s parties in the morning, the photographer can take some pictures of him pre-ceremony instead.
3. The Shoes
Your wedding shoes will probably spend most of the day hidden under your dress, so make ensure you get at least one snap of them in all their glory.
4. The Bride’s Arrival
It’s the moment everyone’s been waiting for – the bride’s arrival. These brides have been photographed getting our of the car, in their final moments as a ‘miss’.
5. Father of the Bride
This part of the day is a real tear-jerker – the bride being given away by her father or another family member. The walk down the aisle may go by in a blur of emotion and excitement so you’ll want plenty of father of the bride pictures.
6. Candid Moments
Encourage your photographer to take plenty of candid shots of your guests. We love these photos because they give a real sense of the emotion felt on the day.
7. I Now Pronounce you Husband and Wife!
A first kiss picture is beautiful but just as joyful is a picture of the bride and groom walking down the aisle as husband and wife, surrounded by all their friends and family!
If you’re lucky enough to be getting married at the site of a famous landmark, you’ve instantly got the perfect backdrop. Whether it’s a historic place of interest or the local bandstand, we love these timeless images!
9. A Private Moment
Even though you’ll be surrounded by friends and family on your special day, it’s also important to make some time for just the two of you, even if it’s for five minutes. Take your photographer along to capture a few subtle pictures of this personal time.
Now this may seem like a bit of an obvious one but if you’re not having formal photographs on your wedding day, you could easily miss the chance for a picture with your girls!
Now, there are many more than 10 shots you will want from your wedding day (of course!) and the list is almost endless, so thats why you hire a professional. At present we have the hugely talented John Knight Photography and Matt James Photography at The Kent Wedding Centre both of whom are very experienced in capturing couples big day in just the way they imagined.
You can see more of their work via the links above or you can check out the websites and social media channels below. Get in touch soon as both these boys get booked up very quickly!