Tips for the spouses
Pay attention to lighting
If the evening reception is outdoors, it is worth considering additional lighting to give your wedding location the desired ambience. Lighting is not perhaps among your top priorities, but small details like fairy lights and well-placed candles can really make a difference in creating the right atmosphere. Finally, make sure that the cutting of the cake takes place in a spacious, well-lit area without any visual distractions in the background.
Rain and other unexpected developments
If it rains…do not despair! Things may well not go exactly as you planned. Naturally you need to be well-organised, delegating tasks to reliable people and ensuring that everything is how you want it. But all this happens beforehand. On the day of your wedding, you can only experience every moment fully as it happens. Unexpected developments are not usually a problem, but how you react to them could be. Tense or annoyed facial expressions do not go well with a festive mood. It’s best to maintain a joyful spirit, even in the pouring rain. In fact, this could offer unexpected and interesting possibilities both for you and your wedding photos.
I’m shy, I admit it
A wedding is a special day for many reasons. You will be the centre of attention for all those present, your clothes and your role will be new and unusual. Many emotions will be coursing through you, and the more introverted amongst you may feel shy and withdraw. As a very shy person myself I can say: breathe deeply. Look around you: everything you see is for you!
Memorable rice throwing
Throwing rice at the newlyweds is a classic wedding tradition, the first burst of joy of the day, and it can make for a memorable series of photos which allow you to relive the moment forever. Here are some useful tips to help achieve the best results. Firstly, remember to bring the rice – I can assure you that isn’t a given! Also, the bride’s instinct to cover her face with the bouquet can hide her expressions and spoil the photos. The main thing is… enjoy yourselves!
My top tip for perfect portraits
If you decide on taking portrait shots after the ceremony, it will be important to make the best use of time so as not to leave your guests waiting. You will also want to make the most of this first moment of relative calm you can enjoy as husband and wife! Undoubtedly you will want to share many thoughts with each other, the enthusiasm and intensity of the moments you have just experienced. In order to best capture this intimacy in your wedding photos, this small tip might be useful: try to occasionally communicate with each other without words, telling each other everything with your eyes. The result is magical!
Strategic positionimg of the staff tableIn organising the table layout for the reception, remember to place the staff table in the same area you will be in, so that I always have optimum visibility. It is ideal for me to be able to constantly monitor what is happening and be ready to capture a toast or any other special moment.
By spontaneously photographing what is happening, some people will be more present than others in the shots. Some guests will interact more with you or create interesting situations, while others will have a lower profile over the course of the day and might not feature at all in the photos. If you want specific guests to be photographed, we can establish an appropriate moment to take some more formal shots. I am only too happy to meet this requirement. By spontaneously photographing what is happening, some people will be more present than others in the shots. Some guests will interact more with you or create interesting situations, while others will have a lower profile over the course of the day and might not feature at all in the photos. If you want specific guests to be photographed, we can establish an appropriate moment to take some more formal shots. I am only too happy to meet this requirement.