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The biggest wedding photography mistakes

Don’t make these common photography mistakes on your wedding day

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The biggest wedding photography mistakes
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For those not used to having their photo taken all the time, the thought of having lots of photos taken on your wedding day can seem a little daunting. Steer clear of these common wedding photography mistakes and you’ll be a-okay.

Don’t do something you’re not comfortable with
If you and your husband wouldn’t normally do an upside-down kiss while lying in a corn field then let your photographer know. Be firm about what you want and what you don’t, as any discomfort will show in the photos. Keep in mind the type of images you want when choosing your photographer too.

Don’t ask a family friend to be your photographer and expect professional photos
Unless you have a family friend who actually does this for a living, don’t try and find a cheap alternative to a professional. The images won’t be as nice and they may miss important moments – plus it’s a lot of pressure to put on someone who hasn’t done it before!

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Don’t follow the trends
You’ve seen pics of people spelling ‘Love’ out with their fingers on Pinterest and are desperate to recreate it! This is all well and good, but don’t get too hung up on following the trends. It’s the simple shots that will stand the test of time.

Don’t clock the camera
It can feel weird knowing that someone is taking snaps of you and not looking at them, but constantly clocking the camera will make it difficult for your photographer to get reportage shots. If you sense the lens on you, just try to act natural and you’ll soon forget!

Don’t forget to give your photographer a list of set shots
Think about the set shots you want (do you want one with just your grandparents? Perhaps the bridesmaids and the ushers?) and make a list. Talk this over with your photographer before the day and enlist an usher to help your photographer round up the correct groups of people.

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Don’t book your photographer last minute
Do not delay when booking your photographer as they get snapped up quickly! Once you’ve found one you like that's in your price range get them booked in.

Don’t spend too long with your photographer on the day
It’s lovely to have a bit of time out with just the two of you and it’s a perfect moment to get those lovely couples shots. However, don’t stay away too long or you’ll miss chatting to all your guests – the day really does fly by so make the most of it.

Don’t forget to smile!
If in doubt just keep smiling – it’s a guaranteed way to make you look amazing!

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