How to get great wedding photos

Wedding photographer Elly Mac reveals the insider secrets to help you get stunning pictures of your wedding

Elly Mac Photography

How can I make sure I get amazing photographs on my wedding day?

Elly says: Firstly, you need to decide on the style of photography that you like, for example traditional, documentary or a combination of different styles. Then you should decide on your budget. The style of photography you choose should reflect the style of day you’re having, and reflect both your personalities as well. 


If you don’t like being posed, avoid traditional wedding photography, as this will only make you feel self-conscious. Instead you could go for documentary photography where you’re not always aware of the camera. Some think that this is the best way to be photographed as the best smiles are often the natural ones.


Then, take your time finding a photographer. Search wedding fairs and look for photographers who are featured in magazines and go online and read their blogs. You can do a number of things to prepare you and your photographer for your big day; you can ask for a consultation and have more than one if you want to. A photographer should be happy to visit the venue to get some ideas, although it’s not always needed.


Another thing to mention is that you can advise your photographer of the key people you definitely do or don’t want photographed.
A good photographer will enhance your day and capture the essence of your wedding. A sign of a true professional is someone who can offer great suggestions and be flexible on the type of packages they offer. Chose someone who shares your vision of your day and can capture exactly what you want on film.

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