Bride & Groom Photos
Once the bridal party photos are completed, I always like to the bride and groom to have a little rest. Some wedding photographers like to stay in the one spot and conduct a number of different poses. Me on the other hand, I like to keep on the move. I like to explore different areas to ensure you are getting variety within your photo album. The ideal amount of time to do bride and groom photos is around 60 minutes. Although I can work with less time, I find 1 hour gives us enough time to do 4 or 5 locations and get a variety of posing. The ideal time of day to start the bride and groom photos, is 1 hour before sunset. This way you get beautiful golden light and hopefully a nice sunset. Some pointers to remember during this time is:
- Don’t think about the way you look. Be natural and enjoy the time together with your husband or wife.
- Trust me. I have photographed nearly 1000 weddings and I know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to wedding photography posing.
- Breathe. The more relaxed you are, the better the portraits will look
- Make time for yourselves. I like to let the bride and groom have a little time to themselves to reflect on the day before entering the reception.