Tips for Stunning Pre-Wedding Photos

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Pre-Wedding Photo Tips

Capturing Stunning Photos Before Your Wedding Begins

Tips for Stunning Pre-Wedding Photos

Some of the most beautiful wedding photos take place even before the brides walk down the aisle. Pre-ceremony photos of the bride getting ready, special moments with her mom and fun (mimosa filled) moments with the bridesmaids make for great wedding day memories and photos for your wedding album!

Of course every bride wants her wedding photographer to capture stunning photos, but how can you ensure that your pictures turn out great?  The short answer is to do some planning ahead of time ahead of time so can you can enjoy every moment in front of the camera. The more planning you do prior to your wedding day, the less stress there will be the day of the shoot. Here are a few tips to ensure your pre-wedding photos turn out great.  

Do Your Homework

See what styles are trending and what fits you and your fiance. Talk about why you like them and what stands out to you.

Communicate with Your Photographer

Work together with your wedding photographer to develop a plan. Decide when and where the pictures will be taken. Again, sharing your vision for that time and what you hope the end result looks like. Talk through any special arrangements that need to be made.

Location Matters

The location you choose to take your pictures will play a huge part in the overall appearance and feel of your pictures. Your photographer can offer helpful insight on places they would recommend and are comfortable shooting. They can recommend the time of day will give you the best light and what setting can help you get the results you are looking for.  

Be Prepared

Be prepared, on-time, and have everyone there who needs to be a piece of the puzzle helps put everyone at ease and allows for great pictures. A few confirmation phone calls and texts will go a long way in giving you peace of mind and stunning wedding photos.

Have a Short List

Create a list of must have shots and poses ready. Everyone should be on the same page, but it can be used as a guide to help manage time.


As much planning, communicating and preparing you do – it will fall short if you don’t actually ENJOY your time during the shoot. The hard work and running around is behind you, so have fun, smile and enjoy this truly special and unique time together. Your wedding pictures are some of the most precious possessions you will own, be sure and trust the right photographer with such a huge honor and responsibility.

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