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10 Top Tips to Elevate Your Wedding Photography (Part 2), Yorkshire Wedding Photographer


Bride and Groom kissing during their couple portraits. Image taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire

We're back with some more top tips as you prepare to embark on the beautiful journey of marriage! There's one aspect of your special day that deserves extra attention - your Wedding Photography. We've curated some more of our top tips from the opinion of an experienced Yorkshire Wedding Photographer that will help you make the most of your wedding photography experience.


1. Communication is key! Share your unique style, preferences, and any must-have shots with your Photographer well in advance. Your Photographer can better capture your vision when they understand your expectations. Don't hesitate to voice your ideas, sharing Pinterest boards or other images you've seen that you'd love to recreate on your big day.


Check our our Pinterest for inspiration!


Colour image of Groomsmen and Groom on wedding morning with matching sunglasses and holding bottles of beer. Image captured by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire

2. Allocate some time for pre-ceremony portraits. These snapshots capture the excitement and anticipation of the moments leading up to your ceremony. They showcase your attire and those intricate details that make your Wedding Day truly special. For Brides - this may be PJ shots with your Bridesmaids, or for Grooms - cracking open the beers with the lads. Whatever your plans are on the morning of your Wedding, it's always worth capturing.


Bridesmaids and Flower Girls in matching pyjamas on the wedding morning sat together on a sofa. Image captured by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire

3. Consider a first look / touch session before your Wedding Ceremony. It's a chance for you and your partner to share an intimate, heartfelt moment away from your guests. The authenticity of this moment is captured in your expressions and emotions, creating beautiful, unscripted images that you'll cherish forever. They're also a great way to calm nerves!


Bride and Groom sharing a first touch moment before their wedding ceremony on a snowy winter morning. Image captured by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire

4. Consider planning a portrait session during the "golden hour" into your timeline, the beautiful time just before sunset. This is when the sun casts a warm, soft glow, creating the most flattering lighting for photos. The resulting images are stunning and well worth the moment away from your guests! This works particularly well for Autumn and Winter Weddings where the sunsets earlier in the day.


Bride and Groom couple portrait in gorgeous golden hour glow. Image captured by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire

5. Encourage your guests to be fully present by having an unplugged ceremony. This means asking them to put away their cameras and phones during the ceremony. By doing so, you create an atmosphere where everyone is focused on sharing the moment with you rather than trying to capture it through screens. Your professional photographer will capture all the important moments beautifully.


Wedding Guests at an unplugged ceremony with no phones or cameras in sight. Image captured by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire

6. Consider scheduling an Engagement Session. This not only allows you to get comfortable in front of the camera but also builds a rapport with your photographer. It's a chance to showcase your love story in a more relaxed setting, creating images that reflect your personalities and the journey you're embarking on.


Our newly launched All Inclusive and Essentials Wedding Packages come with an engagement session included. These are optional, but we highly recommend booking these in around one to two months before your big day. If you've booked us prior to January 2024, engagement sessions can be added on to your booking for just £100!


Couple holding hands during their engagement session showing off the engagement ring. Image captured by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire

7. Location Scouting: Take a visit to your wedding venue with your photographer to scout for the best photo spots. This ensures that you make the most of your chosen location, discovering hidden gems and unique settings that will make your photos truly unforgettable. Engagement Sessions are a perfect opportunity to do this!


Bride and Groom couple shot outside of their Wedding venue. Image captured by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire

8. Group Photo List: Provide your photographer with a list of important group photos you'd like to capture. This ensures that no key friends or family members are missed, and everyone gets their moment in the spotlight. It helps streamline the process, making the most of your time on the big day.


Group photo from a Wedding Day showing all guests with the bride and groom. Image captured by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire

9. Embrace Natural Moments: Give your photographer the freedom to capture candid moments - the laughter, tears, and interactions that happen spontaneously. These unscripted moments often turn out to be the most heartwarming and authentic images in your wedding collection.


Bride crying after seeing her sons in their wedding suits for the first time. Image captured by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire

10. Timeline Buffer: In your wedding timeline, add a buffer to account for unexpected delays. This extra time ensures your photographer isn't rushed and has ample opportunity to capture all the special moments. It's a simple but effective way to reduce stress and keep your day running smoothly.


Read our blog post on creating the perfect wedding timeline by clicking here.


Black and white image of bride and groom during their first dance. Image taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire

And speaking of Wedding Photography, if you're on the hunt for a dedicated, experienced, and creative Yorkshire Wedding Photographer to capture your special day, look no further - we might be the one you've been searching for!


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