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10 Top Tips to Elevate Your Wedding Photography, Yorkshire Wedding Photographer

Updated: Feb 21


Bride and Groom Couple Portrait, photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer JLH Photography Yorkshire

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 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. Hold your first kiss! Don't be shy, give your Photographer chance to capture the moment! We understand that the first kiss can be a bit nerve-wracking, but don't worry - hold that moment! Keeping that kiss just a little longer allows us to capture the most special and memorable shot possible. Your patience will pay off in stunning photos!


Bride and Groom sharing their First Kiss photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer JLH Photography Yorkshire

2. Kindly ask your Registrar before your ceremony to step to the side during your First Kiss to avoid an unintentional photobomb! Who doesn't love those heartwarming first kiss photos? But there's nothing worse than an unexpected photobomb! Here's a friendly tip: have a little chat with your Registrar or Officiant during your pre-wedding meeting with them. Kindly ask them to step aside right before your First Kiss and maybe give them a gentle reminder as your Ceremony is about to start. This simple move will guarantee you get that picture-perfect, photobomb-free moment we all love!


Bride and Groom sharing their first kiss in a church, photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer JLH Photography Yorkshire

3. We understand that the thought of walking down the aisle can be nerve-wracking, but remember to savour the moment. Take slow, deliberate steps and fully embrace this special walk. Enjoy every single second as it’s over in a flash! It also makes for much more natural, emotional photographs so you can treasure the memories forever.


Bride and Father of the Groom walking down the aisle to her future husband. photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer JLH Photography Yorkshire

4. Stop halfway down the aisle and kiss, this is a fabulous photo opportunity!

This spontaneous kiss can create a breathtaking and candid shot. Discuss this idea with your photographer beforehand to ensure they are ready to capture the moment without disrupting the ceremony flow. A skilled photographer can capture the intimacy and love between you two, framed by the backdrop of your ceremony.


5. If you're wanting *THAT* confetti shot at your Wedding, we recommend skipping the personal confetti bags/cones. Guests can find it hard to remove from the packaging and it's extra unnecessary cost for personalised storage. Instead, have someone handing it out from a basket or box so everyone can just grab a handful. Confetti adds a touch of joy and celebration to your photos. Before using it, check with your venue to ensure it's allowed.


Bride and Groom being showered in confetti, photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer JLH Photography Yorkshire

6. Encourage your guests to toss their confetti upward instead of directly at you. This not only gives a more natural look but also produces a beautiful 'confetti shower' effect. It lasts longer in the air, giving your Photographer more time to take the perfect shot, and creates a stunning final image!


Bride and Groom being showered in red and white confetti, photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer JLH Photography Yorkshire

7. The last in our series of confetti related tips. Try to keep smiling during your confetti photos and stop for a kiss halfway - even better if you can practise a drop kiss! This not only creates stunning confetti shots but also captures the genuine reactions of you and your guests as they celebrate your love.


Bride and Groom being showered in confetti, photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer JLH Photography Yorkshire

8. This one's for the Brides! We recommend scheduling your hair and makeup to finish around 1.5 hours before your ceremony start time. Allowing sufficient time for hair and makeup ensures a relaxed, enjoyable morning without feeling rushed. It also provides an opportunity for candid "getting ready" shots, allows for PJ photos, dressing in your gown, touch-ups and pre-ceremony pictures with your bridal party.


Bride having her make up applied with her daughter in the background drinking prosecco. photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer JLH Photography Yorkshire

9. Another one for the Brides! For picture-perfect moments right before your ceremony, plan to have your hair and makeup done as the second-to-last person. This ensures you'll look fresh and radiant when your photographer captures those final pre-ceremony shots but you won't be compromised if you're running a bit behind! It's a simple tip that guarantees your makeup and hairstyle are at their best for perfect wedding photos.


Bride getting ready on her Wedding Day with her bridal party. photo taken by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer JLH Photography Yorkshire

10. For captivating wedding photos, a simple adjustment can make a significant difference. Brides, aim to hold your flower bouquet at belly button height. Avoid the common mistake of holding it too high, as this may unintentionally hide your dress details. By keeping the bouquet at belly button height, you create a natural and elegant look, allowing your dress and bouquet to complement each other in photos. This minor tweak can elevate the visual impact of your images, ensuring that every detail shines beautifully.


Bride portrait with pink and green floral bouquet. photo 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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