Your wedding day provides you with special and candid moments that you can have captured for your wedding album. These images will help you tell the story of the beauty that was that day. There are so many important moments to be captured that it can sometimes be difficult to know the ones to focus on for a memorable album. Here at Ray Photography, we specialize in wedding photography and we say: Have as many of those moments as you can captured! For a memorable album, however, make sure you do not leave out any of the following 10 moments.
The Important Detail Shots
As a start, you should get pictures of some of the important details of that day. The following important details should make it into your wedding album:
The Wedding Dress and Shoes
Jewelry and cufflinks
And the wedding rings.
The Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready
Photos of you the bride getting your hair styled and the final look would be great for your wedding album. Have photos that pay attention to the details of your wedding dress, the bridesmaids helping zip up your dress and other emotional moments. Lots of good moments happen when the bridesmaids are getting ready together so be sure to have pictures from then too.
The Groom and Groomsmen Getting Ready
Just like with the bride, pictures of the groom styling his hair, adjusting his cufflinks and placing his jacket on are a must-have too. You’ll get the best shot of the guys when they’re getting ready together and throwing banter around so make sure you ask for those.
What is a wedding album without portraits? We’ve outlined here all the kinds of portraits you’ll need for your memorable wedding album.
A portrait of the groom: One where he is in a classic pose, one fun image, and another great pose.
A portrait of the bride: One flattering full body shot, a side pose and another that captures details that flatter. Don’t forget to take shots with the bouquet.
A portrait of the couple together: Shots from a lower ground, an elevated surface like a staircase or a balcony and other angles are also necessary.
A family portrait: Family is important so be sure to have pictures of everyone close together with you the couple. Then you can also have pictures of some of your family members by themselves at various points of your wedding and some pictures of your family members together without you the couple.
A portrait of your wedding party: Just like your family portraits, you’ll need some pictures of your wedding party with you. The groomsmen next to the bridesmaids is one great shot. And then them all with you the couple is another.
The First Look
If you choose to have a first look at your wedding, this is one of those magical moments that should be captured. Great pictures of you the bride approaching the groom and the expression on both your faces when he sees you are too beautiful to pass up on.
Walking Down the Aisle
Several important people will walk down the aisle at the beginning of your wedding ceremony. Have them captured to tell a beautiful story of your day. We’re talking about the flower girls, the ring bearer, the parents, the wedding party and of course pictures of you the bride as you walk down the aisle yourself. A picture of your groom as he watches you walk down the aisle is a great way to capture this moment too.
The First Kiss
For your first kiss, the best picture is the one the makes both the bride and the groom the focus of the moment. So yes, of course, you should include a photo of the first kiss after you’ve said your vows and been declared married.
The First Dance
This moment is also one that yields beautiful pictures for your memorable wedding album. A closeup of the emotions between you two as you dance and another one of your family and friends watching are great perspectives that should not be missed.
The Traditional Dances
We’re talking about the father/daughter dance, the mother/son dance and any other traditional dances that you choose to have at your celebration. You’ll love looking back on those moments through pictures in the future.
The relief on your faces when you know that yes, you successfully pulled your wedding day off is one for the books. You can also have shots of the guests lining up outside and shots of everyone as you say your final goodbyes. If you’ll be getting into a waiting getaway car, have the moment that you do captured too.
Want to know who’s great at capturing all these moments at your wedding and more? Ray Photography is! So, if you’re around Ridgeville or Charleston South Carolina and you’ll be needing a wedding photographer, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact us today!