Remember disposable cameras? I know, you 24 year olds getting married probably don’t even know what they are. Anyway, back in the day, we used to have these not that attractive disposable cameras and we used to put them on tables at weddings so that we could capture the random moments of the reception. Usually what happened was that you got like 1 good picture out of 15 cameras and a bunch of pictures of nothing. Since then we’ve gotten facebook and iphones and everyone takes pictures on their phones and posts pictures of your wedding on facebook before you are even all the way down the aisle. And they are all over and you probably don’t even see half of them, but a bunch of people you don’t know get to see how beautiful you looked, so that is nice.
So, not happy with that situation? That is where The Wedding Party App comes in. They are not paying me, I don’t work for them, I just think this is a brilliant idea! So you sign up (for FREE), then you use an invite system to tell your guests about the app, then you can also download free customizable instructions to use on your wedding day. Then your friends take all those photos on their phones and it all goes to one place and you get to see all the pictures that all of your guests take at your wedding. How cool is that? I love it.
Weddings are so tech savvy these days, you could of course also let your guests know a hash tag you might like them to use so that if people are posting them on instagram they are using one hash tag and you can also see them all that way. Anyway you want to do it. I love the idea of making sure all your photos are in one place so you can see them all regardless of who takes them.
The idea of getting your photos back and realizing you didn’t get half the shots that you wanted now that it is too late is a nightmare, but unfortunately happens to too many couples because they didn’t give their photographer or planner a must have list. I always encourage my couples to make a list of exact photo combinations they want – couple with siblings, couple with grandparents, etc. If your photographer and planner have a list like that, it will help your family photos go so much quicker.
However, it is also a great idea to make sure your photographer knows some shots that are important to you. Below are a list of some you might not wan to miss.
- Getting ready photos. I recommend having your photographer come about 15 minutes before you are completely ready so that they can get you getting into your dress. Save the hours and do not have them there the entire time. Are you really going to frame a photo of you with curlers in your hair?
- The wedding dress (where applicable)
- Groom (where applicable) hanging out with groomsmen
- Couple getting in/out of limo
- First look shot if you are seeing each other first
- Walk down the aisle from front and back
- Groom’s or Bride’s face waiting at alter
- The kiss
- The walk back down the aisle together
- The details (flowers, escort cards, cake, etc.)
- Cake cutting
- Grand exit
Then of course there are the family and wedding party shots you will need to list as well. Prepare your photographer for what you want and you won’t be disappointed!
We may think of balloons as something you have at a kiddy party, but balloons have grown up and grown bigger and can be an extremely fun touch to your wedding or even just for your wedding photos.
The Blue Moon Wedding
Italian Lakes Wedding
Green Wedding Shoes
With This Ring
Petdogonline's Wedding Dresses
bird & co. events
Leighton Joskey Wedding Photography