The five must-have wedding day shots you need to capture Your wedding photos are one of the most precious ways of looking back on your big day. The album is full of captured memories and moments of one of the biggest days of your life that you will keep forever. However, it's important that don't have any post-wedding photography regrets. You don't want to realise you didn't get a group shot with your parents or you didn't capture that perfect first kiss moment.
Bedford's Abraxas Photography believe great pictures should tell a story. Here's the list of recommended shots that every bride should ask their photographer to capture...
Ask your photographer to get pre-wedding shots of you and your bridal party getting ready to capture that raw emotion. There are nerves mixed with excitement that can really come across in a picture. Whether it's your mum helping you into your dress or a last-minute pep talk with your bridesmaids, you can really see the bond between people.
The anticipation of seeing each other for the first time can be overwhelming. Many couples find themselves choked up with emotion, which can be captured by the camera. This moment can really tell the couples story and it's clear to see how much love there is, which makes for a beautiful addition to the album to look back on.
The first kiss
You've just finished the ceremony and have the rest of your lives ahead of you as a married couple. Of course, some couples prefer not to have pictures during the ceremony, but you can always re-enact this moment when you're having your 'just married' photos.
The confetti shot
A favourite wedding shot to capture is the confetti moment as the bride and groom leave the ceremony. This is a great chance to get all of the guests and the couple all in one natural photo where everyone's having fun. This doesn't always need to be confetti either as many couples choose alternatives such as sparklers or flowers, which can be really effective.
There are often so many different groups of people on your guest list from close family, to old school friends, that it's difficult to have pictures with everyone. However, to make sure you use your time with the photographer effectively, consider pre-planning a list of group shots you want to avoid disappointment after the day. Providing disposable cameras can be a nice way to get pictures of different groups of guests that you might not have time to capture with the professional photographer.
Find out what Abraxas can offer for your big day by visiting the website www.abraxasweddings.co.uk