Photography Tips for Brides

If you try to ask your fellow brides, they will tell you: The most important thing about your wedding day (besides your groom) is your wedding photo album. So we asked Saiaf Films for advice on how to snag the best photos that you’d love to keep and relive over and over and over again for the years to come.

1. Create a Mood Board

In order to convey exactly what style you want to dominate in your wedding photos, show your Scottsdale Vietnamese Wedding Photographer some sample photos—through a moodboard. This moodboard is created on a website or app like Pinterest, where you can save images that you like—and even images you don’t like. This is a way for you to visually communicate the style of photos you love for your engagement and/or wedding day photos.

2. Minimize Your locations

In order to maximize photo time on your wedding day, it’s recommended to minimize the number of photo shoot locations. You don’t want to spend more time traveling from point A to point B than actually taking pictures. A great Scottsdale Hindu Wedding Photographer should be able to make almost any location work. Even if you don’t love the background options of your venue, trust in the creative abilities of your photographer.

3. Plan Enough Time for Hair & Make-up

Delays with hair and makeup can set the whole day behind. Plan to finish the process well ahead of schedule. Your hair and makeup artists should create a schedule to follow during wedding preparations. Saiaf Films typically asks for one hour in order to document final touch-ups, detail shots, and candid moments with your closest friends and family.

4. Include Toss Items

Whether it’s in your group photos, during your first dance or your grand exit, toss items add that extra life to your photos. Flower petals, confetti, rice, paper planes, the list is endless! These pictures radiate bliss, excitement and results in genuine smiles and laughter from you and your guests.

5. Be Comfortable in Your Dress

One of the best tips when looking for a wedding dress: Sit in it before you buy it. It’s not enough to just look at yourself in the mirror. Walk around, jump, dance, squat and wiggle in it for you to get a feel—not just a look—of the dress. If you’re uncomfortable in what you’re wearing, you might miss out on fun non-portrait poses.