Making the Most of Your Wedding Photographer

Feb 16, 2022 | Wedding Tips

Wedding photos are absolutely crucial to have those long-lasting memories and something to show people who couldn’t attend.  But when you get married at a beautiful country house in the Lake District, there are so many potential shots, having a good plan and a great photographer is essential.

Lake District Wedding Venue

Broadoaks uses some great suppliers, including photographers, who have a lot of experience in making the most of the stunning Broadoaks house and grounds. Ask your wedding planner for our recommended supplier list.

Here are some of the most common shots you need to make perfect keepsake photos.

Before the Wedding Photos

Some of the key photos will take place before the wedding does. These are the moments and little pieces of the wedding puzzle that need to be remembered before everything comes together.

You will probably want photos of the wedding stationery, including the order of service and invitations. You might have spaces to keep in your keepsake box, but some photos are always good.  Couples often like photos of their rings in a stylised setting as well.

If you are able, photos of the venue set up but empty can be a nice shot to have. The same applies to the ceremony area or church.  These shots will focus on key things like the top table, the ceremony flowers, and any personalised elements you’ve added.

Photos of everyone getting ready can be done in loads of ways. From the bride having her hair done to the expression when the parents of the bride see her completely ready for the big day are all popular. Everyone leaving for the ceremony is also a great moment to capture.

During the Wedding Photos

There are so many classic photos to get during the wedding, but it never hurts to take a moment to prioritise with your photographer.

Some couples like to start with the guests arriving and ushers showing them to their seats. The bridal parties arriving are always key moments and a range of shots during the ceremony are the core part of any wedding album.

Moments such as exchanging the rings, songs, or hymns and the first kiss after the ceremony are usually included and often shots of signing the register or other paperwork.

The final one is the classic confetti or throwing the bouquet after the ceremony is finished.

After the Ceremony Photos

The after-ceremony photos will often depend on the style of the wedding. With a Lake District location, there’s often an emphasis on the outdoors because of the stunning scenery all around that creates an amazing backdrop.

If you are having an outdoor element to the reception, then make sure to use that scenery widely. If the wedding is mostly indoors, then photos of the room as the couple enter, as the guests are seated and during speeches and toasts are popular.

During the evening reception, the first dance is an important photography moment, but snippets of the dancing and party will be a good snapshot of the evening. Often, if the couple is leaving the venue to stay somewhere else, the final shots will be of them departing.

Broadoaks is a stunning Lake District Wedding Venue that you can truly make your own and get those perfect photographs to ensure you remember your wedding forever.

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