You’ve spent thousands of dollars on your Wedding photography and the last thing you want is for your photos to be ruined… right?
It could be something as simple as a dirty coffee cup, or something bigger, like poor lighting, but before you say ‘I Do’, make sure you avoid these seven things that will ruin your Wedding photos.
1. Mobile Phones
By now, you would’ve heard of the ‘unplugged Wedding’ trend; asking guests to switch their iPhones off before the ceremony and it’s for a good reason. Having photographers and guests competing for the best shot can ruin your professional photos!
2. Dirty Dishes
Whether you’re getting ready in the Bridal suite, or it’s during the reception, dirty dishes and lipstick stained glasses can make a perfect picture into an average shot. The best way to avoid this is to ask the venue manager to clear all tables before any of the big moments, like the cake cutting or the first dance!
It’s the ultimate shot – the Bride and Groom are kissing in the lobby of a swish hotel and in the background, there’s a huge advertisement for… McDonalds? Any sort of big branding or advertisements in the backdrop of your Wedding photos can take it from ‘wow’ to ‘wah’. Keep a keen eye out!
Bride Jessica keeps her photos simple and free of logos
Electrical cables, microphone stands and any other sort of ‘tech equipment’ is a huge camera killer!
5. Bad Timing
Make sure you leave ample time for your photographer to capture the Wedding photos between the ceremony and reception. If you don’t, you’ll end up with rushed images and a whole lot of regret.
6. A Tipsy Bridal Party
Having a Bridal Party who are slugging the champagne is going to mean an unruly group shot for the photographer! The best way to deal with this is to ask your crew to limit their drinks until the reception (then they can go wild).
Bridesmaids, this one’s for you! Any sort of tan line or underwear line can show up in the Wedding photos, so make sure you’ve picked seamless briefs and had a spray tan (or avoided tanning in anything other than your dress) before the Big Day.
Not a dirty dish in sight!
Main image from Jessica and Adam’s Wedding. Photography by Mark Davis Photography.