Finding the perfect Wedding Gown is like finding the perfect guy. Once you’ve got it, you don’t want to let it go. So, on the Wedding Day, you’ve got to make sure the dream dress gets its time in the spotlight.
It’s so important to give your photographer a thorough brief before the Wedding and unless you want some serious post-Wedding remorse, make sure you add these 11 gown shots to the list.
1. The Hanging Shot
Before you get dressed, get a shot of the gown hanging. Add your shoes and accessories for something a little bit extra.
Image from Sarah and Jason’s Wedding. Photography by Lara Hotz
2. The Getting Dressed Shot
Whether you’re being zipped up by your Mum, or buttoned up by your Bridesmaids, make sure you get a photo of you getting dressed.
Image from Mia and Jarred’s Wedding. Photography by Julia Winkler
3. The Bottom Half
So many of the photos will be aimed at your face throughout the day that the detail on the bottom of the dress might be lost. Don’t forget to give the bottom half of the gown some love!
Image from Mia and Tom’s Wedding. Photography by Blumenthal Photography
4. The Back
The back of the gown also tends to be overlooked throughout the day, so make it clear you want a back-shot. This is especially important if your gown comes complete with back detailing.
Image from Nicole and Raymond’s Wedding. Photography by Simon Gorges
5. The Veil
The veil is generally only worn for a short part of the Wedding Day, so get some close-ups of the detailing from all angles before you take it off.
Image from Salma and Baders’ Wedding. Photography by Filmatography.
6. Walking Away
Ask the photographer to get an image of you and the Groom walking away from the camera. This will capture the back of your gown, but will also be a nice private moment where the two of you aren’t staring at camera.
Image from Demosthenes and Elle’s Wedding. Photography by Enchanted Wedding Photography
7. The Train
A princess needs a train, so don’t overlook the importance of getting a shot of the train fanned out behind you.
Image from Louise and Charbel’s Wedding. Photography by Tom Psomotragos
8. The Shoe Shot
The aim of this photo is to show-off your gorgeous heels, as well as the layers of tulle and fabric of the gown. Sit or stand and simply gather up the bottom of the gown and lift just off the floor.
Image from Michelle and Reinaldi’s Wedding. Photography by Axioo
9. The Dance Floor
This photo generally captures the gown best when the camera is sideways to you – that way you can get the profile of the dress!
Image from Sabrina and Daniel’s Wedding. Photography by Joseph Koprek
10. The Motion Picture
Whether you’re walking towards or away from the camera, getting a snap of the gown in movement will capture the weight of the fabric and highlight any pleating.
Image from Chris and Fiona’s Wedding. Photography by Lost in Love
11. The Waist
Getting a close-up of the waist and bodice is a must, especially if there’s detailing and beading. Extra credit is given if you place your hands on the waist and show-off your Wedding rings!
Image from Danielle and Andrew’s Wedding. Photography by Image Frenzy