PLANNING | How to Put Together a Shoot at Your Wedding

Are you aiming to have an amazing shoot on your wedding day and don’t know where to start? Then, you have landed here rightly. Read the article as I’m going to highlight a few imperative things that can get you started on your mission.

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Decide On a Theme 

First and foremost, a couple needs to decide on a wedding theme. You and your partner cannot work on the other wedding details unless you guys have picked a theme. Hence, if you desire to get a photoshoot at your wedding, you need to pick a theme as soon as possible. If you already have some ideas on your end, then it is quite good. But, in case you are out of ideas, then find inspiration. Search online as you will discover a lot of fun themes over there. You can get a rough sketch in your head and start working on things. Whether you pick a simple theme or fancy theme, you must decide on a wedding drop accordingly. Check on the wedding backdrop post from 365Canvas to get ideas for stunning wedding background and to change the game for your wedding photos.

Pick a Location

One of the difficult tasks is to select a location for your themed wedding and photoshoot. If you desire for the beautiful wedding photoshoot, then choosing the right venue is going to take some time. While you are finding a location for your wedding, you must be clear on whether you intend to have an outdoor wedding or indoor wedding. There is a high chance that you are going to visit multiple locations before you get to finalize one for your wedding. An indoor location is best suited for photography because of the space, perfect lightning access, and gorgeous background. You will be getting the vibe of the most sophisticated wedding. On the other hand, an outdoor location is best suited for a wedding shoot due to natural lighting, unlimited background options, a lot of sunlight, no space limitations, and beauty of nature. 

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Select a Wedding Photographer

Next, you need to pin down a photographer who will do your wedding shoot. In modern times, there are a lot of wedding photographer options available online and in markets. Perhaps, you already have a few names in your mind, but in case you are clueless when it comes to a photographer, then you need to pick one for your big day. Your wedding photographer must be capable enough to capture every bit of your wedding day. It is sensible on your end to carefully decide on a wedding photography team based on your budget, wedding theme, and shoot style. Do your homework before you contact and visit a wedding photographer. You can check on the online reviews and feedback posted on the website of a wedding photographer. Meet in person and see a few full wedding albums of that photographer. This way, you can evaluate whether the selected photographer is worth the money or not. Besides, it’s going to be your big day, and you cannot afford any risks.

Visualize Your Shoot in Your Head

If you are a perfectionist like me, then it is wise of you to visualize your photoshoot in your head first and pre-plan everything. This way, you can gain a better idea about the wedding theme, wedding backdrop, venue, and your wedding photoshoot. You can create an image in your head by thinking about a general look, atmosphere, and styled shoot. Give a hold to your imagination and see where you need to work more for wedding details. As a result, you will be able to pinpoint a few things that you will like and will not like on your wedding day.

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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.
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