Bloomsbury Films Explains Top Tips for Must-Have Wedding Photos

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Having a long-standing reputation as one of the foremost UK wedding filming professionals, Bloomsbury reveals the top magic moments to capture on the Big Day.

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As a leading event specialist, Bloomsbury Wedding Filming has seen the best and worst results when it comes to hiring choices for nuptial photography.

To ensure that a married couple have nothing but beautiful, cherished memories in the photo album of their wedding, Bloomsbury offers an invaluable checklist on the most important moments that absolutely MUST be captured before and during the ceremony (in case the photographer they hire lets anything fall through the net).

Run-up to The Big Event

This segment of the special day is about capturing the bride getting ready as well as the anticipation of the momentous occasion which is about to be commence:

  •     Bride having her makeup and hair done.
  •     Still life shots of the bride’s wedding gown, shoes and accessories, incorporating ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue’ if the couple have opted for traditional nuptials.
  •     Photos of the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets.
  •     Mother or best friend buttoning or zipping up the bride’s dress as well as positioning the veil.
  •     Full-length shot of the bride in her gown, looking at herself in a mirror.
  •     Bridesmaids reacting to the beautiful bride in her gown.
  •     Bride with her bridesmaids.
  •     Groom getting ready with his father and groomsmen.
  •     Close-up shot of the wedding bands.
  •     Groom with the best man.
  •     Groom with his groomsmen and father.
  •     Bride and groom separately making their way to the ceremony.

The Wedding Ceremony

There are some crucial moments which need to be captured during the unforgettable ceremony:

  •     Exterior and interior shots of the wedding location before the guests arrive.
  •     Groom walking down the aisle.
  •     Close-up of groom’s expression while waiting for the bride.
  •     Bridesmaids and grandparents walking down the aisle.
  •     Close-up of the bride just before she makes her grand entrance.
  •     Bride and her father (or alternate escort) walking down the aisle.
  •     Close-up of the groom’s face as he watches the bride walking down the aisle.
  •     Bride’s escort giving her away.
  •     Photos of the bride and groom at the altar from different angles.
  •     Primary family members watching the ceremony.
  •     Close-up of the bride and groom as they recite their vows.
  •     Close-up of the bride and groom’s hands as they exchange rings.
  •     The kiss.
  •     Close-up of the newlyweds immediately after the ceremony.
  •     Bride and groom hugging family and friends.
  •     Bride showing her wedding ring to her bridesmaids.
  •     Bride and groom leaving the ceremony.

Director of Bloomsbury Wedding Filming, Andrew Cussens, concluded: “Sometimes, even hiring an expensive high-end photographer doesn’t guarantee that they will have sufficient wedding event experience to know exactly which special moments to capture. We hope that couples preparing for one of the most unforgettable days of their lives will benefit from our expertise by ensuring that the key moments we have outlined before and during the ceremony are given to the photographer as a priority list.”

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