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Tips for the Big Day from Your Leesburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer

Throughout my 17 years of experience as a Leesburg, Virginia wedding photographer, it’s my honor to have been a part of over 400 weddings. It’s truly a privilege to witness the unique story of every couple and to tell it through beautiful images.
When you look through your wedding images a few years down the road, I want you to feel the same way you did on the big day: magical, full of love, and bursting with joy.

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For the Sweet Couple: Tips for Outstanding Wedding Photos

As your wedding photographer, it’s my job to capture as many of these moments as I can. But it is you who has the final say over the design and plan of the whole event. Here are a few simple steps you can do to help create natural, picture-perfect moments throughout your big day.

  • Select the Biggest Room to Prepare In
    Preparing in a larger room gives you breathing space to chase away those jitters. In terms of aesthetics, it provides a greater variety of angles and offers a pleasing sense of depth that helps you stand out from the background.
  • Elevate the Ambiance with Windows
    Windows are an excellent source of diffuse light for wonderfully-lit, professional wedding photography. If possible, choose a spot close to the window for your hair and makeup. This is also a plus for your makeup artist, since natural light enhances color fidelity and illumination.
  • Eyes on the Prize
    Not everyone is used to being stared at by so many people, and as the bride, you are the star of the show. The attention can certainly be overwhelming. Because of this (and perhaps to avoid tripping over the dress), some brides tend to look at their feet while walking down the aisle.However, it makes for much better photos if you keep your head up and look straight ahead. Here are some tips to make this easier:

    • walk slowly
    • feel free to make eye contact with your beloved guests
    • keep looking at your partner as you make your way to the altar
  • Seal it with a Kiss
    It’s the phrase everyone’s been waiting for: “You may now kiss.” This moment should be crystallized in your wedding photos for eternity.Some couples, however, make this moment so fleeting that it might be missed, not just by the guests, but by your local wedding photographers. Therefore, I encourage you to take your time during this highlight. Breathe deeply, slow down, and take several seconds to enjoy your first kiss as a married couple.
  • Make Way for the Speeches
    Podiums and big microphones on stands can get in the way of great photos during the speech. They can also be inconvenient for people of shorter statures.Inquire ahead of time if the speakers can use wireless microphones instead. This allows your guests to move freely during their speech, making it more dynamic, spontaneous, and captivating.

Make Your Big Day a Dream Come True

You deserve no less than images which can make that magical day come to life every time you open your wedding albums. Please call me at 703-994-7938 (cell) or 703-435-5292 (office), and let’s discuss how I can help make those unforgettable wedding memories last forever.