Your wedding photo story is undoubtedly the most beautiful collection of the best moments of your life. A perfectly shot album seamlessly portrays your wedding journey and arrests the plethora of emotions that rule the special day. A candid wedding photographer is the best person in capturing your story about love, who may not even make you realize that you are been shot to get the most unadulterated expressions. However, it will be wise on your part to let him/her know beforehand which particular shots you would like to have in your wedding story photography. This way, you will make sure that there is no disparity between your expectations and reality and can enjoy your D-day to the fullest.
Here is our list of top 12 shots that you must have in your photo love story:
Bridal attire: Whether you are wearing a majestic lehenga or a pristine gown, click photos of the dress before you actually wear it. You have spent a fortune on the special number and it makes every sense to make it the subject for a few shots.
Makeup and jewelry: Both these items are a bride’s best friends, which magically transform a plain Jane to a gorgeous diva. Have them photographed in groups or as standalone pieces. Photos of adornments, specific to married women like the mangal sutra, toe rings or chooda, are also a must have.
The ring: You may have numerous photos of your adorned hands with your engagement ring, but the one photo showcasing the ring as the subject is an absolute necessity.
Getting ready: Allow your photographer to click you while you get ready to showcase how you transform into a dazzling bride. You can also have a couple of shots halfway through your session while you relax with a mug of coffee.
Mehendi: You had to wait patiently for hours to let you mehendi artist create magic on your hands and feet. Now it is the time to show them off. Get photos of your heavily adorned manicured hands. Don’t forget to ask for shots of your feet showcasing that extraordinary bridal footwear, beautiful payal, and gorgeous mehendi or alta.
Bridal portrait: Once you are finished with your ‘getting ready’ session, wait for a few glossy cover-worthy portrait shots. Believe us; you may not get this type of image once you hit the mandap.
With your kith n kin: Take happy pictures with your parents, siblings and friends before the ceremony starts. Chances are that your near and dear ones will be misty eyed once ‘vidaai’ approaches.
With your pet: How can you forget your furry friend who has been an important part of your life? Get some adorable photos of you two clicked.
Baraat: This one photo you will surely don’t want to miss since you may not see your man riding a horse again in his life, while you wait for him with a garland at the entry. The dancing in-laws come as a bonus.
The important rituals: Right from your grand entry to varmala to pheras to kanyadaan – your professional photographer will never miss any. However, remind him/her about these before the ceremony begins.
Stolen glances: Subtle romantic exchange of eyes between you two, amidst the large gathering of invitees, must be captured by your photographer. These cozy shots actually remind you that weddings are romantic affairs.
Heartwarming vidaai: This one is an absolute must. You may not normally like to see sad faces of your loved ones, but these pictures depict the bond that you share with each of them.
Your wedding is the once-in-a-lifetime affair for you and you will always cherish the memories of the same. Hence, it will be wise to pay attention to your wedding photography and not miss a single photo-worthy moment.