Let me let you in on some secrets!

These hints and tips are gonna be amazing for you! After spending a lot of money on your photos and video, these tips will simply finish it off for you!

Flowers

Hold your flowers lower than you think. Think flower to your flower! That’s where you should be holding them. I’ll do my best to keep you right but sometimes there’s a lot more going on. I always set the bride up and then just tell the bridesmaids to hold their flowers at the same height! 

Veil

Make sure a bridesmaid or mum or someone knows how to remove your veil when you’re over it! Usually once you’ve done your family pics and half way through the couples you might want to remove, or alternative just before your meal. Rock it all day if you’re really keen! 

First look

First looks are great. If you plan this make sure you have time for it! It’s a lovely time to take a moment together, maybe exchange some gifts and you’ll get some lovely photos with out the pressure of your guests. Afterwards you can walk down the aisle together or still go the traditional route.


If you aren’t planning to do a first look together, you might consider doing a first look for dad/bridesmaids/or whoever is walking you down the aisle. It’s a super sentimental moment and I love it!

Confetti

This is an important one if you want that classic ‘confetti shot’ where there’s loads of confetti floating all over the place. You need LOTS of confetti for this. So many couples under estimate how much you need. Buy enough confetti for each guest to have a generous handful. Don’t use unnecessary plastic bags as they’ll just end up on the floor.


Do try and use lovely petals or otherwise use lovely colourful biodegradable confetti from the likes of paper chase! 

getting dressed

We all think getting dressed won’t take long. You’ve tried on the dress before… But have you done it on the morning of a wedding?


When you’re trying on your dress in the shop or with your seamstress make sure you have the person with you who will be getting you dressed on your wedding day. Save your future selves and film this moment too. If you get stuck on the wedding day then you can refer back to your video. I’d highly recommend doing this when you put your dress up for the evening too.

golden hour

Annoyingly golden hour isn’t at the same time all year round! Sometimes it’s at 3.30pm or sometimes it’s at 11.30pm. Or the location of your venue might affect this too, big trees or big hills might affect the time of sunset too. 


So often this can fall when you’re having you meal, after your meal or even after your dancing. But go with it…if you see me appear and ask you to go out for sunsets then it means…IT’S TIME TO GO FOR SOME SUNSETS!! Of course finish you the course you’re on if it’s during your meal but get out there as soon as possible. I’ve seen the sun disappear by the time we’ve actually got outside.


I’ll try my hardest to keep you right with the timings though! 

the kiss

How fast are your reactions? Probably not the fastest, neither are mine! We are always expecting the kiss but come on! It’s your first kiss as a married couple! Don’t snog but let’s for for a 2-3 second kiss! Going in for a hug or a second kiss after is a super sweet moment too! 

arriving by car

This can be a super sweet moment. If you are in a car with mum or dad or another special someone, make sure you both sit facing forward. If there’s anyone else in the car, let them out first. I can hop in their seats or shoot from the front seats and get a couple of super sweet shots of you both together.


When you exit the car, take your time and maybe only have that one special person to help you out. You don’t need an army to help you out.

couples shoot

This is your breather. You’re away from everyone and no one comes with us. At most it might be me, you guys and the videographer. 

Don’t worry about leaving your guests for 30 mins or so. They’ll cope with out you fine. It’s a wonderful time to just be together and I’ll get some lovely shots you’ll want to frame. 

Be yourselves, we will give you that safe space to be cuddly, kissy and romantic. Trust the process and love the results.

footwear

Make sure you have your good shoes and your functional shoes! Sometimes you might want to swap your heels for wellies or trainers or something that can get us into slightly more rugged areas that will be worth it.

sparklers!

Fancy a sparklers exit or something like that? Make sure you think about the time of the year and if it gets dark before your coverage finishes. Sparklers need a bit of organisation and usually at this point folk are a little merrier. So I’ll take over this and set it up.


You should buy 14” sparklers and also hand held blow torches to light them.