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Picture Perfect Portraits

Every couple wants dreamy wedding portraits! Here are some tips for getting those picture perfect images on your big day.

1.) Hire a photographer whose style you love! Some photographers have a more formal style geared towards traditional posed portraits while others shoot documentary style, capturing candid moments as they happen. If you’re somewhere in the middle, a photojournalistic photographer may be the right fit for you. While they give some direction, they let the shots happen naturally, often having the couple walk, talk and laugh as they are shooting.

2.) Make sure you click with your photographer. It’s important for you to feel comfortable with the person who will be capturing so many intimate moments. At The Pros, we encourage you to have a one on one consultation with your photographer so you feel good about your choice. An engagement session is also a great way to build a rapport with your photographer. The key to getting great pics is being relaxed and confident in your professional.

3.) Shooting outdoors with natural light is always the best option. Nothing is better then nature as a backdrop. Take some time to scope out possible portrait spots at your location and keep in mind if it’s a sunny day, you’ll need to find some shade to shoot in to get the best images. If your venue doesn’t have many outdoor options or it’s a rainy day, have a back up plan for shooting indoors. If you’re not sure what the best option is, no worries! Our Pros are seasoned photographers and can scope out a picture perfect portrait spot at any venue!

Venue: Morris Arboretum
Photography by Ben D., Philly Branch

This little piggy went to weddings…

Believe it or not, your location shoot is actually less about Location! Location! Location!...and more about the fancy footwear you’re rocking during the walking. So, how can you avoid unnecessary pain during pictures?

Take an extra pair of shoes to every single shoot.

Whether you’re headed to a hotel lobby or going to a golf course, throw a pair of shoes in your bag that are the same height as your wedding shoes (so your dress falls right), while still being comfortable. In 95% of the photos, you won’t see your shoes, but you will see your cringing face as your pristine white stiletto slowly sinks into the mud. The only time you need to worry about showing your wedding shoe to the world is when you’re stepping out of the limo. As for the rest of the time? Give your feet a break. It’ll make you look more relaxed in photos.

You don’t have to put your little piggies through the paces to take great pictures (and believe me – the one who went to market is getting you a bouquet of flowers to show his appreciation). Plus, flats and other shoes can be super adorable, like the ones here…

Jenny Packham's Top 3 Bridal Trends of 2015

Jenny Packham, a favorite designer of the always flawless Kate Middleton, gives her take on the hottest emerging trends in bridal gowns, and we can't get enough. Obsessed with fashion? Check. In love with lace? Check check.

See what Jenny has to say (and get a sneaky peek of some of her own gorgeous wedding creations)…


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