Getting The Best Photographs On Your Wedding Day

I have been really lucky that during my time as a Documentary Wedding Photographer I have been able to work in some amazing places, photographing weddings in and around Liverpool and Manchester and all across the North West, shooting weddings in both City Centres or on out the outskirts of town. I've travelled to photograph weddings all over Lancashire, I have been up to the Lake District, a short drive south down North Wales and even been as far as Gretna Green, right up on the Scottish Border. I've pretty much seen it all and there's not much that surprises me these days and in that time, I've picked up quite a good few very useful hints and tips over the years, that for you both as a couple now planning your wedding day, things that you might not have thought about or even really considered but can and definitely will, really help you both in the planning and on the wedding day itself.

After all, the chances are you have probably spend thousands of pounds, several months or even years planning down to every little detail so here are a few little bits of information, tips and advice that, with a bit of planning and some forethought, can really help your photographer get the best photographs for you on the big day. I mean why wouldn't you want the best possible shots and something to keep if that's a gorgeous canvas print taking pride of place on a wall in your home or a stunning hand-made, Italian Storybook Wedding album to show your family and friends, maybe even show your children and grandchildren in the future!

So if it's something as simple as asking for permission for photographs from the Vicar or your officiant during the ceremony, finding out where your photographer can and can't go around the venue, where's the best place for your Bridesmaids to be as your all walking down the aisle, asking your guests to leave their phones at home (well maybe not at home but to, leave them in their bag or pocket at least), even getting the Maid of Honour and the Best Man to earn their titles, muck in and help on the day, this quick guide is full of handy ideas for you to keep in mind as your wedding day gets closer, exciting times!!

I'll be updating the wedding blog as often as I can, as soon as I get the chance or if something new crops up, so check back regularly to get more hints and tips for planning a wedding and more watch-outs for on the wedding day.

You can read more of my hints and tips for couples getting married here.

Bride and Bridesmaid use a selfie stick to take a photo on a phone at Briars Hall Wedding Venue Burscough near Ormskirk