A professional wedding photographer can find many moments worth preserving, which means you can look forward to a great series of pictures from your wedding ceremony and reception. While much of a photographer's work involves capturing images of your wedding, and securing lovely photos of your guests, they can also produce great staged photos. These photos tend to include the happy couple, the members of the wedding party, and family members of the bride and groom. While you can be thrilled by the quality of these photos, you will want to limit how long they take. After all, the longer you take with staged photos, the longer it takes for your wedding event to officially resume.
Taking Time Before Your Reception For Your Group Photos
Smart planning before your wedding begins can help speed up the process of taking group photos after your ceremony. Have a designated spot in mind for your photos before your ceremony starts, and make sure everyone who will take group photos is aware of where they will need to be. The time needed to arrange everyone for different photos can be hard to control if you have a larger wedding party, or a larger family to include. Of course, even if you have a smaller, more intimate wedding planned, it can be important to keep everyone close by, and to encourage them to stay ready for their photos, as this process can be deceptively time-consuming.
Should You Take First Look Photos?
First look photo sessions allow you and your partner to pose for pictures before your ceremony begins. This can cut down on the time you spend taking pictures between your ceremony and reception, and it allows your photographer to capture the moment where the bride is first revealed in her wedding dress. It is up to you if you want to participate in this practice. Some couples prefer to save the moment of the bride's reveal for the ceremony itself. However, others appreciate how this arrangement makes it easier to capture the look on the groom's face upon seeing the bride for the first time in her dress.
What Will Your Guests Do While You Take Pictures?
While you need your wedding party and family members for your group photo session, most of your guests will be unoccupied during your staged photo period. You can allow people to mingle and find their designated seats in this period, or you can set up a special cocktail hour event. During this interval between the ceremony and reception, your guests can enjoy small refreshments to tide them over before the rest of your evening officially begins.
Texas Old Town Can Provide A Perfectly Picturesque Setting For Your Wedding!
At Texas Old Town, you and your partner can create beautiful memories, and enjoy access to a lovely Texas Hill Country landscape for your wedding celebration! To set up a tour of our event venue in Kyle, TX, please call our office today at 512-396-1800 or complete our online contact form.