With a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony to enjoy, along with a fun-filled and lovely indoor reception, there will be no shortage of photo-worthy moments during your celebration. With that said, there are certain moments that are particularly image-worthy during a wedding, and it can be important to make sure they are captured. Many of these photos are staged - for example, the family pictures that you take in between your ceremony and reception - but others are part of the event itself. This is why you want to have at least one professional wedding photographer on hand for your event. Their skill and experience with weddings will help ensure that the right images are captured and preserved. If you are still looking for someone who can take great photos, Texas Old Town has a recommended vendors list that includes photographers!
Is A First Look Photo Session Right For You?
First look photos can be a great addition to your wedding album, but some couples prefer not to arrange this shoot because they want the reveal of the bridal gown to take place at the altar. By choosing to host this session, you gain a series of images that you can be excited to share. First look photos also reduce the number of staged photos that you need to take between the ceremony and reception, which shortens the amount of time your guests have to wait for the reception to start. If you do choose to stage first look photos, you can have images of you and your partner that are among your most cherished, as they capture a private moment where the two of you see each other for the first time on your wedding day!
Taking Pictures Before Your Reception
The pictures you take before your reception will preserve images of you, your partner, your family members, and the people in your wedding party. In other words, they are images that many people will look forward to seeing and receiving after the wedding is over. An experienced photographer will be able to smoothly move everyone in and out of different photos, which will help to shorten the time you need for these photos. To keep your guests occupied while these pictures are taken, you can host a cocktail hour with refreshments and snacks to keep everyone happy.
Make Sure Your Wedding Photographer Is The Only One Taking Pictures During Your Ceremony
At the reception, your guests will likely have their cell phones out to take pictures with you and your partner, as well as with each other. You can encourage this, and even designate a wedding hashtag so that everyone's pictures are easier to find on social media. However, you should limit the amount of pictures taken during the ceremony to those taken by your photographer. Guests who have their phones out to snap pictures when the ceremony begins can interfere with shots, and may also hurt the views of guests in their seats.
Host A Gorgeous, Picturesque Wedding At Texas Old Town!
Texas Old Town gives couples access to great indoor and outdoor spaces for couples who want to enjoy a premiere Austin wedding event! To learn more, call our Kyle, TX venue today at 512.396.1800 or complete our online contact form!