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10 Tips to Getting Your Best Wedding Photos

Everyone wants amazing wedding photos! Here are some tips to get you started in getting those crisp-light filled photos throughout your whole day.

1. Details Matter

Imagine showing up to your bridal shower and there's a table, a plate of cookies, a couple of sandwiches cut in half and a container of juice. Haha! You might be a little confused, wondering if you got the day wrong and showed up a day early to your bridal shower, or if someone forgot their camping supplies. ;) That's because when it comes to planning and executing a party, it's all in the details. From the time you get ready, take a little time and set up a nice buffet breakfast. Pick up some pretty disposable plates, ask your florist for any leftover florals and pop them in a vase. Throw a nice tablecloth and presto! You have a beautiful breakfast table while you guys get ready. It may seem like a little thing but it will help to set the tone of your day! Take this attitude throughout your day. Think details and plan to have little areas throughout the day that are picture-worthy? Popping confetti in robes on the bed? Have it all lined up on the side table ready to go. Too much to think about? See my next tip!

2. Hire a day-of coordinator

Different than your venue coordinator, your day-of coordinator is with you throughout the whole day and doesn't just belong to one specific location. She is the one who will let keep her eyes on the clock, run the little errands that you need or grab items while you're getting ready. She's the one will make sure your Mom has everything she needs, is making sure you're getting water and that your groom is where he's supposed to be at the time he's supposed to be there. She can also be the one that you leave in charge of the details and making sure everything is set up where it's supposed to be. If you're terrible with time, she'll save you money just because she keeps everything going on time and you don't run out of time with your vendors! For the amount of stress she takes on during your day so that you can relax--she is worth her weight (and $$) in gold!

3. Treat yourself

You know what can show up in photos? Stress and tension. It's shows up in your shoulders and how high they rise, in the middle of your forehead with a worry line or in the form of a forced smile. Take some time to go get a massage, take a long bath and just take some time just for you. You'll thank yourself later when you're smiling and oh-so-relaxed in your photos!