How to Snap the Perfect Confetti Shot!
If you’re getting married soon and you want to capture the perfect confetti shot that has Pinterest obsessive’s swooning then you might want to bookmark this page right now! The confetti shot has to be one of the most requested photographs requested by couples and it isn’t surprising as they really are a lot of fun. There is quite a lot of skill that goes into capturing that moment, so we have teamed with Shropshire Petals who have given us their 6 top tips on capturing the perfect confetti photograph. Lets get started!
1. Choose the right confetti!
There are many types of confetti on the market, from paper and synthetic types to bubbles and natural petal confetti, but one for perfect confetti shots – natural petals. Small natural petals, delphiniums and wild flowers, are light and fall delicately to the ground ensuring your photographer has plenty of time to capture the magical moment. Remember, churches and venues love natural petal confetti.
2. Discuss with your photographer.
Discuss your confetti shot with your photographer before the big day. Ask to see photos they have taken to give you some inspiration. Your photographer will probably know the wedding location, ask them where they think is best to take the photo. They will be able to discuss options with you according to the time of day, light and surroundings.
3. Make sure your guests know how to throw!
This might sound simple, but you only get one chance to capture the perfect confetti moment and the key is in the throwing. Delegate a bridesmaid or usher to organise the shot by getting them to ask your guests to stand close to each other and throw their confetti as high as they can to create a perfect flutter. You don’t want guests throwing confetti directly at your faces!
4. Work out how much you will need.
Depending on the type of confetti shot you want will depend on how much you will need. If you want a full confetti shot, like heavy snowfall, then make sure there is plenty for your guests to throw – a large handful or two will work wonderfully. If you want a more delicate shot, one handful per guest will be enough. Usually only half of your guests will throw confetti (and usually only the ladies) so make sure you have enough depending on the size of your wedding party.
5. Get high!
If you want your confetti shot to capture the whole moment – you surrounded by all of your guests throwing confetti – then ask your photographer to take the shot from a ladder or somewhere high to ensure they can get everyone in. As you will probably be looking up towards your confetti, taking the photo from a higher spot will give it an interesting angle.
6. Choose the right colour.
The colour might sound simple – be sure to consider where your photographs are being taken – is the background light or dark? Choose colours that will stand out, for example, if you are using church walls as a background, pale colours will be enhanced on a photograph and use darker colours like Cadbury purple or cerise pink on a light background for a bold colour splash.
And it’s as simple as that! Remember to relax and enjoy your perfect moment and cherish the confetti shot forever. A huge thank you to Shropshire Petals for sharing with us today! You can check out their amazing range of natural confetti here!
Much Bespoke Love