YOUR TOP 10 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY A PRO!

Choosing the right photographer for your wedding will be one of the most important things you will do in the lead up to the big day. However if your not too sure what you’re meant to be looking for, it can be a struggle to find the right one for you. So we asked pro wedding photographer, Daria of Daria Nova Photography to answer you top 10 wedding photography questions. But first here’s a little more about the pro herself…

A documentary wedding photographer since 2011, Daria is based in South West London and Surrey. Her soft, relaxed and natural photography has a hint of nostalgia, producing documentary photography combined with quirky and creative portraits that honestly tell the story of the wedding day.

Her couples are often creative souls themselves, usually planning an alternative or unconventional wedding, and are unafraid to do things a little differently to create a day that’s steeped with meaning and packed with personal touches. Daria prides herself on her ‘super power’, being incredibly observant and never missing a moment, blending into the background so that couples feel at ease in front of the camera and making sure to be in the right place to catch all the moving and unexpected moments for couples to enjoy for years to come.

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TIPS TO TAKING BETTER, MORE NATURAL PHOTOGRAPHS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY

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All Images by Kelly J Photography

One of the most common concerns I hear from brides (& grooms!) is how to take good photographs? Think back to the last time you had a photo taken. Let’s be honest, it was probably on a night out, with friends somewhere, you had had a few too many and your first thought was, ‘I hope they don’t share that on Facebook?’ So is it any wonder that we all think that we can’t take a good photo? When it comes to taking professional photographs, I promise you it is soooo different. It is actually the most enjoyable experience and you will have so much fun, but for those of you still not totally convinced, we have invited photographer Kelly J to share her top tips for taking better, more natural photographs so that in the lead up to your wedding, you can feel more confident that you and your other half will know how to rock it on the day.

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1. Trust your photographer.

Having pictures taken can be the part of weddings that some couples really dread. If the only kind of pictures you’re used to having taken are the “Smile. Say cheese. Oh wait the flash didn’t go off. Smile again” kind of photos, then no wonder it feels unnatural and stiff.

Having your photo taken professionally shouldn’t be like this. So take a deep breath, relax and trust that this will be a different type of picture taking experience. It also really helps if you’re photographer is someone you click with (pun totally intended) as the more comfortable you are with this person, the more natural the photographs will be.

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2. Interact with each other.

The wedding photos should reflect you as a couple. How do you hug your fiancé when you come home from work? Do you have any inside jokes? How do you stand together when you’re waiting for a taxi, do you hold hands, link arms? Just be yourself when you’re together and don’t be afraid to laugh together if you feel silly, or take a moment just to hold each other.

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3. Posing.

There are always a couple of things you can do to make yourself look your very best in your photographs; Stand tall and be careful not to slouch. Lift your chin slightly and bring it forward to elongate your neck and avoid double chin catastrophes. Give your limbs and body some space in between them for shape.

When it comes to posing however, listen to your photographers directions and move fluidly between the different poses. Your photographer captures everything between your poses and that’s where the natural images actually happen, so it’s best to move smoothly and take it slow rather than stop what you’re doing to get into the next pose.

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5 REASONS TO BOOK AN OFFBEAT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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All Photography by Jules Photography

Hello Guys!! We are super excited to be welcoming back Atlanta based, alternative wedding photographer, Jules Photography to Bespoke Bride, as she shares her favourite reasons for being an offbeat photographer. As you guys know we love it when our couples switch things up especially when they are a perfect representation of the couple and their wedding day so who better to capture those special memories? Over to you Jules…

1. Be Yourself!

My number one goal is to make sure your personality shines through in your images. I, of course, will do some traditional poses, but 90% of your day will be FUN, stress-free and full of laughter. I am naturally outgoing so having fun and creating images you will love forever is the recipe to success for me. THAT is what makes me happy.

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2. Get Creative.

At some weddings the creative juices are stifled by strict  timelines and just the overall pressure of the day. While that is always going to be a factor to some extent, working with an alternative wedding photographer is going to bring out your absolute best laughter and smiles through creativity. Between random excursions to the most unique spot at your venue to the fun little jokes and poses we’ll come up with together, there’s no doubt you’ll get images like no other couple.

3. Stand Out!

Your photos will stand out all over the internet. Whether it’s your bright colored hair or the unique destination you’ve chosen your photos won’t look like any other wedding. Not only is that part of the challenge that is wedding photography, but for me that’s the definition of FUN. New places and new faces. 

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WIN OVER 50% OFF YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY!!

All Photography by Jules Photography Woo hoo it’s the weekend and to celebrate we have teamed with offbeat wedding photographer Jules Photographyto offer 5 very lucky readers in the States, a phenomenal offer. Although based in the UK,  we are proud to admit that we have a huge international readership, with half million readers coming solely from the US…

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