Hire a professional photographer
You need to hire a professional photographer to ensure that your wedding photographs come out nice and beautiful enough to hang in your home.
A random photographer may not be able to take stunning wedding photographs, as weddings are one of the special events that require more expertise than regular photography skills. So, you want to be sure that the photographer you’re hiring has quality experience in this niche.
Visit the wedding venue for pictures before your big day.
Taking pictures at the venue before the day of the event helps you prepare for unforeseen circumstances, like unexpected weather conditions that may affect your photoshoot on that day.
Aside from that, a practice photoshoot session will help you, your partner, and the photographer understand what the lighting is like at specific times of the day.
Furthermore, going to the venue before D-Day to take some pictures lets you test the professionalism and composure of your wedding photographer firsthand. You may decide to continue or change plans after the trial session.
Make plans for photo sessions.
Your wedding day will be a really busy day for you and your partner, and without being intentional, you may not be able to get some things done.
To get top-notch wedding portraits, you must be intentional by scheduling photo sessions between activities like cocktails, dinner, and even songs.
During these scheduled photo sessions, you can take pictures with specific people like your wedding crew, siblings, parents, extended families, and some important guests.
However, you need to have informed these people prior to that time so that they will make themselves available and not leave before the scheduled time, especially if they are busy people.
Ensure that you have just enough backdrop.
To ensure that your wedding photographs turn out well, you need to ensure that your event location has the needed backdrops. You may want to work with an event decorator to ensure that this is possible.
Also, avoid overstacking the venue with too much backdrop, as sometimes less is more.