Now, one for the Bride to be only… namely make-up. First of all, take a read of our Hair and Beauty section for (among other things) make-up tips and what will work best in front of the camera. Then, make sure that you have at least one make-up trial well before the Wedding and follow this up with a photoshoot by a friend. Get the shots developed in the format your official Wedding photographs will be done in (colour, black & white or sepia) and take a close look at the results. Granted, your friend is probably no professional, but you will be able to get the gist – you are not looking for anything in particular, just simply whether you like the results or not. The images will give you a chance to see both how the make-up looks on film with the added benefit of allowing you to judge the style of the make-up at a later date. If it doesn’t work, or you don’t like how you look, simply repeat the trial and photoshoot using a different style until you settle on one that you like and looks fantastic on camera. Make-up trials may cost a little bit to have, but time spent on them will be well worth it in the end – we promise!
Every Reception venue has it’s beauty spots, and they don't all need to be outside. If you are lucky, your photographer will already be familiar with your venue and know all the stunning locations and intimate nooks and crannies that can be used to frame the ‘perfect photo’. If not, then it is up to you to determine them yourself (although hopefully your photographer will be willing to come along with you prior to the day to see for themselves).