While celebrities are definitely among the most photogenic people in the word, there are ways you can narrow the gap between the beauty and quality of your wedding photos and those from the most recent celebrity extravaganza. We turned to WeddingChannel.com’s photo expert Robert Evans for tips on how to orchestrate celebrity-quality wedding photos of your own day in the spotlight.
*Invest in a high-caliber photographer. Celebrities understand that an outstanding photographer is an investment – especially for the most important day of their lives. Hiring a professional of the highest quality and best reputation that you can financially manage is the foundation of outstanding wedding photos.
*Choose a striking wedding site. Celebrities get married in amazing locations such as castles, private estates, and the like – all of which provide breathtaking backdrops for photos. The more beautiful and remarkable your wedding location is, the more beautiful and remarkable your wedding images will be.
*Scout scenic photo spots in advance. Celebrities will often have their photographers scout their wedding location for great photo opportunities before the wedding. You can do the same exercise on your own, or with your photographer in tow, so you know where the best lighting, backgrounds, and other photographic elements are beforehand.
*Incorporate photojournalism. Between avoiding paparazzi and juggling the details of an epic event, a celebrity’s wedding-day schedule is not very conducive to posed shots. The result? A photojournalistic style of photography in which the wedding is captured on film as it unfolds. You can request this popular style in addition to your must-have posed shots for a look that is reminiscent of A-list celebrities.