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How to Get Gorgeous Wedding Photos

Your wedding will be a happy blur of emotion, kisses, dancing and well wishes. Here's how to ensure it's captured in crystal-clear detail and perfection.

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  • The Two of You

    The Two of You

    Photos of you and your groom will be the star images of your album — so be sure to block out enough time to get this key shot when you create your photo timeline.

    Photo Credit: Elizabeth Messina Photography

  • The Two of You

    The Two of You

    Photo Credit: Tanja Lippert Photography

  • The Two of You

    The Two of You

    Check out 75 New Must-Have Photos with Your Groom ►

    Photo Credit: Lisa Lefkowitz

  • The Two of You

    The Two of You

    Ask your photographer to scope out picture-perfect settings for your photo à deux, keeping in mind that sometimes the best spots will turn out to be a bit removed from the action.

    Photo Credit: Milou + Olin Photography

  • The Two of You

    The Two of You

    Photo Credit: Elizabeth Messina Photography

  • The Two of You

    The Two of You

    Photo Credit: KT Merry

  • The Two of You

    The Two of You

    Camera-shy? Props — a camera, a picture frame — convey a sense of fun; even holding a bouquet can be calming and grounding.

    Photo Credit: Elizabeth Messina Photography

  • The Two of You

    The Two of You

    Photo Credit: Lisa Lefkowitz

  • On Location

    On Location

    Let your dream venue add to the visual excitement of your wedding album. (After all, you put so much time and effort into finding the perfect big-day setting.)

    Photo Credit: Elizabeth Messina Photography

  • On Location

    On Location

    Photo Credit: Lisa Lefkowitz

  • On Location

    On Location

    A creative shooter will seek out private, romantic nooks and unexpected vantage points — anything for a great shot!

    Photo Credit: Anna Kuperberg

  • On Location

    On Location

    Be sure your photographer has a chance to fully explore the surroundings so she can take advantage of all it has to offer, from gorgeous late-afternoon light to sharp urban angles to rolling hills.

    Photo Credit: Bobbi + Mike

  • On Location

    On Location

    Photo Credit: Jessica Lorren

  • Wedding Party Fun

    Wedding Party Fun

    The best group shots are dynamic and spirited — whether casually posed or caught on the fly, so it’s essential you’ve mapped out the must-have photos on your shot list.

    Photo Credit: KT Merry

  • Wedding Party Fun

    Wedding Party Fun

    Don’t just stand there: Activities — a toast, a bouquet toss — can help spark shutter-worthy guest interaction.

    Photo Credit: Heidi Geldhauser with Our Labor of Love Photography

  • Wedding Party Fun

    Wedding Party Fun

    Expect to work quickly with your photographer for optimum results: it can be tricky to control the group dynamics with all the wedding excitement swirling about.

    Photo Credit: Anna Kuperberg

  • Wedding Party Fun

    Wedding Party Fun

    Plus, check out 30 Fun Bridal Party Photos ►

    Photo Credit: Tanja Lippert Photography

How to Get Gorgeous Wedding Photos

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