Blue and white bridal bouquet laying on a chair with wedding veil

5 Tips For Beautiful Wedding Morning Photographs

This is one of my favourite parts of the wedding day brimming with excitement and nerves! To ensure you have a lovely relaxed morning and end up with gorgeous flattering photos here are some tips for your wedding morning photographs. 


Wedding morning details at St Giles House, bouquet and dresses hanging up


Have all of your details in one place

Lay out your dress, perfume, jewellery, shoes, stationary, flowers etc. ready to be photographed.
I usually photograph these details first, so if they are all in one place I won’t have to bother anyone trying to find these items and will be able to spend much more time capturing the excitement of the morning.


wedding dress and blush sequin bridesmaid's dresses hanging up at Stansted House


Think about your getting ready outfit

Have a think about what you are going to wear for getting ready. These photographs will be included in your album so I want them to be as flattering as possible.
The best thing my brides could wear is a lovely white robe. This bounces light back up into your face for the most flattering photos, plus you will feel really special and pampered.


Bride having hair and make up in St Giles House


De-clutter your room

If you want nice clean images without distracting mess in the background be sure to have a tidy up. I would never start moving things around for photographs as I want to capture your day as it happens so just bear this is mind. I don’t mean move everything out of the room but consider how you want your background to look in your photographs. Maybe put a bridesmaid in charge of this! 


Bride with mother and bridesmaids putting on wedding dress in bridal suite


Lighting is everything

Try and get ready in a nice bright room with lots of natural daylight. I am a natural light photographer so the more sunshine pouring in the better! I may ask you to sit near a window to have your hair and make up done or for when you put on your dress; this is to make sure I get the most beautiful and flattering shots. Some brides choose to move into a different, brighter room when putting on their dress – whatever works for you in the space you are getting ready in.



bride sitting on widow seat at Thorpe Manor Oxfordshire


Leave enough time for photos

Leave enough time in the morning for pictures with your parents, bridesmaids as well as some individual portrait shots. To make time for this, I recommend being ready about 30mins before you are planning to leave. Also it will make you feel much less stressed if you’re not in a rush.


bride with bridesmaids in pink


Relax and enjoy your morning! And have a glass of fizz!
I hope these wedding morning photographs tips are useful. To see some more of my elegant wedding photography click here


Bride holding glass of champagne and laughing