For some brides, the thought of being the center of attention on their wedding day can be more than a little overwhelming. Fortunately, there are ways to prepare for all the photos on your big day!

  • Take a deep breath and relax

    Your photos will look and feel more natural if you feel relaxed and comfortable. That’s why it’s so important to choose a photographer who makes you feel at ease. The more comfortable you are, the easier the smiles will come!

  • Snuggle up

    Maybe you and your soon-to-be-spouse are practically joined at the hip. Maybe PDA just really isn’t your thing. Regardless of how you show affection, chances are you’re going to want some of those adorable bride and groom photos where you’re holding each other close and grinning from ear to ear. These photos are so much better when they’re natural instead of posed. Find casual romantic poses that work for you and your fiancé and feel comfortable for you both. Plus, a little extra snuggle time never hurt anyone!

  • Visit your venue

    Try to find time to stroll through your venue before you’re hustling to get everything set up. Look for areas that would make for great photo backdrops, like vibrant gardens and cool architectural details. Keep these spots in mind for your wedding day.

  • Be in the moment

    Your wedding day will go by in a blur, and your photos will be the only way to hold on to the memories of the day you said “I do.” In between all the big moments, find a quiet space for you and your new spouse to just take it all in—and invite along your photographer to capture some intimate portraits.

  • Talk to your photographer

    If there are certain shots you want to have or traditional ones you can do without, be sure to tell your photographer. Their job is to capture your wedding for you, so good communication is essential.

    You deserve to feel gorgeous on your wedding day and to have beautiful photos that you can look back on for years to come!