1 – Choose the right time of the day for the shoot

Most of the time, particularly in the fall and spring, you’ll have the best results with your outdoor photos in the morning or late afternoon. This is when the light is soft and warm. 

In the late afternoon, the light has a nice golden quality. This light is perfect for photographing skin and a soft, warm glow. Your wedding photographer will be able to make suggestions about what lighting will work best for your location.

2 – Pay attention to the weather

If you’re outdoors, you’ll want to pay attention to the weather. You may have hoped for a sunny, clear day and ended up with snow or rain showers.  Allow the weather, no matter what it is, to make for some magical wedding photos.

3 – Choose a location that has great natural light

Being outside will provide your photographer with some excellent lighting options.  Using different times of the day to take photos will give you many options to choose from.  

Choose a location that has backdrops you love.  This could be the crystal clear water of Lake Tahoe or an old building with amazing brick walls.  

4 – Dress for the occasion

Besides your wedding attire, you may want to take wedding photos in a different outfit. Prepare beforehand. If you and your partner decide to change clothes on your wedding day, let your photographer know so they can help you choose the best time to take photos in your desired outfits.  

5 – Try different poses

Working with a professional photographer has many advantages. One advantage is that a photographer can help you with different poses that look natural and make you feel comfortable. 

They will also help you with many ideas so you don’t have to worry about trying to figure out how to stand or what will make for a great photo.

6 – Get plenty of rest beforehand

Make sure you get a good night’s sleep and prepare yourself for a long (yet fun-filled!) day. You will be in many pictures on your wedding day and being well-rested will make you feel better and that will come across in your smile!

7 – Have Fun with It!

Wedding shoots should be fun. Don’t be afraid to try new things. A lot of them will end up on the editing floor, so it’s okay to do a lot of different things.  And trust your photographer.  This is what your photographer does for a living and they are there to provide you with advice to capture your wedding day in photographs.  


The biggest thing to remember when you’re investing in a wedding photographer is to find someone that you trust and feel comfortable with. They’re going to be there on your wedding day, which is a very big deal for you and your partner. 

At the end of the day, the best thing you can do is be open to your photographer’s guidance and suggestions. They know what works and how to create the best photos. 

If you and your spouse-to-be want stellar wedding photos taken, come to B&B Photography! Contact us and let us make your wedding photography dreams come true!