Capturing some of the perfect moments of a wedding is something that everyone strives for. For all the soon-to-be brides, choosing a photographer who could document these life-altering moments and help create lasting memories is a daunting thing. Candid photographs have been the buzz for a long time as they are known to capture true emotions through the lens. So, to give you some insight into what you need to keep in mind to have some of the perfect candid photographs of your big day, we have lined up some quick pro tips for you. Here are some candid wedding photo tips for brides:

1. A quick heart to heart with the photographers

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Make sure to talk to your photographer about exactly what you want for your wedding photos. Do you want to keep an emotional tone throughout the photographs or showcase how happily married you are or do you want a healthy balance of emotions and happiness? This will give your photographer and videographer a better idea of which type of pictures they should incline towards taking.

2. Start from the beginning  

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Make sure to start as early on as having candid pictures taken of your bridal preparations. Getting ready with the help of your bridesmaids and your mother and aunts is a crucial moment when emotions run high – a moment that surely warrants some candid photography. Your family members will surely fill their eyes with tears at this particular moment. Your best friends who have been there by your side through thick and thin have their share of emotions bursting forth. This moment is more intense for the bride as she prepares to soak in all the anxiety and happiness that come with being married. This calls for some genuine and candid photographs.

3. Perfect lighting is important


This is perhaps one of the most important techniques when it comes to achieving great photographs. You have to make sure that the lighting is perfect depending on the type of reception or wedding. For example, if you have an indoor reception and the banquet has dim light, try to uplight the venue for some great effects in pictures. On the other hand, if you are having an outdoor reception during the evening, it is always great to have as much lighting as possible but in a very subtle way. Fairy lights, candles and chandeliers all make for different types of effects in photographs and render a great deal of influence in candid pictures

4. Make sure your makeup isn’t over the top


Often, brides look flawless to the eyes but when the digitised camera lenses capture photographs, the layers of makeup ends up looking extremely cakey. So, try and make sure that your makeup is well-blended and as much as you’d want to go all out for your big day, always remember that keeping it real is always elegant when it comes to makeup. This not only ensures that the bride looks and feels like a star on her day, she also has some great photographs to back her claim.

5. Be patient with the photographs


Clicking a perfect picture is nothing short of creating a masterpiece. Capturing the raw emotions and making it look real in a photograph can be a task for the photographer. So, take your time during the pre or post-vows shoots so that you have a wedding album that will make you smile every time you look at it even 20 years later.

Following these basic tips are surely going to help the bride be the star of her big day and keep the pictures of those perfect moments to cherish for a lifetime.

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