Civil wedding pictures: how to make them unique

civil wedding pictures

A civil wedding is more intimate than a religious one. Therefore, the photo shoot is not as stressful as in the latter case; there are no specific rules to follow during a civil wedding photo shoot, but you need to take into account some elements that will help you create extraordinary images of this special day. My name is Matteo Braghetta, I am a destination wedding photographer and in my career I have often handled civil ceremony photo shoots.

These tips will help you plan a perfect photo shoot that captures all the most beautiful moments of your union. Read on and find out what you need to do in advance to be ready for the photo shoot and to organize everything in the best possible way.

Choose the right photographer

The most important decision you will need to make is who will take your photos. Choosing a photographer is not easy, as you need to find a person who can capture the best moments of your big day and who can create the desired atmosphere. The most important thing to remember is that your wedding photos are what will remain of that day. Therefore, they must be perfect and express the true emotions of that special day.

Moreover, your wedding photos will be something you will look at for many, many years. Therefore, it is very important to choose the best wedding photographer, especially relying on someone who respects your taste: for example, those who want reportage-style wedding photos should rely on a specialized professional. There are many professional wedding photographers on the market today; regardless of your budget, you can find the perfect person for your special day.

Portraits of the bride getting ready

During the dress fitting, you can try on the dress with underwear and shoes. This is a great time to take a number of photos, including photos of the back of the dress and photos of you with the groom. You can also have photos taken with your bridesmaids wearing the dress and shoes. These photos are a great way to capture the excitement of the upcoming wedding. They will also give you something fun to look back on after the wedding. Although it is possible to take photos of you and your bridesmaids wearing the dresses, it is also a good idea to take photos of each bridesmaid wearing her own dress. This is especially useful if the bridesmaids are traveling to the wedding and will have their dress shipped. The bride's photos will serve as narration in your wedding album.

Wedding morning photos

The morning of the wedding is an ideal time to capture a series of photos. These photos are often overlooked, but they really capture the emotions and excitement of the day. You can take photos of the groom's suit and the bride's dress before they put them on. You can also take photos of the rings, bouquets and flowers, as well as photos with the bridesmaids and groomsmen. These early morning photos will allow you not to miss these important details.

Pictures of the Civil Cerimony

The ceremony is a very important part of any wedding. During this time, you can ask your photographer to focus on capturing candid photos of the guests and the atmosphere of the civil ceremony. You can also ask your photographer to take photos of the couple's first kiss as husband and wife. You can also ask your photographer to take photos of the rings being slipped on your fingers.

Photos of the first dance

After the first dance as husband and wife, it is time to dance with your parents. This is a special time for you and your groom to thank your parents for all they have done for you. After dancing with your parents, it is time for the bride and groom to dance with each other. This is the first opportunity to be completely alone after the ceremony. It is a great opportunity to reflect on the special day you have just experienced and to share an intimate moment with your new husband.

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