I know what it is like to be a bride. I mean, I was just a bride not too long ago. Having seen so many weddings first hand, I felt like I was ahead from the get-go. Now, of course, we wanted our wedding to be beautiful and all our family and friends who attended to have a great time. Especially since we had a destination wedding, people travelled quite a distance to celebrate with us so that was definitely out priority! But for me (and I’m sure many many others) want beautiful timeless photographs that they can treasure for the rest of their lives.
Having seen so many timelines fall apart, ceremonies set at the wrong time of day, crazy harsh sunlight making everyone squint, forgotten items that were to be photographed, family members who were to be present in photos go missing because they didn’t know they needed to be somewhere and most of all, not enough time set to take all the photographs that the bride had been dreaming of. But for many of us, it is our first (and only!) time we will ever have our own wedding so how would we know to expect and plan for all these things?
We always want our clients to have the best experience as possible and in turn, have the most amazing wedding photos! We put all of our experience and guidance into a mega 70-page booklet for all our brides to help plan their special day! Having now been on both sides as a photographer and a bride, having these tips are so helpful on both ends to make sure the day goes smoothly and we can make the most of our time together to capture the day as beautifully as we can! We go through sample timelines, wedding tips for each season of the year, destination weddings, bridal details, getting ready and prep, information on a first look, the ceremony, family formals, how to get romantic portraits, tips on portrait locations, what to do in case of a rainy day, day of reminders, reception tips, and even tips on sparkler exits for a fun way to end the night!
And of course, our bridal guide is FREE for all upcoming #SOBrides!
Photographer: Samantha Ong Photography