Your wedding photography will stand as an enduring testament to the love you share with your partner, so choosing the perfect location for your photo shoot is essential. The right location can add emotion and depth to your wedding photography, turning regular prints into candid snapshots that capture the unique essence of your special day.

If you and your fiancé are deciding on the location for your wedding photographs, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Choose a location with significance

Where possible, choose a location that has significance to you and your partner. For example, if your first date was in a park, a wooded scene would be the perfect setting for your wedding photography. By choosing a location that holds some significance to your relationship, you give your wedding photography an extra, distinctive element and capture the unique essence of your relationship on film.

Allow time

When you first walk out of your wedding ceremony, you may have a room full of guests that want to congratulate you. This is a wonderful part of your wedding day and you should take the time to enjoy it. It is also a great time to capture candid shots of the happy couple interacting with friends and loved ones. Getting stressed and feeling rushed is not conducive to good wedding photography.

Consider travel time

Cut down on travel time by choosing a location that is close to either the ceremony or the reception. A location that’s close by will mean the bridal party has more time to relax and enjoy the special day. It will also mean everyone feels fresher in the photos. You don’t need to travel to beaches and gardens to get that perfect shot. Doorways, staircases and even a simple white wall can make the perfect backdrop for beautiful, candid photos that are unique and close to home.

Budget for entry fees

Some locations may charge a fee to shoot at their location, so check with local councils or the venue. These entry fees can range anywhere from $50 to $200 but will often give you exclusive access to the location for a certain period of time. When compared to the overall price of your wedding, it is a small fee to pay to guarantee beautiful photos.

Take the weather into consideration

Everyone knows it’s good luck if it rains on your wedding day! Despite this, rain can put a dampener on your wedding photography plans. While you shouldn’t change your location completely, an experienced wedding photographer will take the weather into consideration when planning your photographs on the day. Overcast conditions can create dramatic cloud formations in the sky and will often produce soft lighting that does wonders for the appearance of your skin. And you might even be able to grab a set of matching umbrellas to add an extra artistic framing element to the shot!

Invest in a good photographer

Invest in a good wedding photographer who you trust! Dreamlife Photos and Video are the premier wedding photography specialists in Australia, offering exclusive packages to couples in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and the surrounding areas. Dreamlife Photo’s award winning photography is truly personal and will capture the unique essence of your wedding day.

If you would like to discuss your choice of location with one of our experienced photographers, fill in our online enquiry form or call the studio closest to you.

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