6 Wedding photographs you should not skip

If you are lucky enough to be getting married in the beautiful state of Colorado, then it is highly likely that you will have some beautiful scenery in your photos. Whether you are having a city wedding or you are getting married on a mountain top, make sure that you hire a wedding photographer that takes great outdoor shots and has experience with the unique set of challenges that a wedding in Colorado can produce, like a freak snowstorm in May, or a two hour thunderstorm in July.  A wedding photographer should be prepared and ready to handle the elements, and most photographers are also going to get all of your major events captured on film, but here are some ideas for some shots that your wedding photographer might not get unless you request them:

  • The bride and groom at sunset. Unless you are having a morning wedding, the chances are good that you will still be in your dress when the sunsets. Tell your wedding photographer ahead of time that you want sunset photos. That way, they will be in charge of keeping an eye on the sun and pulling you from the party when it is in the perfect spot for photos.
  • Ariel shots are a lot of fun, but they do take a little bit of set up. If you want an aerial shot of your dress, or of the wedding party or the first dance, make sure that you tell your photographer ahead of time. This way they can find a location and get set up so they have the ability to take an aerial shot.
  • Silly shots are great and often they are the most loved shots of the day. But do not depend on your photographer to think up some silly poses unless you are giving them a lot of warning ahead of time. Instead, think about the types of things that make you laugh, and then talk to your photographer about how to work them into the wedding photography.
  • If you are interested in doing a shoe shot, this is another type of photo where you should give your photographer a heads up. Some will do that automatically, but some will not, so if a shot of you and all of your bridesmaids shoes  is important, or perhaps a shot of your feet next to the groom’s feet, make sure to put that on the list so your photographer knows.
  • Solo shots of the bridal party. Chances are good that you will have a ton of group shots with your bridal party, but what about getting a shot of each groomsman and bridesmaid on their own? The bridal party will certainly appreciate it, and you will have a special reminder of each of them after the wedding is over.
  • One shot that every couple wants is the dramatic shot. Your photographer will likely try to work that in anyway, but if you have a setting in mind for that shot, be sure to let them know.