Winter Wedding Pictures

Getting the perfect winter wedding pictures can be more than just slightly difficult. For the happy couple, it’s not a lot of effort to just call up a photographer and make an order, stating the date of the wedding. However, for the photographer, it’s a whole different ball game, and if you don’t prepare properly, you could end up with really disappointing pictures.

You can’t just assume that the photographer is going to make the most of the situation. It’s in their interest to come out with good pictures, but some of them won’t prepare in advance so they’ll have to make adjustments on the day, which can cause all sorts of problems.

You’ll want to talk at length with your photographer about the circumstances of the wedding and what you are looking for specifically. Let’s have a look at some of the things you should consider when you ask a photographer to take your winter wedding pictures: _________________________________________________________________


1. Weather

This is completely unpredictable, but not impossible to keep in check. Whilst you’re never going to be able to tell in advance whether it’s going to rain, there are going to be gales, or it’s going to be freezing cold, you are going to be able to prepare against those issues.

For example, if you’re worried about rain, set up a secondary point where the photographs could be taken under shelter. You may soon find that this secondary point is actually better than your initial choice.

If you’re worried about dark skies and not enough light, make sure there is a way of creating artificial light wherever you are. It’s also possible that the photographer will be able to set a light up so your pictures don’t come out dark and lifeless. Sheltered areas like archways are perfect for winter wedding shots, because they’ll be free from rain and you can also light them fairly easily.

2. Theme

If you’ve got a winter wonderland theme, with plenty of whites and neutral colors, it’s worth telling your photographer. It requires different types of setting sand lenses to take different types of pictures, so if your wedding is at either end of the spectrum (dark colors or light colors) it’s definitely worth explaining this beforehand.


Ask for a portfolio from your prospective photographer to see their other work. It’s a good idea to see if they have taken other winter wedding pictures. If so, and they look good, then you’re in luck. On the other hand, if they don’t look so good, it might be worth thinking again about your choice.

Winter wedding photography can be tough, and so you’re going to need to hire a professional who has a good reputation for providing excellent pictures.

These are highly important and precious pictures that you simply won’t be able to get back if they don’t come out well, so make sure you spend a good amount of time interviewing photographers so you get someone professional to do the best job for you.

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