10 Tips for Capturing Your Wedding Memories Like a Pro

10 Tips for Capturing Your Wedding Memories Like a Pro

our wedding is one of the most special days of your life at Dawn Kathryn Photography. It’s a day you’ll want to remember forever. But how do you make sure you capture all the memories of your big day? Here are 10 tips from the pros to help you get started:

1.     Hire a professional photographer.

This is probably the most important tip on the list. A professional photographer will know how to capture all the special moments, from the first dance to the cake cutting. And they’ll have the equipment to do it right.

2.     Make a photo list.

Before the big day, sit down with your photographer and make a list of all the photos you want them to take. That way, you’re sure to get the shots that are most important to you.

3.     Take some time for just the two of you.

Amidst all the family and friends, it can be easy to forget that this day is about you and your spouse. So take a few minutes during the reception for some alone time together. Capture some candid shots of you enjoying each other’s company.

4.     Get everyone in on the fun.

Yes, wedding photos are largely about the bride and groom, but don’t forget to get some shots of your guests! They’re part of what made your day so special, after all.

5.     Get creative with your posing.

Traditional posed photos are nice, but they can start to feel repetitive after a while. Throw in a few candid shots or try something unique like an engagement-style photo shoot with your spouse before the wedding day gets underway.

6.     Stay organized.

This ties into tip number two: make sure you have a specific plan for what photos need to be taken and when, and stick to it! This will help keep things moving along on schedule and avoid any unwanted stress on your big day.

7.     Capture the details.

Your wedding day is all about the little things—the flowers, the cake, your dress, etc. Have your photographer take some detailed shots of these special touches so you can remember them for years to come.

8.     Document the reception.

The same thing goes for any activities that happen during the reception. Your photographer should take shots of your guests enjoying the band, dancing, and eating dinner so you can look back on those moments for years to come.

9.     Set up a photo booth.

For an extra layer of fun, consider having your wedding planner set up a photo booth with props for guests to use and capture some unique shots.

10.  Utilize social media.

Social media is a great way to share your wedding photos with friends and family who weren’t able to attend in person. It can also be used to collect guest shots from the day so you get even more memories of your big day!


Planning a wedding can be stressful, but don’t forget to have fun! And when it comes time to capture those memories, these 10 tips will help ensure you get beautiful photos that you’ll cherish forever.