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The Top 4 Wedding Photography Regrets: Don't Make the Same Mistakes!


The Top 4 Wedding Photography Regrets: Don't Make the Same Mistakes!


Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life and you want to make sure everything goes perfectly.

Unfortunately, many couples don’t realize the importance of hiring a good photographer until it’s too late and they are left with photos that weren’t quite what they had in mind. In this article, we will explore some of the most common wedding photography regrets so that you can avoid making the same mistakes!

We will discuss such topics as not having enough photos taken, choosing a photographer based only on price, not having posed photos taken and neglecting to capture candid moments. With these tips in hand, you can ensure that your special day is captured in all its glory!



A behind the scenes photo of a photographer, dressed in black, taking photos of a groom with his arms around the waist of his bride along the edge of the Sarnia Ontario harbour.

Not having enough photos taken

One of the most common wedding photography regrets is not having enough photos taken. This can be due to a variety of factors, such as budget constraints, time limitations, or simply not booking enough time with the photographer. While it may seem like a minor detail at the time of planning, having too few photos taken can result in major disappointment once your special day is over. Not having enough photos can mean missing out on certain moments that you would otherwise have captured forever.

When booking your wedding photographer, it's important to ensure that enough time is allotted for taking pictures. Photographers typically recommend scheduling at least one hour for bridal and groom portraits, and an additional hour for family photos and other special shots. However, depending on the size of the wedding party, more time may be needed to capture all of the desired shots.

Another factor to consider when deciding how many photos to take is how you plan to use them after your big day has come and gone. After all, it’s not just about having photos for your album – you should also consider creating prints for framing or making photo books for sharing with family and friends. When taking this into account, couples should aim to have at least twice as many pictures taken than they think they need so that they have plenty of options when it comes time to print their favorites!

Ultimately, while hiring a good photographer is important in creating beautiful memories from your wedding day, having enough photos taken cannot be overlooked either! Taking into account factors such as budget constraints and desired uses for your photographs will help guarantee that you have plenty of beautiful images from your big day – helping keep those special memories alive forever!



A candid photo of two little flower girls embracing each other in a big hug while walking along a garden path.

Choosing a photographer based only on price

When it comes to choosing a wedding photographer, couples often make the mistake of choosing one based only on price. While it is certainly important to find a photographer that fits within your budget, relying solely on cost can result in some potentially costly mistakes.

Choosing a photographer based solely on price can mean missing out on important details such as experience and skill level. It’s important to remember that photography is an art form, and therefore requires years of practice and professional training. A good photographer will have the experience and knowledge necessary to be able to capture those special moments in unique and creative ways. It is also essential to consider quality when selecting a wedding photographer – no matter what the cost. Quality should never be sacrificed for budget constraints; instead, look for packages that offer both quality and value. For example, photographers who offer high-resolution images as part of their packages will often provide prints with better color accuracy, sharper detail and higher longevity than those taken with lower resolution cameras or film.

While finding an affordable wedding photographer is important, it is essential not to choose one based solely on price. Taking into account factors such as experience and skill level, quality of the photos taken, availability of digital prints and extra features will help ensure that you get the best possible pictures from your special day - without breaking the bank!


A bride and groom standing amongst green leafy trees and holding hands.  They are facing each other and the groom is lovingly touching the face of his bride with his left hand.


Not having posed photos taken

Posed photographs can be some of the most memorable images captured on a wedding day. They are moments that reflect the joy and excitement of the occasion and they can be cherished for years to come. Unfortunately, many couples forget to include posed photos in their wedding photography package, leading to regrets later on.

When it comes to posed photographs, it is essential to consider both the number of shots taken as well as the variety of poses. Depending on how large your wedding party is, photographers typically suggest taking at least 40-50 posed photos with a mix of traditional and modern poses. Traditional poses may include formal groups, individuals, couples and family portraits, while more modern and creative poses could include action shots or candid moments between loved ones.

In addition to selecting a range of poses for your portrait session, it is also important to consider where your photos should take place. Photographers often recommend finding backdrops with interesting colors and textures that will create an eye-catching contrast against the subjects in the photo. Some popular choices for photo backdrops include gardens, parks and other scenic outdoor locations.


A groom, bride and their wedding party striking a pose in the archway of the Best Western Lamplighter  in London, Ontario

Finally, couples should also keep in mind that posed photos often have added benefits such as being able to creatively document special details from their big day – like rings, bouquets or wedding attire – that can’t be captured any other way. As such, having a good photographer who knows how to capture these details will not only help you create beautiful memories of your special day but also ensure that all the little details are remembered forever!

Not having enough posed photos taken on your wedding day can be one of the biggest regrets couples face when looking back at their special day's memories. It’s essential to make sure there is enough time allotted during the portrait session so that all desired shots are properly captured with plenty of creative variations and backdrops available for added visual interest! With this in mind, choosing a photographer who understands how best to capture these moments will ensure you have plenty of beautiful photos from your big day – helping make those memories last forever!


A bride standing infront of the groom.  He has his arms around her and she is touching his arm with her hand.  The photo is only of their shoulders and torso.


Neglecting to capture candid moments

Candid moments are some of the most beloved photos from wedding days, as they capture special and intimate moments between the couple and their loved ones that cannot be posed. Unfortunately, many couples neglect to include candid photography in their package due to time constraints or budget limitations, resulting in missed opportunities to capture truly unique and beautiful memories of their special day.

In order to ensure that all the important moments on a wedding day are captured, it’s essential to find a photographer who specializes in candid photography. This type of photographer will understand how best to approach capturing these moments without intruding on the experience – meaning they can provide an unobtrusive presence while still capturing all the little details.


A  candid photo of a bride walking away towards the sunlight and the groom's hand holding up the train of her wedding dress.

Candid photographers will also usually make use of natural lighting and different angles in order to create interesting compositions that highlight both the emotions and people involved in each scene.

In addition to finding a photographer who specializes in candid photography, couples should also consider having additional sessions outside the usual wedding day timeline such as pre-wedding photoshoots or post-wedding trash-the-dress shoots. These additional sessions are great for adding more dynamic shots that can’t be taken on the wedding day itself – such as romantic couple portraits at sunset or fun beach photos with your bridal party – thus providing even more variety for your album.


A bride and groom in a trash the dress photoshoot.  The bride is sitting on the groom's lap and he is sitting on the sandy beach on the shores of Lake Erie.

Finally, if you’re looking for an even more personal touch for your album, there are also now apps available which offer custom photobooks tailored to each couple’s specific interests and personalities. With this option you can choose from a range of themes – such as travel stories or vintage albums – and then customize it further by selecting your own images, changing colors and fonts, adding filters etc., making it easier than ever before to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake that truly captures your special day!

Neglecting to capture candid moments on your wedding day is one of the most common regrets couples have when looking back at their memories afterwards. It is therefore important to invest in a quality photographer who has experience taking candid shots alongside posed photos so that all those little details can be remembered forever!


A black and white photo from behind of a small flower girl holding on to the train of the bride's dress.

In conclusion, choosing a good photographer for your wedding day is essential in order to ensure that all the special moments and details of your big day are captured.

Not having enough posed photos taken or neglecting to capture candid moments can be some of the biggest regrets couples have when looking back at their memories afterwards - so it's important to take time researching photographers who specialize in both types of photography.

Additionally, you should also consider investing in additional sessions outside the usual wedding day timeline such as pre-wedding photoshoots or post-wedding trash-the-dress shoots; these extra shots will help provide even more variety for your album!

Finally, custom photobooks tailored specifically to each couple’s interests and personalities offer an even more personal touch – making sure that no detail is forgotten from one of life’s most memorable days.


A groom in a blue suit is holding his bride with his arm around his waist and kissing her forehead.  The bride has her eyes closed.

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