8 Moments You Need to Capture on Your Wedding Day
After months of planning, your wedding will flash by in hours, which is why photos are the best way to remember everything about your big day. But what moments will you most want to look back on? Jess Levin, founder and CEO of Carats & Cake, asked a few of the wedding industry's leading photographers to share their must-have shots to capture at any wedding.
Don't Forget to Capture the Emotion
"Weddings are gorgeous events and it's very easy to get caught up in all of the details that make the atmosphere unique and reflect the couple's personalities. I think it's just as important to remember what the day is all about: the union of two people, the love that they share, and the start of their journey together as a family. My favorite moments of a wedding are those that express the pure joy and celebration of the day."
—Sara Wight, Owner & Lead Photographer, Sara Wight Photography
Channel the Excitement into Your Photos
Make Time for the Pre-Ceremony Moments
Capture All of the Relationships
Find the Perfect Dress Shot
Don't Let Weather Dampen Your Mood
"Contrary to what I hear from most photographers, I love crazy weather on wedding days for the amazing texture, light, and extra charge of emotion it brings to a couple's day. I tell all my clients this in my first meeting with them, both to reassure them that their day is going to be incredible regardless of their "luck" with weather, but also to prep them for being a little extra adventurous with me on the day of wedding and to get out in the weather a bit for some amazing moments to capture." —Nathan Smith, Photographer,
Ira Lippke Studios
Let Them Eat Cake
"Sometimes the cake cutting is such a welcomed, playful moment amid the seriousness of the wedding day. It seems to shift the energy and signal everyone that it's time to cut loose and celebrate. So much fun."
—Britt Chudleigh, Principal Photographer & Owner, Chudleigh Weddings