Your London Wedding - January/February 2023 (Issue 87)

Planning SOS Your wedmin top tips DAVID LEGGE, DAVID CHRISTOPHER PHOTOGRAPHY  Select a photographer who resonates with the vibe of your day, for instance if you’d like beautiful portraits, pick someone who loves capturing couples in this way  Make sure you request to see a range of full galleries (rather than blogged weddings, which tend to just be the highlights from the day), so you can see exactly what the photographer will deliver. From this you’ll be able to tell how each part of the day is documented and how many images you’d expect  Always have a video or in-person consultation to make sure you get on well with the photographer as you’ll spend most of your day together  From the hair and make-up to the décor, pick your dream team of professional and reliable suppliers who’ll look after you no matter what, as all of this will be reflected in the photos  Your dress plays a big part in your photos! Making sure it’s a good fit means you’ll feel comfortable and confident and that’ll show in your photos  A good photographer should be able to work in any kind of lighting and bring the right equipment with them to capture your day in the best possible way  Look through the photographer’s reviews online, see if there’s continuity in feedback from previous clients and decide whether these are the things you’re looking for from your pro PHOTOGRAPHY KLARA SUCHARSKA, KLARA SUCHARSKA PHOTOGRAPHY  Having an engagement shoot is a great idea as it helps you to get to know your photographer before the big day and also helps you to get used to feeling comfortable in front of the camera  Photographers and many suppliers are booked up well in advance, so make sure this is one of the first things you book when you start your planning  If you have a big wedding party, your photographer might suggest bringing a second shooter. This is an extra cost but it’s worth it, as it helps to get through the group shots quicker and you’ll also get different angles of the day infolding  I always love to recommend confetti shots to my clients. Walking through the confetti shower will make you feel very special, it’s fun for everybody and it’ll look great in your photos  If you’re planning group photos, prepare a list of which guests will be in each and put someone in a charge of that so you don’t have to worry about getting them together  Cake cutting is one of my favourite parts to photograph. Adding your names to the cake knife will provide a beautiful keepsake to cherish  If you’re wearing a veil, be sure to have some fun photos underneath it – your photographer will have some great ideas for this PLANNING SOS 47