Tips for Taking Breath Taking Bridal Photos

by Miki Barzig Owner

Most women get to be a bride only once. As they celebrate one of the biggest events in life, it is imperative that they have pictures during the preparation, wedding ceremony, reception, and after-party. And it takes a great photographer to capture a photo of the bride in the most heart-warming moment. To be a great photographer, you need to first learn the techniques of wedding photography Sydney. Here are tips you can follow to shoot breathtaking bridal photos.

Get to know the bride

Remember that the wedding is about the bride and groom and not about you as a photographer. Before the photoshoot, take time to get to know the bride. Ask her what she personally likes to see in the photos. Does she like to be funny? If so, be creative and take fun shots. The theme of the wedding might throw a light on the personality of the bride.

Do test shots

Check the venue beforehand, so you can find the right places to get the perfect bridal shots. Take test shots and try out different angles. Once the bride is in position, you can’t waste her time by being unsure. You need to be able to completely direct her.

Maximise the location

As the hired photographer, you should know how to maximise the venue to the fullest. Scout for potentialareas that you canuse as the backdrop forthe bridal photos. Try to find interesting elements and shapes that can frame your subject. Wedding photography Sydney usually features lush greens, the beach, and fairy lights in the backdrop.

Make natural light work for you

No matter how good your lighting gear is, it can’t beat natural light. As much as possible, bring the bride outdoors. You should avoid the harsh sunlight, however, as it can create deep shadows across the bride’s face. Flat days are the best days to shoot natural light portraits as they render pleasing soft light on the subject. Great photos such as those captured in wedding photography Sydney are usually captured under the shade of a tree.

Capture moments that tell a story

The adage “A picture speaks a thousand words” is true. The best bridal photos are those that tell a story. While it is impossible to capture everything in a frame, you can try to take snapshots of the bride during her interactions with the guests. Prepare your camera during her private chats with her parents, the sweet moments between her and the groom, and the time she spends with her friends. 

Focus on the bride

For close-up shots, focusing should be locked on the bride’s eyes with the bias towards the eye closest to the lens. It’s best if you use manual focusing. However, if you are shooting the bride while she’s moving, you can set the focusing on automatic. 


The bride should not have to worry about what she will do during a bridal photoshoot or how she can get the best bridal pictures. It is the job of the wedding photographer to produce inspiring shots that capture her in her best moments.

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