Wedding photography – confetti shots by Marta May

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Many brides would love to have that perfect happy moment, so here’s a couple of useful tips about confetti shots at weddings. From the photographer’s point of view. Basically, you have three different options and all of them give different results on the wedding photos.

  • fresh petals – are beautiful and expensive but because of the weight they don’t flutter about – they fall quickly and the moment is gone.
  • dried petals – seem to be very trendy right now, but because of their size and color they disappear in the background plus on a hot day they might get quite sticky and messy.
  • paper confetti – the biodegradable one is amazing and the bigger/brighter the better. You can get it in different colors and shapes and it will look beautiful fluttering about.

I really like the biodegradable bright paper confetti or a mixture of paper and dried flowers – and a lot of it. What else should you think about?

  • make sure you provide loads for your guests, that really increases the chance for a beautiful wedding picture
  • put confetti in the baskets not cones and ask your bridesmaids and ushers to hand it out to your guests. Confetti thrown from the cone doesn’t look ideal
  • listen to your photographer – he will look at the light, assess the contrasts and find the best possible place

When you’re planning this shoot, either rely on your photographer or think about where the light is and about the best possible places for confetti throwing. Sometimes trying to kill two birds with one stone doesn’t work – really think about the light and the contrasts. Here are two examples – one of our couples really wanted the lychgate in the background because of the beautiful floral decorations they made – and the confetti was almost invisible on that background. Another couple really wanted the navy blue dried flowers on the dark background including the stairs, again – the petals were almost invisible. Both places were in the direct light which also made the couples squint. These are the things you really have to consider when planning your confetti moment.

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