Wedding ceremony photos

About the photographers

Hello! We are Herefordshire based wedding photographers, a husband and wife duo. We have photographed over 300 weddings so far. That means we have taken part in over 300 wedding ceremonies. Wedding ceremony photos are special because of a few specific rules.

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Wedding ceremony photos – the rules

Your wedding ceremony photos… Imagine – you’re just about to enter the church or the registry office. This is a fantastic and emotional moment and you are expecting some really amazing pictures. Did you know that photographers have to follow some specific rules whilst photographing weddings at registry offices? We are not allowed to use flash and also not allowed to capture the actual moment of the signing of the register. And that is because of the ‘Data Protection act’.

Birtsmorton Court wedding ceremony photos

Ask your vicar about the restrictions

Churches are different – the wedding photography adventure with them seems like a roller coaster at times. Some of them say – no photography allowed, none at all. Even your guests would not be allowed to use their cameras or phones. Others say – yes please of course, no problem at all. Have a chat with your vicar about that – do it before he or she surprises you by saying ‘no’ on your wedding day.

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Wedding ceremony photos – practical tips

If your photographer has the green light to take the ceremony photos for you, here’s what you can do to have some amazing images:

Don’t rush

When you are walking down and up the aisle – take your time, just walk slowly.

Eye contact

When you are exchanging the vows and the rings – look at your partner. This moment should be shared by you and your partner, so try not to say ‘I do’ to the vicar or registrar. We loved that moment between the couple at Westonbirt School.

Westonbirt School wedding ceremony photos

Posed signing of the register

Do you really want to pose for the fake ‘signing of the register’? Think about it – why is it important? Why is it not important? Let your photographer know.

Enjoy the moment

Once the ceremony is finished, accept the congratulations from your guests, don’t worry about the group pictures now – enjoy the moment!

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Confetti and the group pictures

Now it is time to enjoy the confetti moment and after that let’s have the group pictures!

Let’s get the party started

Once the wedding ceremony photos have been taken – let’s get the party started! Make sure you enjoy every single second of your wedding day because it will be gone before you know it.