Spring is a beautiful time of the year, when the weather is just beginning to turn, flowers are again in bloom, and many Utah couples are planning to tie the knot. If you’re planning a spring wedding here are just a few tips to make sure that you get the best possible photography on your big day.
Plan Around Natural Light
One of the most important considerations to make sure that you get optimal photos is to understand the lighting during this time of year and make sure you are coordinating to get photos at the right time. The sun will likely still be low in the southern sky this time of year, but with Daylight Saving Time it is also staying lighter much later in the day. Talk to your JayLynn Studios photographer before you plan out the entire day to make sure you will be able to fit in plenty of opportunities for beautiful outdoor photos will the lighting is right.
Create a ‘Plan B’
While spring is often a beautiful time of year in Utah, it can also be a very unpredictable time for the weather. This year, for example, Utah had several days that were above 60 degrees and sunny in February, which could mean snowstorms later in March, April, and even May. You can’t control the weather, so make sure you and your JayLynn Studios wedding photographer have a plan in place in case the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Find the Colors
One of the most common color palates for a spring wedding is pastel colors, and while these are great for the season, they aren’t the only color you can use for photos. The Utah wedding photographers at JayLynn Studios can help you find backgrounds that include an array of budding green, beautiful flowers, and the stunning scenery that spring can provide with trees and other things just starting to bloom. If it’s early in the season you can still have some visually interesting pictures even in the stark surroundings of a Utah winter landscape as long as you’re working with a pro photographer.
Talk to Your Photographer in Advance
Communication is key to getting all the photos that you want out of your special day, so talk to your photographer before the ceremony to make sure they know what you’re looking for. It’s best if you can do some couples photos (engagements, pre-wedding photos, etc.) before the big day so they get a sense of your personality and can create picture opportunities that bring out your own style. It’s also great to talk to them during the photo shoots to make sure that you get everything you wanted.
Don’t Skimp on Photo Time
At JayLynn Studios we know that a wedding is a busy day, but make sure you plan plenty of time in the schedule for photos. Spring and fall weddings are particularly important to plan extra time for photos because the hours of natural light are not as long as they will be in the summer. Keep in mind that wrangling family members for group photos often takes longer than you thought, and changing scenery from one picture to the next takes time too, so plan ahead to fit everything in. Better yet, take a few photos the day before your wedding (if you’re not superstitious about seeing each other in advance) so you’re relaxed and can have fun without the stress of a schedule.
Your spring wedding should be a magical time, and planning with these tips can ensure that your photos capture all the magic of the day.