Royal Ascot Dress Code 2018
May 24, 2018

Top Tips for Grooms to look the best in their wedding photography

As wedding season is fully underway, we’ve teamed up with the lovely Karen from Parkwin Photography and Louie from Louie Donovan Photography. Karen has over 25 years of experience in the photographic industry, covering events in many areas that are local to us in a natural, unobtrusive way. Louie who is also based locally originally trained as a fine artist before turning to photography and has an ‘obsession’ with weddings, taking an artistic approach to wedding photography.

We’ve picked their brains on some of the most important things for grooms (and their groomsmen) to keep in mind so they look their absolute best in their wedding photos and have boiled this down into 8 key points.

  1. It’s best to make sure that no items are kept in pockets, such as keys, phones, order of service, sunglasses etc. as these can create a bulky look in the shots.
  2. Speaking of sunglasses, it is great if everyone is wearing them and a ‘Reservoir Dogs’ type shot can be captured, but not so great if only some of the groomsmen are wearing them and others aren’t.
  3. If the groom/groomsmen are on their own, hands in pocket shots are usually the most natural, along with hands holding onto the jacket and checking cufflinks. These come across as more relaxed rather than hands awkwardly dangling at the sides.
  4. While being photographed in your groups, always slightly turn to your partner, standing straight on will always make you look bigger.
  5. Try to keep check on any bunching or creasing of the jacket (the photographer will also be paying attention to this) and help to ensure that shirts are neatly tucked in and not sticking out from under the waistcoat.
  6. Shoes should be clean and polished. Photos look the best when all of the groomsmen are wearing the same coloured shoes so consider this when you are choosing your outfits.
  7. Ties and Cravats need to be straight and properly tied. Practicing how to do this prior to the event really helps to alleviate any stress on the morning of the big day.
  8. Button holes need to be treble checked to ensure that the flowers are straight and in the correct position, i.e. not drooping. If a pin is needed to be used because the flower doesn’t quite fit the button hole, then check it isn’t on show.

All in all, Karen’s top tip would be: “It’s all in the details. Suits can look great but if the flower in the button hole is in the wrong position and dropped, the tie/cravat isn’t straight, waistcoat button undone, shirt hanging out, order of service sticking out of pocket, sunglasses hanging off pocket, then grooms are not going to look as IMPECCABLE as they could.”

 

And Louie’s top tip would be: “Choose the right photographer who knows how to pose you in the most flattering way. You will soon see who’s right by Googling local photographers and looking through their galleries or even social media pages (these will always have the most recent photos) and if you like what you see, you can message them for an informal chat.”

If you have any more questions about the above then please get in touch. If you’d like to find out more about Karen and Louie and see some of their incredible wedding photography then you can visit Karen’s website and Louie’s website as well as their social media pages.