When it comes to planning your wedding, your rings and your photography are the only things that will last as long as your marriage. So when it comes to choosing a photographer to capture your lifelong memories it can be hard to pick the right one. Do they have enough experience? How many photographers will you get on the day? How on earth will they be in five places at once? And, can you really afford them?
And whilst I am absolutely not suggesting you ditch the traditional photographer, have a think about whether or not you could you get more picture perfect shots if every one of your wedding guests were in on it too.
One of the best things we did when we got married was opt for an unplugged ceremony, which ultimately meant we didn’t want any cameras or phones present during the ceremony. But we did absolutely promote everyone taking pictures and sharing them with our #spinkswedding hashtag and with our personalised snapchat filter throughout the rest of the day. And we got some really amazing pictures from our friends and family, some of which I love even more than the ones taken by our wonderful photographer.
Here are some of my favourites.
Have you thought about how you might be able to turn your wedding guests into budding photographers?
I came across Scripin as a tool for Brides & Grooms to plan aspects of their wedding but also gain full control over the photos and videos taken on the day - and even the hen do, stag do or honeymoon. From experience, it’s so hard when everyone is snapping away to make sure you get to see all the photos that are taken, I am sure there are hundreds of pictures out there hidden on phones and cameras of my wedding that I won’t get to see and that’s such a shame. Scripin, is a free downloadable app that allows you to create a unique code for your wedding so guests can upload and share all the memories they snap during the day. It also means you don’t have the frustrations of the dreaded autocorrect on your hashtag - I know this frustration all too well as my wedding hashtag actually autocorrected to #spunkswedding - word of advice, make sure you check your hashtags up front...
And if you are going to opt for an unplugged wedding like us it also gives you more control over when and where the images are shared. You can turn saving and sharing on or off, so you are in full control of what happens to your photos and can even have a live photo-stream of what’s going on shown on screens around the venue if you want to, which I think is super cool.
So have a think about the best way to capture and share your special day. Has anyone used a photo sharing app for their wedding? Would love to hear your experiences in the comment section below.