Expert Advice from Wedding Photographer Laura May
We caught up with wedding
photography Laura May to get
you the very best advice on choosing your photographer, when to book them, and
how to get ready for your big confetti moment.
Grace and Ben - Goldstone Hall
Do you have a unique style as a
My approach to wedding
photography is relaxed and that's why most couples book me. They're looking for
candid photography and gently directed couples portraits. What many people
don't realise (and what I tell all my clients) is that the secret to a relaxed
day (and photographs) is to make sure you give yourself plenty of time
for everything. Timing is absolutely key.
Jo and Chris - Goldstone Hall
When choosing a photographer,
what advice would you give to couples?
There are four important questions to chat
through with your fiance before starting the search:
important to you both? Do you want lots of candids, lots of couple portraits,
purely documentary, lots of group shots? Every photographer is different in
their approach and I guarantee there'll be someone who does exactly what you
2) What is
their editing style? The colours
in the final photos that I deliver are very true to life. Some photographers
have a really light edit, some have quite a dark edit, some quite orange toned
— what's your preference?
3) What is
your budget? Pick a budget and stick with it… or totally blow the budget if you
find the perfect…
4) Person! Choose someone you'll be able to get along with for an entire
day and who you think you'll be able to communicate openly and honestly with in
the run up and on the day of the wedding.
Laura and James - Iscoyd Park
How far in advance should you
book a wedding photographer?
I tend to get booked up a year ahead, so it's
never too soon to book someone if you find the perfect match!
Do you have a favourite venue
you visit regularly?
I adore Davenport
House and have photographed many weddings there. I've also recently
photographed weddings at Iscoyd
Park. Both are beautiful Shropshire wedding venues with superb teams that I
thoroughly enjoy working alongside.
Annabel and Andy - Iscoyd Park
What is your favourite moment of
the day to capture?
Now I'm not just saying this, but I do always
love the confetti
moment. It's usually immediately after the ceremony, so everyone is in great
spirits before the party starts!
Louise and Jack - Davenport House
Now give us your top tips for
capturing those perfect confetti shots?
Try to always do the confetti throw immediately
after the ceremony and before your guests have the chance to start
congratulating you. Because once that begins, it's really hard to interrupt it!
The two of you should step to one side and have some just-married time while
your photographer organises everyone. Then it's time for the confetti shot and then
you can start receiving congratulations from everyone… another moment I
love to capture on camera.
Annabel and James - Church Wedding
If you want more confetti tips take a look at
our blog 5
Top Tips to Capture the Perfect Confetti Moment for inspiration and advice
on capturing the perfect moment.
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of suppliers in photographs supplied by Laura May
Grace + Ben
Jo + Chris
Annabel + Andrew
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