Why Choosing a Beautiful Location for Your Wedding Photography Matters

Most couples decide on a venue right after they set a wedding date. And that makes total sense! Before you can paint a visual in your head, you should know where your big day is happening. While many factors influence the type of venue you select – guest count, budget, accessibility, if you can bring in outside caterers, indoor/outdoor options, getting ready space, and most importantly, your desired vibe and vision– and so much more!

This blog post aims to give a few additional items to think about when choosing your wedding venue, as seen through the eyes of a photographer!


Time is of the essence

Consider the time it will take to travel to and from your portrait location if your venue isn’t in the best area of town for your wedding photos. It may take longer than your timetable allows due to traffic, road closures, tourists, parking, and other factors. You might want to pick a location that provides everything you’ll need for a spectacular wedding day and photos.


Don’t miss the golden hour

The lovely period when the sun sets, and everything is drenched in gold tones is known as the golden hour. It’s the perfect time of day to squeeze in a couple more portraits—they’re sure to look fantastic! It usually necessitates staying at the location, as it frequently occurs around supper. Is your venue able to see the sunset, or is it obstructed by tall structures? Do you want to face east? A good photographer will definitely suggest you get some photos clicked during the golden hour.


Don’t ignore the indoor lighting

Not only your photographer but also your guests will notice the lighting. After all, they are the ones who’ll use it to establish the tone and enhance the ambiance. Is lighting included in your venue? Do you have any spotlights? Is it possible to use uplighting? Or can you use actual candles? All of these elements influence the tone of the event and how it is photographed.


Make sure you can make changes at the last moment too

Every venue has its personality, which you take into account while making your decision. You’ll probably want to personalize the space as well. Is there enough room at your venue for what you want? Do you have the ability to create centerpieces that reach the sky? Is it possible for you to create a hanging floral arrangement, drape it, or add twinkle lights? Because not every venue will be able to accommodate these events, be cautious and ask concerns when touring venues.


It only happens once!

All of this preparation is for one day only: you marry the person you want to spend the rest of your life with and dedicate a day to sharing this wonderful occasion with your loved ones. Keep those memories close to your heart, and don’t look back wishing you’d chosen a prettier location.


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Hi, there! I’m Lily Hayes, a professional, licensed legal, and insured wedding photographer based in Dallas, TX. I’ve worked with couples for their wedding photography and engagement photography in scenic locations. Reach out to me here; I’d be happy to capture moments from your big day for you!

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