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How to achieve perfect wedding photos to cherish a lifetime!

After your wedding day and honeymoon are over and you come crashing back down to earth, it is so reassuring to know that it’s not all over yet. Yep, there is still the anticipation of waiting for your wedding photos to arrive.

Photos are so important to the whole wedding day process. They are a way of keeping your memories alive forever and can be treasured for generations to come. So, to ensure that your photos are top-notch, I Do Knot has some tips on how to perfect your pose on this very special day.

  • Step 1 – Choose a great wedding photographer. This is essential. It is no use expecting good results if the photos are not being taken by a professional in his or her field… Ask around the find one. Recently married friends will have their opinions, while online forums or your trusted wedding planner will also help you to narrow down your searches to someone you can rely on. After all, a good photographer will guide you and your guests to get the most out of the day, and will know how to maximise on the lighting, setting and ambience of the event.

 

  • Step 2 – Decide what kind of posed photos you want and inform your bridal party in advance. It only takes one person to ruin a photo. If you want your group photos to look ‘serious’, you don’t want your joker of a brother or uncle jumping up and down at the back making funny faces. Ask your photographer for a list of all the potential shots you could get, and narrow that down to the ones you want. This does take time to achieve, so be sure to allow plenty of leeway so that you won’t feel stressed by the schedule of other things you need to do.

 

  • Step 3 – Get the kiddie photos, if there are any, out of the way first thing. It is notoriously difficult to get children to stand or sit still for any amount of time. If it is possible, as well as the staged photos, also get the photographer to take some candid shots of them with you, the happy couple.

 

  • Step 4 – Pose like a pro. Celebrities have perfected the way a stand that puts them at their best advantage. Based on their findings, we suggest a slight angle (don’t look at the camera straight on). Then tilt your chin down and look up.

 

  • Step 5 – Don’t forget to smile! A smile always makes people in photos look good. After all, this is one of the happiest days of your life so let your joy shine through. When in doubt just ‘say cheese’!

  • Firstly, I just wanted to say how lovely it was meeting you, Mauro and the rest of your team and to thank you. Both Andre and I were so impressed with everything you did for Annez and Gio's beautiful wedding on the Salt Pans in Gozo - every detail was taken care of so thoughtfully and we were absolutely blown away by the venue, and of course how it was setup and dressed for their wedding day! It was simply breath-taking and that light (honestly, Andre and I could not get enough of it, which you may have noticed!!). You and your team took such good care of Annez, Gio and the wedding party and nothing was too much trouble. I especially liked your approach to the bride as its very similar to my own (that you are present and in the background, never rushing or stressing the bride or the bridal party). And thank you also for driving me to the Salt Pans - it certainly made it less stressful for me and I really appreciate that! As as for the venue at night - now that really had the 'wow' factor - absolutely magical, both for the guests and the lenses on our cameras :-)
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    SUZANNE & ANDRE (Britain)

    Photographers

  • Excellent. Nothing but Praise for Petra, Mauro and all the team at I DO KNOT. We celebrated our ruby wedding anniversary in Malta and I DO KNOT arranged everything for us and our 18 guests from Ireland and England. Such hard work and professionalism provided us with a unique 're proposal event' full church service, hotel, entertainment events etc. The I DO KNOT team were there for us, for all the whole 2 weeks and made it such a wonderful event that will never be forgot by the whole party. Feel free to ask them for more details of our functions they provided and you will see exactly how good they are and what such nice people they are and clearly a credit to the people of Malta. They deserve the awards they have achieved so far and Im sure there will be many more.
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    PAT & TOM HAMPTON (Ireland)

    August 2015

  • I would recommend Petra and her "I Do Knot" team to everyone! As getting married in Malta was a really last minute decision, Petra was super fast in providing us with best options and deals! I reached out to few companies, but Petra was outstanding and stood out right away! Could not be more thankful. And this comes from a wedding planner herself. If I trusted our day to her, anyone can!
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    ALISE & VALDIS (Latvia)

    May 2015

  • I cannot recommend Petra Gasan and her I Do Knot team highly enough! Petra planned the perfect fairytale wedding for us in Malta last month. We are so happy we had Petra as our wedding planner, from start to finish she was there, answering every question promptly, taking in our vision of our wedding and our ideas and coming up with great suggestions and ideas herself. Petra suggested the perfect church and reception for our big day, and organised every detail of our wedding faultlessly. Our guests were so impressed with Petra and her team on the day of our wedding, as were we, as she co ordinated everything without a hitch. It was a relaxing and stress free day as Petra and her team dealt with everything and left us with nothing to worry about. We are delighted with our wedding and have great memories of our special day to look back upon thanks to Petra, we could not have done it without her ! :-)
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    GERALDINE & JOHN (Ireland)

    March 2015