5 tips on having THE best wedding photos

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Today you can learn from our recommended wedding photographer, Hannah from Hannah McClune Photography on how you can have the best wedding photos of your day.

Hannah first photographed a wedding here at Stanlake Park in 2016 and has enjoyed seeing how the beautiful vineyard wedding venue has changed over time- but always keeping the perfect backdrop with rows of vines!

Thanks for having me here on the blog! I’m always happy to chat all things wedding- especially tips on how to get gorgeous images.

  1. Choose your photographer carefully

Once you have your venue and ceremony booked it is best to then book your photographer.

Carefully consider the style of photography that appeals to you the most. The easiest way to do that is to scroll Instagram, browse Pinterest, flick through some magazines.

Ask the fantastic team here for the list of their recommended suppliers and look at which photographers style fits what you’re drawn too.

Then contact those photographers to see full galleries of weddings they have photographed here at Stanlake Park. Seeing the full day is really important to know their work is consistent and sets the right expectations for you.

Finally, value the investment you make in your photographs. They will be the only thing left after your wedding! If the photographer you love doesn’t fit within your budget you’re likely to have better photographs if you’re able to negotiate a shorter coverage with them, rather than a longer day with a cheaper photographer.

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  1. Be prepared for rain

Everyone dreads rain, but it really doesn’t have to be a fear. Be prepared with an alternative pair of shoes and plenty of umbrellas to still be able to get photographs taking around the stunning vineyard wedding venue.

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  1. Share anything you’d love photographed

Don’t be shy to ask your photographer to take any particular photos you’d love. It may be they’d take them as the day happens anyway- but if there is something especially meaningful to you it is worth letting them know ahead of the day.

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  1. Plan your must have group shots

I promise not to take you away for long, but I do love group shots. How often do all your favourite people get together and all glammed up? An ideal number is between five to eight group combinations. It is great to be sure you have some taken, but be sure your photographers approach is to keep it smooth and flowing. Have an usher gather the groups together so you can seamlessly go from one picture to the next with your family.

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A little about Hannah McClune Photography

I’m totally smitten with weddings and take a natural approach, blending a fine art and documentary style. The most important thing to me is for the pictures to authentically reflect each couple and their connection. I started my photography business in 2011 and now the company is a team of five.

P.s I adore weddings so much that when I am not photographing a wedding you’ll often find me speaking at events to train wedding photographers. Or in our Facebook community chatting weddings, come and join us here

Connect with Hannah here:



www.facebook.com/hannahmcclunephotography & www.facebook.com/groups/theweddingsanctuary

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Wanted to start by saying the biggest thank you to you. You were so incredibly kind and supportive throughout the process even with all the last minute changes. Without such a kind and understanding person/ company to work with I’m not sure we would have been able to carry on and finally get married. Please also pass our thanks to Vincent, who was brilliant throughout the day, and couldn’t do more to support us. There were several compliments from our guests on how accommodating and attentive he was.