Lovely lakes make the perfect pictures

While there are lots of crucial elements in a dream wedding day, few are as important, or as long lasting, as the photos. As @YPWPhotographer says, ”Wedding photography is important because it will capture your day, it will capture your memories, it will tell a story, and not just any story, it will tell a beautiful story of your special day, a day you will never forget.”

The best way to ensure your photos do your wedding justice is to choose an impressive backdrop for your day. Stunning countryside, beautiful views and a historic setting will help your photos to stand out and ensure they look fantastic for years to come.

Choosing your backdrop

Your venue will form the backdrop to your wedding and star in all the photos from the day. Whether you’re taking group shots in the gardens or family photos in a grand hall, the venue will help to add character and style to the images.

Selecting a photogenic venue will help your photographer to capture spectacular images and ensure your photos look as good as possible. Make sure you think about potential photo locations when choosing your venue. That will help to ensure your images do your wedding justice.

Grounds and gardens

As long as the weather is playing ball, a lot of your wedding photos will probably be taken outside. If you’ve chosen a venue with a varied landscape, your photographer will have a fantastic choice of stunning backdrops.

When looking at venues, it’s therefore a good idea to think about the grounds and gardens on offer. If you’re unsure about how photogenic your venue is, ask to see previous photos taken in the grounds and gardens so you can see the full potential of the space.

Lakes, rivers and water features

Though grand houses, fields and gardens all make beautiful backdrops for wedding photos, there’s something just a bit special about water. Lakes, rivers, streams and water features can add a truly magical touch to the photos and help create images you’ll treasure forever.

Glittering in the sunlight and bringing a focal point to your images, a good water feature can help to make your wedding photos unique.

If there is a lake, river or other water feature at your venue, make sure your photographer has a look at it before the day begins. That way they’ll be able to get an idea of the different backdrop options available and check the light levels in different locations.

If you’ve seen photos taken at the venue that feature the lake or river, show them to your photographer so they know exactly what you’re looking for.

If you’re looking for a venue with stunning grounds, gardens and a hidden lake, we can help. Take a look around our site or get in touch with a member of our team to find out more.

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