Everybody loves a confetti photo and as a wedding photographer, confetti photography makes me just as happy!
It’s happy, joyful, full of colour and the confetti moment normally marks the start of the wedding celebrations. But how can you make sure that your photographs look epic?
Here are my five top tips for amazing confetti photography that looks outstanding.
5 Tips For Amazing Confetti Photographs
- Go Big
- Think of Environment
- Check the rules
- Kep your eyes open
- Trust your photograpaher
Big is ALWAYS better when it comes to confetti photography. To get those epic photos – you know the ones, a smiling couple emerging from a sea of confetti surrounded by cheering guests – then the more confetti the better!
Once you’ve bought loads (make sure you provide confetti, the days of guests bringing their own are long gone) then buy even more. Just to be sure!
Don’t worry about the little envelopes or cones that some companies provide. Fill a couple of big baskets and let guests pick handfuls out.
What colour confetti looks best in photos? When it comes to the colour of your confetti. this is completely your choice – whatever fits your theme and style best! I love neutral white confetti but also bold colours are a great choice for amazing confetti photographs.
Think of the environment
What is the best confetti for wedding photos? I always encourage my couples to buy biodegradable confetti.
This way you get your confetti moment (and amazing confetti photograps) with no impact on the environment.
To add even more ‘EPIC’ to your confetti photography you can even buy biodegradable confetti canons!
Lots of venues will only allow biodegradable confetti too. Which brings me on to…
Check the rules
Each church and venue will have their own rules on confetti. Mainly around where it can be thrown and what type of confetti they like you to have.
Always check with them before you get your heart set on a particular spot or style of confetti for amazing confetti photographs, just in case!
Keep your eyes open!
It’s only natural to close your eyes when people are throwing things at you. But trust me, closed eyes won’t make for amazing confetti photographs!
So, fight those instincts! Always look up, keep your eyes open and smile. Also, walk don’t run! You’ll be surprised at how many couples stride quickly down their confetti aisle.
Take your time, slow down and maybe even stop for a kiss – these are simple tips for amazing confetti photographs that will make all the difference!
All of your guests will be cheering, clapping and celebrating you both so enjoy it!
Trust your wedding photographer
Once the ceremony is over, as a UK wedding photographer, I’ll have a quick chat with your wedding party about arranging the confetti photography.
Normally I’ll ask guests to form an aisle somewhere outside, wherever the best light is. Then your trusted helpers can walk down the aisle with the baskets of confetti so everyone can take a huge handful.
I’ll ask everyone to stand nice and close to each other, and then as you start to make your way down the aisle I’ll get them to throw their confetti nice and high into the air so it creates the perfect flutter as it falls down onto you.
Are You Ready for Amazing Confetti Photographs?
So there you have it, my top tips for amazing confetti photographs.
As a UK wedding photographer, confetti photography is one of my favourite photography moments during a couple’s wedding day, so making them the most outstanding and FUN is so important!
Here are some of my favourites.