Capture Your Day

Your wedding day is one of the most special moments of your life, filled with love, joy, and cherished memories. Capturing these moments through photography ensures that they last a lifetime. To make the most of your wedding photography experience, here are ten invaluable tips for working seamlessly with your wedding photographer.


1. Plan Ahead:

Before the big day arrives, sit down with your photographer to discuss your vision, preferences, and any specific shots you want. Planning ahead ensures that everyone is on the same page, allowing for a smoother and more organized photography session.

2. Communication is Key

Open and clear communication is essential. Don’t hesitate to voice your ideas, concerns, and expectations to your photographer. They are there to bring your vision to life and will appreciate your input.

3. Trust Your Photographer

You’ve chosen your photographer for a reason—trust their expertise! Let them guide you through the process and trust their creative judgment. This trust will result in breathtaking photos that truly capture the essence of your day.

4. Schedule Enough Time

Allocate ample time for your photography session to avoid feeling rushed. Factor in travel time, breaks, and any unexpected delays to ensure a relaxed and stress-free experience.

5. Choose the Right Lighting

Natural light can work wonders for wedding photography. Schedule outdoor shots during the golden hour—the hour before sunset—when the lighting is soft and flattering. Indoors, opt for well-lit spaces to ensure crisp and vibrant photos.

6. Be Yourself

Authenticity shines through in photographs, so be yourself! Relax, enjoy the moment, and let your natural emotions unfold. Genuine laughter, tears, and smiles make for the most memorable shots.

7. Embrace Candid Moments

Some of the most beautiful moments are unplanned and spontaneous. Allow your photographer to capture candid shots throughout the day, from getting ready with your bridal party to heartfelt moments during the ceremony and reception.

8. Incorporate Personal Touches

Infuse your personality and style into your photos by incorporating personal touches. Whether it’s a meaningful location, a beloved pet, or sentimental props, these elements add depth and meaning to your photographs.

9. Stay Organized

Create a shot list outlining must-have photos, including family portraits, bridal party shots, and special moments. Staying organized ensures that no important moments are overlooked and helps maximize your photography session.

10. Have Fun

Above all, remember to have fun! Your wedding day is a celebration of love, and your photos should reflect the joy and happiness of the occasion. Relax, enjoy the experience, and trust that your photographer will capture memories that you’ll cherish forever.


Working closely with your wedding photographer is key to capturing the magic of your special day. By following these ten tips, you’ll ensure a smooth and enjoyable photography experience, resulting in stunning photos that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

Who Do We Recommend?

We are lucky to have many tallented photographers working in the Scottish Highlands, below are some of our favourites who have all captured weddings at Clava mains

Abrightside Photography

Say ‘I do’ to eternal love and epic adventures with ABrightSide Photography! Whether you’re planning a grand wedding or a romantic elopement, ABrightSide specializes in crafting beautiful, natural, and epic memories. With a passion for capturing genuine moments and stunning landscapes, they’re your go-to wedding and elopement photographer to tell your unique love story.

Alison White Photography

After months of planning, your wedding should absolutely be a day to enjoy the love of your life. Alison White Photography’s fun, natural style ensures couples can relax and be themselves, as Alison captures all the genuine laughter, tears, and smiles unfolding throughout the day, against the stunning backdrops of the Scottish Highlands.

Gregor McLellan Photography

Gregor McLellan Photography is a professional wedding and commercial photographer based in Aberdeen, with roots in Inverness, Scotland. Gregor’s approach to capturing your special moments is friendly, relaxed, and unobtrusive, ensuring that your day unfolds naturally.

Lewis Mackenzie Photography

Michael has had a passion for photography since childhood, inspired by his father. As an award-winning Inverness wedding photographer, he creates natural, exciting photographs. His relaxed style ensures you enjoy your day while he captures candid, memorable moments.

Magan Jack Photography

Megan captures the extraordinary within the ordinary on your special day. Her goal is to document genuine emotions and true connections without awkward poses. Let Megan preserve your real-life fairy tale.

Michael Carver Photography

Michael, offers a relaxed, creative approach to wedding photography. He captures authentic, beautiful moments naturally, ensuring clients can enjoy their day comfortably while he unobtrusively documents memories for you to cherish for years.

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