TOP 10 TIPS FOR HOW TO GET THE BEST CONFETTI SHOTS!
FUN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
You’ve been a part of this at your friends weddings and loved how it turned out! You’re excited to create this wonderful shot of one of the most momentous moments of your day! Here are my top 10 tips for capturing the best confetti shot ever!!! There’s no other time in your wedding day which will feel as joyous as this! Let’s capture the magic shared between you and your loving guests, seeing you for the first time as newlyweds, with my absolutely fun wedding photography!!!!
1 // GO BIODEGRADABLE
This is a must for protecting the environment! The last thing we want to do is add to the amount of random horrible plastic out there! Plastic confetti might be cheaper but it never shows up well on camera and will be such a headache for your Church or venue to get rid of! My all-time FAVE confetti company has to be Adam Apple Confetti! They have a huge range of colours and textures to choose from!
2 // THE COLOUR
Create the biggest explosion of colour possible! My personal favourite is the Rainbow bunch by Adam Apple which throws such an amazing pop of colour against the pale blue sky! Amazing right!
Vibrant reds show up super well on your image too!
3 // CHECK WITH YOUR CHURCH/VENUE
Not everyone agrees with confetti being thrown on their property so double check first! I’ve known vicars to ask us to throw confetti quite far away from the church doors or not at all. Double-checking with them first means that we can plan to throw confetti at your reception venue as an alternative.
4 // RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY!
If you’re having a winter wedding or your mid August Wedding has a rain shower, double-check with your venue as to whether they’d mind us doing the confetti shot inside! The team at Rectory Farm were great and Dani & Ryan’s guests were able to throw confetti and they walked back down the aisle together! What a celebration hey!
5 // THE BACKGROUND
If your Church is having roof repairs, you might not want to have scaffolding in the background of your confetti shot! We could explore doing the shot around the corner of the Church or at your reception venue.
6 // CONES VS BASKET
I personally LOVE a full to the brim basket where your guests can scoop as much confetti into their hands as they can manage! Confetti cones can restrict the amount of confetti thrown by each guest! Not to mention the fact that guests can throw the cone itself rather than the confetti!
7 // THE CONFETTI LINE!
It’s good to brief your bridesmaids and groomsmen prior to the wedding to make sure that as the guests leave the Church, they form two orderly lines either side of the Church path. This creates a perfect walkway for you to be showered with confetti whilst I walk backwards and capture this absolute magic.
8 // 3….2…..1 FIRE!
I’ll ask your guests to aim their fire above your heads rather than directly into your face! This means that the confetti makes a beautiful fall in front of my camera as you follow me through the confetti walkway.
9 // WALK SLOWLY AND SMILE!
It’s tempting to pick up the pace when walking through the confetti line, your excited and getting a stomp on but slow it down! Enjoy the moment and relish all of the love raining down on you! Keep your heads up and smile even if your naughty uncle has just aimed his handful right in your mouth!
10 // KISS!!!!
As you see yourselves reaching the end of the confetti line, lean in for a gorgeous kiss! You’re married! Whoooooooooo!!!!! Let’s get this amazing moment in time captured for you to cherish forever!
AND IF YOU DON’T FANCY CONFETTI……….
Give bubbles a go! The same rules apply 🙂
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