FAQs and expert advice about photography

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Yorkshire Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@youryorkshire.wedding


Midnight magic

Midnight magic

Q. What are your suggestions for creative night-time shots?

A. Michal Ufniak says: I love night-time photos and if my couples are up for it, I never say no. There are always plenty of opportunities for these kind of wedding shots whether you plan them or not.

Sparklers exits are very popular and seen as one of the most romantic shots. They're supposed to happen when you exit your ceremony site although these are often taken a lot earlier during a wedding do.

Fireworks. If there are any fireworks during your wedding, a picture with them will make an amazing photograph that you'll never forget!

During your wedding when everyone is dancing the night away, I'll always look for creative night-time shots. These can literally happen everywhere and most of them don't take much time.

Venue lights always make for a nice backdrop. If you're working with a photographer who knows how to work with light, try taking this shot at night when there's low lighting! It will capture the romance of the evening and add some mystery to your shot. Whether it's your venue lit up at night, dimmed lights of your reception room or street lights, combined with a touch of flash light it can inject a magical touch into your wedding photos.

Michal Ufniak, Ufniak Photography




Q. Following the last 18 months, how has the wedding industry changed?

A. Mark Bamforth says: During the past 18 months the wedding sector, regarding photography, has changed dramatically for me. Weddings are no longer a big, extravagant event with couples now going with a small intimate approach.

Traditions seem to have gone out of the window and I've seen many couples getting creative with family members for some aspects of the day, such as making bunting right down to the bride and groom making their own bars. Going forward I believe this could be the approach many people take, cost-effective and you have an equally a great time!

Mark Bamforth, Mark Bamforth Photography


Picture perfect

Picture perfect

Q. We're having a small, intimate wedding. How can we make sure we get amazing photos, while including our small guest list?

A. Lisa Kershaw says: In the last year I've photographed more intimate weddings than ever before, with guest lists of just six to 30 people. Small weddings often give you more control over your day, resulting in a relaxed feel and beautifully natural photos. There's no need for a long list of group shots with endless aunts and uncles, instead you can take the time to be with your close family and friends.

With a small group, I like to involve everyone in a confetti shot by having a semi-circle of guests with you in the middle to create a petal storm; this also works well with sparklers in the evening. You can use the extra time to go off with your photographer to take some lovely couple portraits that you'll treasure forever. You could even head to a special place that means something to you both. You might like to consider splitting the time for portraits – one half just after the ceremony and the second half later in the day close to sunset.

Lisa Kershaw, Drawn by Light Photography

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