3 Common Winter Wedding Photography Mistakes You Should Avoid

Winter weddings are simply delightful. The festive touch and warm colors make the event much more magical, serene, and cozy. If you’re tying the knot this season, make sure you take special care to ensure that your day pans out beautifully.

Winter weddings require a tad more preparation than summer weddings. There’s a lot that you need to take care of, and the process may seem overwhelming at times. Start early. A head start will help you cover as much ground as possible and launch a successful event.

In this article, we’ll focus on winter wedding photography. As you start the hunt for the right photography style, team, and package, make sure you avoid certain mistakes. Let’s take a closer look at three of the most common winter wedding photography blunders.

Mistake #1: Restricting Yourself to Christmas Colors

a couple sharing an Eskimo kiss on their wedding day

Christmas colors are beautiful. As you incorporate red, white, and green hues into your wedding, the outcome will be spectacular. However, this doesn’t mean that you exclusively use these three colors. Branch out into other shades, especially softer, pastel colors and classic themes like the timeless B&W style.

This portrait is a force to be reckoned with. As the couple shares an Eskimo kiss, the sun gently peeks through and works its magic. It’s a masterful shot!

While this couple had a Christmas-themed wedding with red, white, and green hues scattered across the venue, they still used classic photography modes and colors to add a universal appeal to their photo album. Follow suit and you’ll love the final set of photos!

Mistake #2: Exclusively Taking Indoor Photos

a bride posing on her wedding day

I really can’t stay, baby, it’s cold outside. I’ve got to go away, baby; it’s cold outside!

While it may be freezing outside, that’s no excuse to miss out on the chance to take beautiful outdoor wedding photos! If you exclusively plan to take indoor wedding photos, you may want to make some changes.

For starters, use an outdoor heater to keep yourself warm. Secondly, pair your wedding gown with a shawl or light fur jacket to further combat the cold.

This is a great example. The bride has paired her dress with a lovely fur jacket. The outcome? A beautiful photo that captures the winter charm and serenity.  

Recommended Read: 10 Ways to Stay Warm During Your Winter Wedding

Mistake #3: Failing to Take Long Shots

a portrait of a rustic, remote wedding chapel

Medium and close-up shots are great, but your wedding photo album deserves more variety (especially considering the beauty that nature has to offer during wintertime).

This powerful portrait is a winner any way you look at it. While a medium shot of this location may have been lovely, a long shot captures the complete beauty, charm, and tranquility this place has to offer.

Diversify your wedding photography plan to achieve a set of photos that leave you in awe. When you choose creativity and uniqueness over predictability and convenience, you’ll make magic happen!

Excellent wedding photography starts with a skilled wedding photography team. At TLIC, we’re known for our dedicated, experienced, and qualified wedding photographers and videographers.

If you’re tying the knot in Virginia, DC, or Maryland, explore our portfolio and packages. When you’re ready, book a call with our team. Let’s breathe life into the wedding of your dreams!

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