Wedding planning can sometimes cause unnecessary stress, so I've listed the best tips I've come up with over the years for weddings. Although it's often recommended to start planning weddings x months in advance, I've also photographed small weddings that were planned just over a week before the event.
Think of the wedding day as a whole, as it begins from the moment you wake up in the morning and ends only when you go to sleep. The days leading up to the wedding also affect the mood of the day, so if possible, I recommend taking care of last-minute preparations well in advance, a few days before the wedding actually starts.
These wedding tips are written primarily from the perspective of photography, but they will positively impact the flow of the wedding day. However, the intention is not to change your plans, so if you've always wanted to do something in a particular way, trust your intuition.
3. What is a first look?
2. Tips for Getting ready on your wedding day
1. Plan a party - not a wedding
6. Group photos
5. The wedding portraits
4. tips for The wedding ceremony
9. My best tip
8. Consider Limiting photos During the Ceremony
7. RECEPTION VENUE AND LIGHTING
Read more about me
Hi, my name is Jaakko.
I have been photographing weddings and elopements professionally for eight years, and photography has taken me from the fjords of Norway to the mountains of Switzerland and the small streets of London.
My photos have been published in some of the world's largest publications. In 2019, one of my photos was selected for the Junbug Wedding's Best of the Best collection, the world's largest wedding photography competition. I was also named Lookslikefilm's Artist of the Year in 2015 and 2019. I would never have experienced these things if I hadn't had a photography mentor to learn from.
Before my photography business, I graduated as a teacher from the University of Jyväskylä. Although I didn't stay in the teaching field, those years taught me an incredible amount about motivation, learning, values, and I did my thesis on the importance of interactive communication in learning.
I currently live in Jyväskylä's highest location with my wife Ida and my children Elsa and Eliel, but I travel regularly across Europe for work.
I'm incredibly excited that at this stage in my photography career, I finally have the time to guide and be a photography mentor for other photographers and entrepreneurs!