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Tips to slay your Wedding Photos

Picture this: you’re scrolling through Instagram, admiring the flawless wedding photos of couples who seem to have stepped straight out of a fairy tale. But let’s be real – behind every picture-perfect moment lies a story of awkward poses, forgotten smiles, and the occasional wardrobe malfunction. Fear not, lovebirds! We’re here to spill the beans on how to slay your wedding photos like a pro, all while keeping it real and oh-so-fabulous.

  1. The Quest for the Perfect Photographer:

Finding your wedding photographer is like finding your soulmate – it requires patience, a keen eye, and a whole lot of swiping left and right (on portfolios, that is). Look for someone whose style speaks to your soul, whose personality makes you feel like you’ve known them for years, and whose camera skills could make even Aunt Mildred look like a supermodel.

2: Build-A-Bond Workshop:

Forget awkward meet-and-greets – it’s time to build a bromance or a sisterhood with your photographer. Schedule a coffee date, a wine tasting, or a dance-off (hey, whatever floats your boat). When you’re comfortable with your photographer, you’ll feel more at ease in front of the camera, resulting in photos that capture your true essence – quirks and all.

3. Bye-bye Awkward, Hello Authenticity:

Gone are the days of stiff, uncomfortable poses that make you feel like a cardboard cutout. Embrace your uniqueness, your goofiness, and your downright fabulousness. Your wedding photos should reflect the real you – messy hair, goofy grins, and all.

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4: Pre-game with Engagement Photos:

Consider your engagement session as a dress rehearsal for the main event. Use this time to practice your smoldering gazes, your candid laughs, and your epic twirls. Bonus points if you use it as an excuse for a wardrobe change – who says you can’t rock multiple outfits like a celebrity on the red carpet?

5. Communicate Like a Boss:

They say communication is key in any relationship, and your relationship with your photographer is no exception. Be vocal about your vision, your preferences, and your must-have shots. After all, your photographer may be good, but they’re not mind-readers (unless they also moonlight as psychic wedding photographers).

6. Venue Scouting 101:

Think of your venue as your own personal playground for epic photoshoots. Scout out the best spots for swoon-worthy shots, whether it’s under a majestic oak tree, by a babbling brook, or in front of a graffiti-covered wall that screams “urban chic.” Just make sure to get permission before you start trespassing – we’re all about legal love here.

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7. Trust the Process (and the Photog):

When it comes to capturing those picture-perfect moments, trust in your photographer’s expertise. They’ve seen it all – from teary-eyed vows to epic dance-offs – and know how to make you look like the star of your own rom-com. So, sit back, relax, and let them work their magic.

8. The Shot List: Your Wedding Day Playbook:

Sure, spontaneity is great, but when it comes to your wedding photos, a little planning goes a long way. Create a shot list that covers all the must-have moments, from the first kiss to the cake smash. And don’t forget to include those quirky shots that perfectly capture your personalities – after all, you’re not just any couple, you’re your couple.

9. Group Photo Drama (and How to Avoid It):

Ah, the dreaded group photos – a logistical nightmare for even the most organized bride or groom. But fear not, for we have a game plan. Create a detailed roster of family members and bridal party members, appoint a designated wrangler (bonus points if they come equipped with a megaphone), and get ready to wrangle those unruly relatives like a boss.


Your wedding day is a whirlwind of love, laughter, and happily-ever-afters – and your photos should reflect that. By following these expert tips (and maybe adding a dash of sass), you’ll be well on your way to capturing the memories of a lifetime. So, go ahead, strike a pose, unleash your inner diva, and let’s make some magic together!

Ready to turn your wedding day dreams into reality? Contact MKEshoots Photography today and let’s create some picture-perfect memories together. Because when it comes to capturing your love story, we’re not just photographers – we’re your fairy godmothers of fabulousness. Let’s make some magic, darlings!

Denise & Matthew Wedding


I highly recommend MKEshoots Photography for any special events. My husband and I hired him for our wedding and all of our pictures were captured beautifully! You won’t be disappointed!

Denise Larsen
wedding photographer


Murtaza's approach to wedding photography was right up my alley! He unobtrusively documented our day as it happened, capturing the real moments: big and small, genuine and heartfelt, in an artful way.

Burhanuddin Johar
MKE AY 87 | Top wedding photographer in LA | Engagement shoot in Los Angeles


We hired MKEshoots to photograph our wedding. We could not be happier with our decision. Murtaza is an amazing photographer and very easy to work with. He started collaborating with us well before our big day, working on a vision together. With the pandemic, he was flexible to changes to our wedding day and schedule the day of.

Ali Baliwala
Kayla Ivan2019.642 248 | Top wedding photographer in LA | Engagement shoot in Los Angeles


My sisters wedding was so beautiful but I really believe Murtaza played a huge part in making the day run smoothly and capturing their beautiful love story. I would recommend MKEshoots to anyone! Murtaza really goes above and beyond for his clients and we couldn’t appreciate it more. Thank you MKEshoots for the amazing work you did for us!

Whitney Annsley
MKE SG 448 | Top wedding photographer in LA | Engagement shoot in Los Angeles


There are not enough words to describe how amazingly talented, creative he is as a photographer. From making you feel comfortable and breaking you out of your shell, to cracking jokes, with taking photos, angles lighting, being sympathetic and understanding, poses and so much more.

Shaina Canales
MKE FA 347 | Top wedding photographer in LA | Engagement shoot in Los Angeles


I have never enjoyed a photo session as much as this one. I am so in love with the photos and can’t believe we got so lucky to find him and for him to take care of us the way he did.

Ashley Farmer
MKE LM 66 | Top wedding photographer in LA | Engagement shoot in Los Angeles


This man is one of the best photographers I have worked with. I have worked in the wedding industry for 4 years and haven't seen this much passion for his craft. When looking for a photographer for my own wedding I had high expectations and Murtaza exceeded all of them. His guidance and instructions throughout our shoot made for some of the best photos we have taken. 10 out of 10 would recommend to family and friend!!!

Matthew Bocanegra
MKE WK 133 | Top wedding photographer in LA | Engagement shoot in Los Angeles


Murtaza is a super talented photographer and a very kind person. He did an amazing job with our engagement photoshoot; the photos will look beautiful in our wedding invitations. We especially loved how comfortable he made us feel, because we don't get photos taken very often. He made it feel more like a date for us instead of a photoshoot. It was very nice.

Wren Exley
MKE KT 177 | Top wedding photographer in LA | Engagement shoot in Los Angeles


My fiancé and I loved our engagement shoot with Murtaza. He was professional and was quick to respond to all of our questions. He made us feel relaxed and was able to capture natural and genuine moments. I highly recommend MKEshoots Photography to capture your special day.

Kristen Frias
MKE BR 97 | Top wedding photographer in LA | Engagement shoot in Los Angeles


Murtaza was a pleasure to work with, he was very professional and created amazing pictures as well as memories! We absolutely love our photos and it was very easy and fun to work with him!!! He had a lot of great ideas and our photos came out great!

Brianna Goodridge

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