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Snappy Ever After and your Wedding Day

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Photography on February 20, 2014

The dress, the cake, the guests, the food, the entertainment...the list is endless! There’s so much to plan for a wedding, but the most important part of all is remembering everything once the big day is over. Photography plays a vital part in any wedding ceremony, and capturing the perfect set of memories is of the utmost importance to the couple. Usually the bride and groom are so busy that they’ll end up missing a large part of their own celebration, and this is where family and friends can step in and help to create a comprehensive wedding gallery for the couple to treasure long after the event is over. 

Photography is a hugely important aspect of any occasion, not just weddings. Everyone loves to look at photographs, and everyone wants to remember their day, no matter what occasion it happens to be. Photography is the medium through which memories live on, and no event is complete unless it’s thoroughly documented through pictures. In the case of weddings, it is important to have a professional photographer on hand to take the formal “posed” shots, however, it is the spontaneous candids that can often be the more memorable photos, and can really make the day for the bride and groom. These are the photos from behind the scenes, the unplanned, impromptu, but often well timed shots that will have the couple and guests still giggling for years to come. 

So, it’s important for guests to help the couple. Many will bring their own camera. Others may use a simple disposable camera. Some may just have their phone. But during a wedding ceremony, everyone is a photographer. Any shot could contain a precious moment worth treasuring forever. Equipment is not an issue here, and photography transcends the barrier of expense. Any camera or camera-bearing device has the potential to capture a perfect picture or fill in a missed moment. Through collective photography, guests can amass a photographic timeline representing all parts of the day, from many different angles and viewpoints, and make sure that the couple doesn’t miss any moment of their big day.

For wedding memories and laughter choose Snappy Ever After.

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Why Wedding Photography Is So Important

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Photography Quick Tip on August 19, 2013

If you’re set to get married soon and are in the process of planning for the big day, here’s a tip that might save you from some sadness further down the road; don’t go cheap on the photography if you can help it. It turns out that spending too little on photography is one of the biggest regrets brides have after their wedding, while spending too much rarely causes remorse.

For a wedding issue that will soon be hitting newsstands, New York Magazine created an infographic titled “What They Would Have Done Differently.” The magazine asked one hundred recent brides about what they’d do differently if they could go back in time. Surprisingly over 20% of brides say they wished they had spent more on wedding photography.

As well as documenting your wedding ceremony, wedding photos also give you the opportunity to capture the fun side of your day, all while looking your very best and happiest. When you look back at your wedding album in years to come, you want photos that will make you smile and reminisce not only of your "I dos," and the formalities of the day, but also of the silly, light-hearted, and shared moments spent with family and friends. Many couples perhaps don’t think of this while they are busy planning their wedding, but it’s definitely worth keeping in mind. 

Although your wedding may be one of the most special occasions of your life, don’t forget that it only lasts for a day, and unfortunately nobody can remember every little detail. Spend wisely on your photographer and get the shots that you want. Also, make sure that each of your guests has the Snappy Ever After app installed on their phone to help you document every special moment of your day!

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Video - Amazing Movie Poster Wedding Invites

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Ideas and Inspiration Photography Video on August 16, 2013

Southern California couple Joshua and Rachel Watson took inspiration from their favorite films and TV shows when they crafted the invitations for their June 1st wedding. With the help of their photographer friend Jordan Nakamura, the couple inserted themselves into posters for films such as, "Casablanca," "Inception" and "Mad Men," and then sent guests a DVD case with one of the posters as the cover and a CD of their favorite music inside.

Joshua, a photographer, said that he and Rachel, who works in film and television, felt "burnt out" with traditional wedding and engagement photography. "We wanted our engagement and wedding to be the first time we actually collaborated and created something together, and decided to produce this."

What a great idea! Check out some of their movie poster invites in the video below.

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Here To Help

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Photography Quick Tip on September 04, 2012

Your wedding day is filled with many once in a lifetime moments, so it’s important that your wedding photographer has an “eye for the moment” in order to capture the events of the day as they unfold. He or she should create a collection of unposed and unexpected candids that reflect events and moments throughout your entire day. When viewed together as a whole, these shots should give an interesting representation of not just what you did, but also of what everyone else was up to! These pictures fill in the moments you might have missed, and create a picture perfect story of your big day. 

However, not even the world’s best photographer can be in every place at once, and therefore many moments may be missed and go undocumented. But fortunately, help is at hand. 

Ensuring that your guests have SnappyEverAfter installed on their smart phone will help give you piece of mind. While you’re busy being married, your guests will be busy helping you create the perfect wedding photo album with a simple and fun pocket sized app. And with SnappyEverAfter, there’s no need for developing photos and messing about with USB cables, so your gallery will be ready when you are. It’s fun, fast photography. Perfect! 

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Thinking Outside The Formal Box

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Photography Quick Tip on August 07, 2012

Traditional wedding pictures taken by a professional photographer usually include posed shots with the bride, groom and wedding party. Try adding some humour to your wedding album with fun pictures that capture the excitement of your wedding day and the personalities of the couple and the wedding party. 

If you’re tired of seeing the same old formal photos, it’s time to set up some photo opportunities, and create one of a kind photos that will be uniquely your own. It’s important to work with your photographer in advance, and brainstorm some fun wedding picture ideas that you can execute on your big day. It would be a good idea to collect some photos of other wedding shots that you like, and show them to the photographer (and your guests) so they can help you create an interesting selection of both traditional and candid shots.

Here are some ideas for informal funny shots:

  • Instead of lining everyone up for stiff poses in front of the altar, take shots that are more informal – don’t tell the group when photos are being taken and the photo will appear more natural.
     
  • Perhaps the groomsmen could cheekily pose with the bridesmaids.
     
  • The wedding party could act disgusted at the bride and groom kissing.
     
  • The groomsmen could pose with the bride lying across their arms.
     
  • Use the environment – if there is a pool, park, landmark, bar, concert venue (or anything else you could use to your advantage) nearby, then use it! Play pool or karaoke at a bar, use the swings or slide at a playground, air guitar to your favourite band, or sip cocktails by a pool.
     
  • Pretend to hitchhike to your own wedding – stand at the side of a road, with your thumbs out as if waiting for a lift.
     
  • If there is a bus shelter nearby, it may look amusing for the groom and groomsmen to take a quick photo in it to look like they are waiting for the bus to the church.
     
  • A play-fight for the bride’s bouquet or garter.
     
  • A pretend foodfight at the reception.
     
  • The bride and groom could be pictured with packs of mints or chewing gum before a kiss.
     
  • Capture guest interaction at the reception when the music starts up – the perfect moment to catch your grandmother dancing to “YMCA”!
     
  • Bring some props – wigs, jewellery, glasses, fake moustaches – whatever takes your fancy. These items are bound to create some interesting pictures!
     
  • Remember to photograph children too – their expressions and reactions can make for some cute and funny photos.

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About SnappyEverAfter

Snappy Ever After is a photo sharing app for your wedding. It allows you to create a fun collection of ‘unmissable’ wedding moments with a little help from your friends, their mobile phones and your own Snappy Ever After app.

Snappy Ever After is available for iPhone and Android. It can be personalised to match your wedding theme. Sign up for free and find out more!