Make the most of your wedding venue, inside and out, with our handy checklist of wedding photographs! Make sure you capture every one for your album!

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1. Look out for water features and statues as scene setters.

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2. If you’ve chosen a city abroad, show the character of the location with a bustling background.

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3. Use the decor and architecture of your venue. If it has high ceilings and sumptuous art, you can get some great snaps.

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4. If your venue has funky wallpaper, use it as a cool backdrop.

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5. Lighting at night is always a guaranteed winner, but larger props in the venue’s garden will really look incredible.

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6. Outdoor stairs are a popular choice for traditional group shots, but it’s a romantic choice for the two of you, too.

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7. If your venue has pictures up of iconic figures, these can make for fun photos.

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8. A picture of the bride walking down a spiral staircase is still a classic not to be missed.

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9. For a seaside wedding, get a fun themed shot in front of a beach hut.

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10. Staged group photos outside the front of the venue will be favourites for the album.

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11. Clever use of outside details can create dramatic photos with romantic silhouettes like this.

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12. Musical features like a grand piano or harp make for fabulous props.

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13. Stained glass windows are a photographer’s dream, creating amazing backlit snaps.

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14. Giant garden games add fun to your album, and look even better with a breathtaking backdrop.

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15. Lakes look fab in photos, especially if you have boats or gondolas you can use.

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16. Large windows create elegant lighting that’s just made for a bridal glow!

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17. If you’re getting married in a venue with animals, include them in your photos.

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18. Make sure you get a reception photo before guests sit down to eat, while the tables are still looking perfect.

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19. Landscaped gardens are great spots for throwing the bouquet or releasing balloons or lanterns in the evening.

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20. If there are trees outside, ask your venue if you can add a swing for romantic shots like this!

Take a look at more of our photography articles here, or check out our free wedding planning tools for our list of our must-have photographs to get on the day!