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I know this is too long. I promise I've tried. I really did try. But to be honest, I love every single image below with all my heart and it has filled me with joy looking back at this incredible year so I just couldn't cut it down any more. I'll at least keep this part short: here is my year in weddings

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JNP wedding day tips: GROUP PHOTOS

People often ask me if I find shooting weddings stressful, and the truth is 80% of the time I don't. I love them, I'm confident I'll get everything I need and I'm flexible when I need to be. But if there's one point in the day that can be a bit tricky, it's the group photos. It might sound a lot but having 2 hours between the end of your ceremony and the start of food or speeches is ideal, giving us enough time to get the group and couple's shoots done while still leaving an hour or so for you to mingle and chat to guests. Below are some pointers on how I think it's best to organise them and make good use of your time.

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JNP wedding day tips: THE BOYS

If you haven't read the first instalment of my wedding day tips blog series, go and check out the bridal preparations post. This is less specific to one particular point in the day, more just some general tips for grooms, because although we all know that brides often take the centre stage, the guys are still important, right?! 50/50? *black moon emoji*

In all seriousness, you do of course play an important part, no matter how involved you've been in the planning. I just have a few things I think can help with smooth running of the day. Please note I've deliberately left out mentioning how to nail the couple's shoot as I'll be doing a whole separate post on that one.

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JNP wedding day tips: THE BRIDAL PREPARATIONS

So, the first stop is the preparations. For most weddings, I personally shoot around 60-90 minutes with the bride and her chosen posse, capturing details such as the dress, jewellery, flowers, as well as all the fun of getting ready and general merriment. The large majority of what I shoot here will be candid; I want the images to portray the beginning of the story, the building of the excitement and progression to being ceremony ready.

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