The perfect confetti shot

Secrets for getting the

perfect confetti shot

bride and groom walking through confetti on their wedding at Cheshunt Regisrty Office Photography

A Confetti Shot That Look Phenomenal!

The confetti shot: a magical moment capturing love, joy, and spontaneity in a single frame. It's the kind of photo you want to cherish forever, proudly displayed on your wall as a memento of your special day.

But how do you ensure that your confetti shot is not just good, but absolutely phenomenal? 

Here are some expert tips to help you orchestrate that picture-perfect moment and make it truly unforgettable.

bride and groom walking through confetti on their wedding at Little Gaddensden church Wedding Photography

1. Work with your photographer

Your photographer will have lots of experience and practice perfecting the perfect confetti shot. So do listen to them! 

Before the big day arrives, sit down with your photographer and share your vision. While confetti shots traditionally occur after leaving the church, it's essential to verify if your venue has any restrictions. 

Your photographer can provide invaluable insights into the ideal location and setup for capturing those breath-taking shots. Whether you envision your guests forming a graceful horseshoe or walking through a whimsical tunnel of confetti, your photographer will guide you in bringing that picture and moment to life.

2. Select the perfect confetti

The choice of confetti can significantly impact the overall aesthetic of your shot. 

Consider a variety of options, such as organic paper or natural petal confetti, especially if your venue imposes restrictions. 

Natural petals, like delicate delphiniums and vibrant wildflowers, lend an ethereal and romantic ambiance to the moment. 

For an added element of excitement, why not introduce confetti cannons? Just be sure to obtain clearance from your venue beforehand!

3. There's a way to throw!

Throwing confetti may seem straightforward, but there's an art to it. Encourage your guests to aim for an upward trajectory, allowing the confetti to gracefully cascade down upon you. 

Your photographer may wish to take the lead here and let guests know that there’s a way to shower you with confetti that creates that perfect shot.

This way you can avoid the less-than-ideal scenario of being bombarded with confetti directly in the face. 

4. Amp up the confetti supply

When it comes to confetti, more is more! Plan ahead and ensure you have an ample supply for all of your guests. 

Aim for a generous handful of confetti per attendee to ensure a lush, full-bodied effect in your photographs. And really if you want a good confetti shot, as far as I’m concerned go big or go home!

5. Maintain Poise and radiate joy

As the confetti rains down upon you, it's natural to feel overwhelmed by the flurry of activity. However, resist the urge to shy away and instead, embrace the moment with grace and poise. Keep your head held high, flash a radiant smile, and try not to scrunch up your face. Remember it’s going to look amazing. So relax and enjoy the moment

bride and groom walking through confetti on their wedding at The Tithe Barn Bedford Wedding photography

So go out there and embrace the magic of confetti photography! With careful planning, attention to detail, and a dash of creativity, you'll be able to create breath-taking images that will bring joy for years to come.