The congratulations photos after the newlyweds say their I-do’s are not only some of my favourite photos, but many couples too. The big heartfelt hugs and kisses are the best! The emotion gets you every time.

The candid nature of the congratulations photos is what appeals to most. The couple and wedding guests let down their guard after a moving, sometimes emotional ceremony, and genuine emotions of happiness coming spilling out on to the couple, which unfolds before the photographer’s eyes to capture.

Following the congratulations, is the group photo and family portraits. These are best done while everyone is in good spirits and gathered in the one location, before they start venturing off to the bar or are indisposed. Let’s head over to group photo & family portraits for inspiration.