Photographs and Memories - Essential Photographic Elements

Your wedding day will come and go, but your beautiful wedding photos will last a lifetime! Every picture will tell a story, capture the emotion of every moment, and will be a fond reminder of your fairy-tale wedding! Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life, and you want it to be perfect. Your chosen venue will be the backdrop for all your wedding photos, so when you are exploring potential wedding venues, consider the following elements with a photographer’s eye.



Your wedding venue goes beyond a gorgeous space for you and your guests to celebrate your marriage. Pick the venue that most reflects you and your fiancé. Your ideal wedding destination should offer a wide variety of photo opportunities such as the chapel, reception areas, ballroom, terraces and landscapes which will serve as the background for your most significant moments and be captured by your talented wedding photographer.


The wedding location’s landscape will play a crucial role in your wedding photography. The wedding photographer will take your photos to new heights with an array of natural and architectural elements to play around with. With a combination of art and science, your wedding photographer can turn beautiful landscape photos into timeless photographic masterpieces for you and your loved ones to savour forever!

Venue Style:

Let the wedding venue and your photographs reflect your unique personality and style. Whether you are a romantic who prefers soft hues, delicate lighting, and plenty of florals or prefer a rustic affair with string lights, mason jars, twine and wood everything … the style of your wedding will set the tone of your wedding day and add a new dimension to your wedding photographs.


Wedding themes and décor are the most significant ways to showcase the unique style of your wedding. Your wedding décor will add texture to your photos and your photographer will have an array of elements to play around with, creating a visual feast that perfectly captures every magical detail of your dream day.

Photos are Forever. Your wedding album is the most crucial post-wedding element. It is essential to let your wedding photographer use their creative eye and unique perspective to capture your special day. Bona Dea’s specialist team of events and wedding planners have created countless weddings and have worked with the best photographers from South Africa and around the world, talk to us for expert advice. All that is left to do, is say Yes!