When it comes to your wedding day, you probably plan to hire a photographer to take pictures of your ceremony and reception. But what about all the photos your guests take? Those candid wedding guest photos are the ones most people never get to see, even the couple themselves.
Most people figured out that you can share wedding photos online via social media, and it works great when you use a dedicated hashtag to collect guest photos. However, this method of sharing wedding guest photos online runs into a snag, since it requires some tech knowledge to use a hashtag… and not everyone uses a social media account (or the same platform such as Facebook vs. Instagram, for that matter).
Getting your guests to sign up for social media accounts just to share wedding photos isn’t going to happen.
And trying to get everyone to download yet another app to collect wedding photos from your guests isn’t happening, either.
So, if social media sharing, hashtags, and apps aren’t the answer, then what IS the best way to get wedding photos from guests? LiveShare!
How to Get Photos from Wedding Guests
So, how do you get photos from wedding guests? Don’t wait until later; plan ahead of time to collect photos from guests before your wedding day arrives.
Don’t Wait for “Later” to Collect Wedding Pictures from Guests
How many times have you heard, “I’ll send these photos to you later” or “I’ll upload them tonight”?
Later sometimes means never!
This, unfortunately, happens with wedding photos, too. People get busy and plan to “upload the photos later”, but they never get around to it. Those memories get stuck in digital jail forever, never to be seen again.
Does this pose a real problem? We think so: how do you get all the photos guests took at your wedding?
You can plead for people to send in their photos after the wedding, that never works very quickly at all. And you want to see ALL THE PHOTOS immediately, as soon as the next morning… right?!
Newlyweds and guests love to wake up the morning after the wedding and see priceless moments, cherished candids, and fun shenanigans from the ceremony to cocktail hour, your wedding dinner to the dance floor. Your professional wedding photos will take time to be edited and sent to you for viewing, and then you still have to upload them to social media to share with family and friends.
So, how do you bridge the gap between photos your guests took AND putting them where invited guests can see them?
Just LiveShare: it’s so simple that you’ll wish you knew about it sooner.
Collect Photos Your Wedding Guests Take, Instantly!
With LiveShare, you can get all the photos guests snap at your wedding.
This is a last-minute wedding hack I wish I had for my own nuptials, but the service didn’t exist yet. :)
It sure would have saved me time and money on all those disposable cameras we used, ha! And now I want to tell everyone about LiveShare because I tried it myself and it’s straightforward and simple to use.
Get Photos Guests Take Who Are Tech-Savvy… or Not!
I’ll bet your Grandma is tech-savvy… but if she isn’t, she’ll find it simple to use LiveShare on her phone.
The same goes to your great Aunt Susan, your cousin, and your BFF who still swears off social media completely.
People who don’t like, use, or know much about technology — and those who do! — will all agree that LiveShare is fun and simple to use. It makes getting photos from guests at your wedding easier than ever before with NO expensive apps, no software to download, and absolutely no disposable cameras needed!
Last-Minute Wedding Add-On + Get Pictures from Guests Immediately
Are you getting married this weekend or in a few days? No problem! You can get LiveShare set up now and start using right it away. It’s never too late to set up your account for your event.
LiveShare is the best last-minute wedding addition that everyone can use to crowdsource photos from your guests. You’ll have access to all the photos your guests took at your wedding.
It wasn’t even that long ago when Andrew and I got married, but we were on the tail-end of the disposable cameras trend. We invited guests to snap photos from disposable cameras set out on tables so they could capture anything that happened during the day; afterward, the cameras were turned into a box and we got the photos printed from the cameras.
Long story short, the photos that guests took turned out to be some of our favorite, most candid shots.
Since our photographer couldn’t be everywhere at once, we found it easy to put guests in charge of those unforgettable moments. Guests are going to take photos anyway… why not have them uploaded to one place?
How to Get Wedding Photos Your Guests Took
This new crowdsourcing photo service is the easiest way to get all of the photos from guests in one central location.
There’s no need for social media cross-tagging, hashtagging, and re-sharing on all social platforms so everyone can see the photos. You don’t have to ask guests to download apps or sign up for yet another social media network they may never use again.
Instead, guests use your link and upload their photos to it!
You can add your individual link to your wedding website or print it out onto a QR code for guests to use easily and conveniently.
Who can see the photos?
Anyone with your special link from here can see your photostream, even in real-time as photos are added to it.
Can you view photos from anywhere?
If you have guests who are unable to attend, they are able to access the link from anywhere and be a part of the fun. This is great for destination weddings, last-minute wedding plans (especially with so many couples impacted by COVID this past year), and simply for guests unable to attend your celebration.
Can you use it as a slideshow?
Of course! If your venue has a monitor or screen to utilize, or you have one you can set up from home, you are able to live share the photos at your reception so guests can view photos in real-time.
Don’t just take our word for it: try it for yourself, FREE! click here to get started now. It’s free to use.
It’s not just for weddings: LiveShare is the perfect solution for crowdsourcing photos for any event.
Have questions? Fill out the form here to get started or get answers to your questions:
Now that you know how to get wedding photos from guests, you’ll need to decide what to do with all of those photographs! I recommend putting them all into a printed photo album or wall art like this. You’ll be able to view your favorite snapshots on display at home.
P.S. Did you just get married? You can use LiveShare to get photos your guests took at your wedding, even if it already happened. Try it out for free here! Then, share the link with guests who attended via text message, Messenger, on Facebook, Instagram, etc. Have fun: you’ll likely find all kinds of fun candids you would have never seen without it!
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