Photography Tips During Wedding
Know-How To Control Crowds
Every wedding will require a little crowd control during family photos with the bride and groom. This can be a stressful time for the photographer, as you don’t know the dynamics of that family. Sometimes you don’t know who Uncle John is. Besides, he is probably at the bar, the bathroom, or anywhere other than where he should be. One of our great wedding tips is to have the couple nominate a family member or someone from the ceremonial to organize people for you. They can bring the guests together for the photos and you can focus on taking the photos.
Don’t Take A Million Photos
A wedding photographer’s day can last up to more than 15 hours, so slow down. There is no need to rush. You will end up losing excellent photographs if you run around like crazy. Think about what you are doing. Compose your photographs well. Be patient. Yes, you may have taken 10 billion photos, but that doesn’t mean 10 billion good photos.
Photograph The Details
The small details that a couple spent hours on end planning deserve to be photographed. Besides, these details provide great photographs that you can use to tell the full story of the wedding. Sometimes it can be easy to forget to photograph them or the schedule may not allow it. But there is no doubt that the couple will enjoy photos of things like flowers, rings, dress details, table decorations, etc.
Keep Calm And… Eat Cake
We mean, continue. Yes, this is an important day in the lives of couples. And yes, they trusted you to capture you. But it doesn’t make sense to have a mental breakdown in the marriage. The couple will lose confidence in your ability and you will leave a negative impression on the images being produced. Just breathe, keep your cool and posture, even if you are a nervous wreck inside.
Enjoy Golden Hour
You may have already taken a photo session with the couple right after the ceremony and have stunning photos. However, you cannot fail to explore Golden Hour, that special light that happens when the sun is setting. The results are always jaw-dropping!
Preparation of the photographer
It may seem funny, but the photographer needs to prepare for the wedding some time in advance, like the couple and their relatives. That’s because nothing can go wrong on this very special day for the couple and their families and the photographer needs to be able to follow everything.
You need to know the couple, talk to them beforehand to learn a little about their history. Also, know all the places you will need to go to, such as church and reception and another location if you want to take photos outside.
Take the telephone contact of the bride and groom and also of the event locations, leaving your contact with them as well. Check the tires, the fuel tank and have cash, don’t just rely on your credit or debit card. If you have a team, arrange with them the time or even the ride, if necessary.
The day before, leave your clothes ready and go to sleep early. During the day of the event, eat well and try to be rested, because the night will be busy !!! Ideally, you should arrive at least an hour before the ceremony. Arrange with the bride and groom if making of will be done and, if so, you will need to arrive two hours before, to accompany the completion of the groom’s costumes and grooming, such as hair and makeup, at the beauty salon or the groom’s house. Two more places for you to schedule!