If you’re new to the wedding photographer business or you’re an amateur photographer responsible for immortalizing a friend’s wedding, you probably have the pressure and anguish to miss your images on this important day … Not to mention the technical aspects of your shots, we offer here 5 practical tips to not forget any important cliché and offer the bride and groom beautiful memories.
1- Talk with the bride and groom
Whether you are a professional or an amateur, if a couple entrusts you with the realization of their wedding photos, you will first of all have to discuss with the bride and groom.
Ask them about the theme of their wedding and their expectations regarding the photographs. If you’re not a loved one, meet them to be more comfortable with your goal on D-Day.
Take advantage of this interview to make a list of essential photos. During a wedding, there are certain key moments that any good wedding photographer must seize: the arrival of the newlyweds, the exchange of alliances, the signing of the register at the town hall, the kiss of the newlyweds, the exit of the couple under throwing rice or confetti,
But also think about asking the bride and groom what is really important to them.
2- Find the relatives of the newlyweds
Regardless of the number of guests, the newlyweds will always prefer to have wedding photos with their immediate entourage.
A wedding photographer should therefore spot, preferably with the help of a family member, who are family and friends.
And since you will not escape the traditional group photos, it is better to ask the bride and groom to provide you with a list of groups to take, and then choose among the guests a person who will call each other as soon as possible.
3- Photograph the preparations
Forgetting to photograph the preparations before the ceremony is a fairly common mistake. However, the bride has often spent several months looking for her dress, the theme and decoration of her wedding etc…
The bride will be delighted that you photograph her being styled, make up and dress for this big day. The preparations are also part of the good memories of a wedding, so do not neglect them!
Open your eyes to catch the details that tell a story, including the wedding table (with champagne, the cake or cake etc.) or accessories (bouquet and jewelry of the bride).
4- Make original photos
To diversify your wedding photos a bit, take inspiration from the venue and / or theme of the ceremony to take shots off the beaten track.
Your photos should not be the same depending on whether the ceremony is bohemian or vintage, takes place in town, in the countryside or by the sea.
To bring life to your images, ask the bride and groom to pose with accessories or just run towards you.
5- Do not hesitate to trigger
Plan enough batteries and memory cards to take a lot of photographs. Indeed, a couple who asks you for wedding photos would be disappointed if you only offered twenty.
Do not focus only on the bride and groom. Stay tuned to immortalize certain moments that the bride and groom have missed and especially to capture the emotions of this great day: the smiles and the tears of joy of the family, the children who have fun.
A few days after the ceremony, you will have all the time to sort your images to remove those that are missed (blurry, with grimaces) and select the most successful, that is to say the best framed, the best exposed and the most moving.
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