At a wedding, everything needs to be perfect, including the photos! From preparations for the reception to the ceremony, each moment is a challenge for the photographer. Here’s how to prep like a pro and capture all those unique moments…
Weddings are one of the best occasions to put your photography talent to work. This magical occasion brings together all kinds of subjects, emotions and possibilities for taking many different types of shots—from portraits to group photos. Unfortunately, a wedding is also a real challenge for a photographer. Not only does everything move very quickly but, between poorly lit churches and the evening’s low-light atmosphere, lighting conditions can be far from optimal. These are all reasons to be well prepared for the big day because your photos will be expected to illustrate an announcement or calendar. You will take pleasure in looking at them over and over again in an album or photo book. Even better, the photos will be a family heirloom that you will happily share with your children and grandchildren in years to come.
Give yourself a hand and take a look at this report. It brings together all the important advice you need for your wedding photos to come up roses.
Guests, bride and groom: be ready for the big day
Whether you’re a spectator or the star of the day, a wedding needs to be planed ahead of time—and down to the smallest details. Along with the traditional wedding list, you must also plan a photo list. That way, you’ll be present and ready to go for each big moment of this magical day. On the bride and groom’s end, figure out the most photogenic attitudes and poses for the ceremony, as well as the couple’s photo shoot. If you’re a guest, follow our advice to know which photos are not to be missed and where you should ideally place yourself. That will allow you to offer the happy couple and their loved ones photos worthy of a pro. You can’t give them a better gift!
For more information on taking successful family party photos, read the following tips:
Material, shot angles… capture the emotion!
The big day is approaching! Improve your chances of not missing a single important, emotional moment by properly preparing your material and planning different not-to-be-missed shots. A wedding condenses very different settings into one day, each with their own lighting conditions and shots that you need to alternate between, from group photos to portraits to close-ups, etc. Get out of there with your head held high by following our advice. It will come in handy for taking successful photos of the couple, as well as spontaneous and creative group shots.
For more information about the material to prepare and the not-to-be-missed shots, read the following tips:
Sharing the love
A wedding is full of emotions and feelings that are asking to be shared with loved ones. Gathered together in an album or book, wedding photos are the ideal framework to use when retelling and reliving the entire story of that unforgettable day. Wedding photos are also a source of inspiration and make great original gifts as cards or calendars offered to your loved ones. Find out how to make and share them easily. And if you feel like you have a filmmaker’s spirit, why not make a romantic short film with your photos to celebrate love? Original and touching, the video montage is as easy to put together as a simple slide show if you follow our advice.
For more information on putting together albums, calendars and videos, read the following tips: