Wedding photography involves many aspects, from before the event, during and after the event. Proper planning and preparation is needed for the perfect photography shoot, as many fine details need to be considered to achieve the best results.
Creating a short list is the initial aspect to be tackled. This list includes all the locations, wedding party members, lenses one plans to use, in order to be prepared. As the day transpires, one checks the items off as they are achieved, that way leaving nothing to chance. Due to the general activity of the day, the wedding photography family shots can be quite daunting. Nominate a member, one from each of the couple’s families, to act as the point member, in charge of corralling everyone who should be in the different family shots together. That way, there will not be a family member missing from a wedding photo because they did not know it was being taken.
By stopping over the locations within the areas where the wedding photography session will take place ahead of the special day, one could use this as a tactic that is used by professionals to scout positions for the posed photos. This enables one to position the images in respect to the angle at which the light comes, which aids a photographer get a feel for the area and plan ahead the session. This is essential to ensure the session is a success. In addition, it ensures that the couple has an exceptional collection of images for posterity. Thus, it is important to have such details like weather patterns to be able to plan adequately. Hence, it is important to for one to have back up plans, charged battery packs and routes to the various locations, which ensure that the sessions proceed unhindered. Great information can also be gathered from attendance of the rehearsal dinner, where the nuptials itinerary will help plan for this, therefore making one’s planning that much easier.
Setting goals and expectations with the wedding couple, as concerns the wedding photography, is also important, such that they assess one’s style of photography. This thus sets the precedent for amount of pictures preferred, how they would want the photographs printed, other postproduction effects that could be used are all discussions that should be had ahead of the event, to harmonize the varied preferences and tastes. Thus, it is important to capture the details of the event to ensure that the memorable aspects are well documented in the photographs.
Therefore, it is wise to combine one’s photographic skills and the couple’s preferred moments to produce exceptional photographs that the couple could relate to. Some of these moments could be for instance, the sermons, or during songs. The backgrounds of the wedding photography session should be well considered, especially if the subjects are in motion. Generally, uncluttered and shaded spots work best, for these pictures. Continuous shots are also tactics used by professional wedding photographers to capture these moments, which could include a fleeting smile, laugh or side-glance.