Photographer bees: do you have any advice??

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@justjade:  the sun isn’t up in most places in the US but I am so ill bite. Obviouslyy first recommendation is always to hire a pro IF your parents can swing it. however, it sounds like they are having a super small affair and not interested I’m going that route, which is ok. Here is my best advice as far as what to focus on:

1:) arrive early and take detail shots of the ceremony site at that time. If you dont manage to accomplish this then, skip them. shooting details during the ceremony is a huge distraction, and especially as a novice, you’ll probably miss important moments of you try to multi-task.

2.) when your mom first appears a the end of the aisle, take a few shots of her walking then switch to shooting your dads reaction, then back to your mom if you have time.

4.) focus on the elderly. If any of your grandparents are alive and present, make sure to check on them during the wedding and see if you can capture an emotional reaction. If they seem disinterested, take a few photos of them and the other immediate family spectating anyway… As morbid as it sounds, you never know if some of those pictures will be among the last they have taken of them, so I always take plenty.

5.) after the vows/ring exchange plant yourself in the aisle to be in position for the kiss and DON’T move until its happened.

off to a wedding, but I’m sure other bees will add…

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