As a wedding photographer, you may not always have the chance to photograph in wide-open spaces with beautiful mountains or beaches adding that ‘wow’ factor to your photographs. Your couples might choose indoor venues, or weather conditions may force you to photograph indoors. Even at weddings where you do have a chance to shoot portraits outside, you might have to photograph the ceremony inside a church or any other type of venue. And even though indoor locations can also add a unique touch to wedding photos, indoor venues can sometimes be small or dark or maybe both. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t create stunning photographs in these situations. It’s all about having some (photography) tricks up your sleeve! From finding natural light sources to creating beautiful silhouettes, this blog offers you 10 tips on how you can improve your indoor wedding photography game even in less than ideal settings.[···]
In addition to the bride and groom portraits, bridal party photos, and detail photos, as the wedding photographer, you are also in charge of documenting the ceremony. However – ‘Where to stand as a photographer during the ceremony?’ – is a valid question whether you are a beginner or a longtime pro. The answer to this question is complex as there’s no single rule that can be applied to all weddings you photograph. A wedding ceremony may last from 15-30 minutes, but this might differ for weddings from different cultures. However, one rule will always apply: Try your best to not draw attention to yourself. While you might have to find your best spots depending on the venue, in this blog, we suggest five spots you could consider for wedding ceremony photography.[···]
Couples spend a long time planning their weddings and pay a lot of attention to even the smallest details. The flowers, the cake, the reception set-up, the table settings – they are all planned with purpose and bonus! they make for amazing pictures too. Even though every wedding is different, there are some detail photos that are common at most weddings. From the rings to the dress, there’s likely something in these details that are personally connected to the couple that, when captured, will help you tell a better story.
Proposals are the beginning of a special journey for couples. It’s one of the most intimate and life-changing moments they go through together. Many couples often skip hiring a professional photographer to capture their proposal, but when they do hire one, it’s likely because photography is important to them and they want this special moment captured. So, if they hire you to take photos during the proposal, this blog post is for you! Here we share some tips on how you can get stunning proposal photographs.[···]
Elopements have become more common over the years, and now, with COVID taking over the world, they’ve also emerged as one of the safest ways to get married in 2020. With just a few people in attendance, those who love the idea of getting married in a super intimate and low-key ceremony turn to elopements. Even though the whole point is to have a private ceremony, some couples do plan for a photographer to be present on their big day.
Being prepared with a checklist for reception photos is just one of the ways you can streamline your wedding day workflow! Here are some great ideas you can either print out and take with you or add to your own existing checklist of reception photos to take on the wedding day! If you want more great checklists, check out 20 Wedding Photo Ideas to Try with Your Couples n and 35 Must-Have Bridal Party Photos.
Bridal party photos are still alive and well for many couples despite the fact that 2020 has changed weddings as we know them. But no matter what, many couples are not ready to give up entirely on having a wedding party when they get married. And when planning, besides spending time choosing their vendors, looking for a venue, etc., a bride and groom spend a considerable amount of time on choosing their bridal party.
There are some classic photos of couples that you just cannot miss at a wedding. However, it never hurts to get creative with your couples. Whether you are shooting indoors or outdoors, check out these couple photo ideas that you could incorporate in your next wedding. You could also check out 3 Keys to Mastering The Couple Portraits for more tips.
Being a wedding photographer might be the biggest joy of your life, but it can also be frustrating sometimes. You might not always get the ideal lighting or space at the wedding venue. So, what do you do in this situation? Navigate your way around the darkness (or brightness) and tight spaces with these tips.[···]
You and your couple have the most thought-out, brilliant plan for their wedding day, but what if Mother Nature has other plans and it starts to rain? While you could curse your luck (and the weather forecaster that did you wrong), there’s no point in wasting energy on any of that! Instead, seize the day (and an umbrella) and get to work with these tips and tricks you can follow to take amazing photos and memories even in the rain.[···]