How to Take Wedding Photos

10 Must-Have Detail Photos For Every Wedding

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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.

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10 Tips For Taking Stunning Proposal Photographs

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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.

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6 Tips to Ace Elopement Photography

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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. 

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A Wedding Photographer’s Checklist for Reception Photos

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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. 

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35 Must-Have Bridal Party Photos

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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.

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20 Wedding Photo Ideas to Try with Your Couples

20 Wedding Photo Ideas to Try with Your Couples

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.

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How to Photograph a Wedding When It Rains

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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.

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Creating a Wedding Day Shot List

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A wedding day shot list? Do I really need one?

The resounding answer is YES.

And it all starts with asking the couple what they want, what is special to them, and then setting realistic expectations for their requests balanced against the timeline and the location where the wedding will be held. Here are 7 amazing and easy to follow tips on creating a wedding day shot-list. 

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How I Got the Shot: Michael Mann

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Have you been enjoying all these months of our fabulous photographer’s tips on getting the shot? If so, you’ve love this one! This last “How I Got the Shot” of 2020 features the spectacular Michael Mann who currently resides in Sarlat-la-Canéda, a medieval town in southwest France. His photography is stand-out stunning. His imagery is thoughtful, well-lit, and literally pulls you in to the place where he is and the story he is telling. Want more tips for wedding photography? Check out a few of our favorite How I Got the Shot posts here AND here.

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