Wedding Shooting

Staying Safe at COVID Weddings: A Guide For Wedding Photographers

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These days, couples spend more time worrying about the risks of getting married during a pandemic and less time planning the actual wedding. The stress of seating arrangements has now been replaced by the stress of making sure there’s enough space for social distancing. But as COVID forced weddings to get smaller, you as a wedding photographer had to learn about staying safe at COVID weddings while also adapting to the changing wedding trends. Even though COVID restrictions continue to vary globally, it’s always better to be safe when photographing. Weddings still have the potential to be a high-risk environment, so, while restarting (or continuing to do) business is important, your health should be your main priority. 

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A Styled Shoot Guideline for Photographers

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Styled shoots are an excellent and fun way to build your portfolio to attract more clients, but they can also get a little tricky to navigate. While your job may be about photographing real weddings, a staged or styled wedding could help you evolve the way you shoot and establish relationships with wedding vendors and coordinators in your local area. Styled shoots typically include all the aspects of a real wedding – the vendors, the venue, sometimes even the couple – without being a real wedding. In this blog, we will guide you through some aspects of styled shoots so you can decide whether they are something that would benefit your photography business. 

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10 Reasons Why Small COVID Weddings Need Pro Photographers

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This blog post is a little different than what we normally share because THIS is for you to share with your own audience. You, the pro photographer, might want your potential couples to know why they should still hire a pro for their small COVID wedding! And this article is one you can point them to or you can borrow from it. Here at ShootDotEdit, we want you to succeed in these trying times! Stay calm and carry on.

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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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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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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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12 Reasons to Shoot Film Photography & How to Market It to Your Clients

12 Reasons to Shoot Film Photography & How to Market It to Your Clients

Time and again, we hear photographers talk about reasons to shoot film. Film Photography has been tagged as a ‘dying art’. Many digital photographers believe that analog lost its charm ever since digital cameras came into existence. However, there’s a passionate segment of photographers (including pro wedding photographers) insisting that film photography is only gaining popularity over time. Film photographers believe there’s something compelling about the grainy depth of analog images. Also, the thoughtfulness that goes into shooting images on film is hard to imitate with digital photography where you know you can keep on photographing the good, bad, and better photographs, rapid-fire, and they’re forever stored on your memory card.

The recent revival of film photography as an ‘artistic movement’ has also compelled companies like Kodak and Fujifilm to revisit their product lineup to incorporate film offerings once again and Photography Labs that develop film for pro photographers have also begun to show back up.

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Fast 5: Capture the Perfect Wedding Detail Shots

ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!

Wedding Detail Shots

A major part of the wedding day story is retold with the wedding detail shots. Because, at a wedding, every detail is planned. From the guest list to the attire to the fold of the napkins. The planning that goes into most weddings is the culmination of countless decisions and immeasurable effort. So capturing the most important detail shots and moments are essential to your success.

As the wedding photographer, you get to be the one to document the day as it all comes together. And it’s your job to help encapsulate all the tiny little nuances.

So here, we’ll cover the FIVE basic rules you should follow to capture the perfect wedding detail shots.

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