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.[···]
Wedding receptions have a different vibe and energy altogether. With guests joining the newlyweds to celebrate their new journey, the fun part of the day takes over. From cocktails and cake cutting to dancing and toasts, a lot happens during the wedding reception, and it happens fast. And your job is to document the action in stunning photographs that narrate the story of each scene. So if you are wondering how to get it right and keep up with everything that goes on at a reception, this blog offers a checklist and useful tips to ace wedding reception photography.[···]
Many wedding photographers would agree that creating a wedding photography shot list is one of the most crucial pre-wedding day prep that they do. However, creating the ultimate shot list will differ from wedding to wedding. While every wedding has some common activities and elements that can’t be missed, some cultural or unique traditions may require you to customize your shot list. Even though our template can help you create a shot list for your future weddings, don’t forget to consult your couple while working on it. Creating a shot list begins with asking the couple what they want, getting familiar with their vision, and then getting back to them with a carefully curated shot list that seamlessly blends their ideas with yours and also includes all the essential photographs.[···]
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.[···]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.