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All About Natural Light Wedding Photography

All About Natural Light Wedding Photography

With its roots in Greek, the word photography literally means ‘drawing with light.’ So when we speak of taking images with the camera, we can’t proceed any further without discussing the importance and impact of light on the resultant images. While there are endless options for lighting equipment, many photographers choose natural light wedding photography. This style of photography allows you to simply document a moment as it is – organic and natural, without having to pause the scene to fix the lighting setup. However, even though many photographers prefer this style to document their couple’s big day, it can get tricky, especially in indoor venues. In this blog, we take you through the different sides of this style of photography and what you can do to perfect it.

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Destination Wedding Photography: Top Tips & Tricks

Destination Wedding Photography: Top Tips & Tricks

Is your couple planning a white Winterland wedding in Iceland or a tropical beach wedding in Barbados? If your answer is yes, then don’t forget to make the necessary preparations for your travel and photography. Between booking a destination wedding, preparing to photograph in another location, getting on a plane, and photographing your couple’s wedding, there’s ultimately a lot of planning that goes into documenting a destination wedding. From keeping the destination country’s general laws and COVID restrictions in mind to packing the right equipment – this blog offers a basic checklist of things you can do once you book a destination wedding photography gig.

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5 Tips for Taking Enchanting Fairy Tale Wedding Photos

5 Tips for Taking Enchanting Fairy Tale Wedding Photos

Whether it’s the dress, the venue, or the decor – some weddings have a few elements of a fairy tale in them, and others are completely based on a fairy tale wedding theme. Many brides often dream of having a wedding that looks like something straight out of a fairy tale, and it goes without saying that the photographs from these weddings look nothing short of magical. With dreamy decor, unique locations, and beautiful natural elements, the hopeless romantics go for a fairy tale wedding that is a perfect symbol of their storybook romance. When photographing a wedding fit for a prince and princess, you should aim to capture the romance and the ambiance of the place together. The classic fairy tale decor with soft tones and pastel colors or a modern-day fairy tale with darker tones, each story deserves to be told with perfection. And ShootDotEdit customers have the perfect photographs that will inspire you! 

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The Art of Moody Wedding Photography: An Overview

An Overview of the Art of Moody Wedding Photography

Just as the name suggests, a moody photography style aims to highlight the mood of a scene. It is sometimes used to shift the viewer’s eye to the emotion unfolding, and at other times, it is used to focus on the drama and ambiance of a scene. Moody wedding photography is a niche paving its way in the industry, and we are seeing more wedding photographers incorporating this style of photography into the wedding day – even during the ceremony and couple’s portraits. While light and airy, documentary, or editorial may be your go-to vibe, in this blog, we will share different tips that will help you get familiar with a more moody wedding photography style.  

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Bridal Portraits You Can’t Miss: Featuring ShootDotEdit Customers

Bridal Portraits You Can’t Miss: Featuring ShootDotEdit Customers

Bridal portraits are not just an excuse for the bride to wear her gown before the wedding. For some brides, it’s the day they get to be a model for a day and pamper themselves, and for others, the session is simply about the joy of taking beautiful photographs, which they can then share with their families and friends. As the wedding photographer, the bridal portraits session is a great chance for you to interact and establish a relationship with the bride. These portraits usually happen a month or two in advance, so that gives you plenty of time to help your bride get comfortable in front of the camera and with you. Every bride deserves some gorgeous portraits of herself, and we are here to help you deliver the best! In this blog, we share some stunning photographs of brides by some amazing ShootDotEdit customers and offer you some tips on preparing for the session.

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Top 10 Tips for Indoor Wedding Photography

Top 10 Tips for Indoor Wedding Photography

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.

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Wedding Reception Photography Tips & Checklist

Wedding reception photography tips and checklist

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.

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The Ultimate Wedding Photography Shot List For You

The Ultimate Wedding Photography Shot List For You

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.

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Where to Stand as a Photographer During the Ceremony

Where to Stand as a Photographer During the Ceremony

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. 

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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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