Photo Ideas For Weddings
Photo ideas are a top priority when considering how special a wedding is in many people’s hearts. A wedding is another chapter in the hearts of countless people and when it is documented it can reflect the love, emotions and everything that was shared in each moment.
Pre-Planning For Wedding
Have at least two cameras for the wedding, whether you have a second photographer or not. When you have two different cameras available, you will be able to have two lenses always attached for different types of photo ideas and it also gives you a way to have a backup camera just in case there is an emergency.
Whether your wedding will be mainly inside or outside, it is best to have a flash. A tripod will allow you to take a multitude of photo shots in the same place preventing you from having to move around the camera for adjustments. It is also recommended to have plenty of fresh batteries and memory cards.
Take a look at your reception and ceremony location ahead of time so that you can pre-determine what settings are best for your photo shots.
Create a contract with the couple about the amount of photos needed, general expectations, and any monetary transactions. Even if you are just a relative or friend, this can save you many frustrations later. Along with the contract, also create a photo shot list where you talk about what photo shots are to be essential.
Make sure to take snapshots of the bride getting ready for the ceremony with all her family and friends. If another photographer has been hired, have him take photos of the groom and his friends, as he is getting ready as well.
Find out if the ceremony will be in a church or not because some do not allow photography. If you are allowed to take pictures, the main focus should be on the bride and getting some with the groom beside the bride. Photo shots should include both full body shots and close ups. To incorporate several photo ideas, try getting different angles with special details, the bride’s dress, the bouquet or even with the couple holding hands. You can get different higher and lower perspectives of photos by climbing on stairs, balconies or even ladders.