Bridal Getting Ready - Candid Moments
Capture candid and authentic moments as they unfold. Helping one another get dressed, getting makeup or hair touchups. Laughing and enjoying themselves. Cheers or Playing games, etc.
Bridal Getting Ready - Details
Capture any details that reflect the day or special touches that are unique to the day. Bottles, gifts, jewelry, makeup, etc.
Venue - Wide Shots
Venue - Medium Shots
Venue - Tight Shots
Ceremony Site - Wide Shots
Ceremony Site - Medium Shots
Ceremony Site - Tight Shots
Walking Down the Aisle
When capturing the wedding party walking down the aisle, make sure to be at the opposite or alternative angle than the lead shooter. Shooting vertical helps clean up the space and block out any unwanted surroundings. When photographing from behind, make sure you are not visible to the lead shooter, who is usually at the top of the aisle. Capturing the bride from behind is important and whenever she is handed off to the groom. Also think of creative angles to compliment the lead shooters photos.
Don’t forget to capture each member of the wedding party walking down the aisle, included any family members, flower girls, or ring bearers, and the groom’s reaction of the bride walking down the aisle.
During the ceremony, focus on getting people’s reactions, family members, bridal party, and creative & fun angles.
Also, make sure to get a few different wide angle views of the whole ceremony space.
Tight vs. Wide First Kiss Shot
70% Candid / 30% Posed Facing Camera
Get as many candid shots of guests as possible, mingling, laughing, playing games, singing guests books, etc. Also, a wide shot of the space all the guests are mingled around, and any food setup, bar or passed hors d’oeuvres. When photographing food trays, try make sure they are full or position the frame of the camera to make it look like it is full.
Grand entrAnce & Introductions
It is important to capture the guests reactions during the Grand Entrance, as well as any fun alternative angles. It goes by fast so have to be quick on getting those candid, fun moments.
TOASTS & Speeches
You don’t have to overshoot toasts — focus on family and guests reactions, any cute moments the Bride & Groom have, when people cry, and when people Cheers or Toast. Whenever you do photograph the person giving the toast or speech, make sure to be intentional with your shot and get them when they are laughing, making a funny face, crying, or any time of emotion.