On the Day of the Wedding
Let’s assume the wedding day, has arrived. Here is a sequence of events to help guide you on the wedding photography process.
At the House or Hotel
If you’re taking shots of the bride getting ready, be early. you should be one of the earliest to arrive so that you can set up your positions, tripods and whatever equipment you need to use.
At the Church / Hotel or Register Office
Once you’re at one of the above, find out where the priest will be standing. Position yourself in an appropriate position. Some locations where wedding photos must be taken include the entrance to church, the aisle and the place where the couple will stand.
And here is a tip – it’s important not to get too excited about your photography to early on the wedding day. Remember, you have a long day for taking photos. Don't take so many photos at the church entrance, that you run out of memory card space by the time the couple exchanged vows!
If there is a church reception, make sure you’re out at the reception area faster than the rest of the guests, and put yourself in the correct position. Receptions are a good time to capture candid and fun shots, knock yourself out.
Formal Wedding Group Shots
The formal group shots try to start with the big groups, then slowly remove family members so that you can get the various combinations of family and friends required.
What do you do after shooting the wedding. You need to do some photo touch up, such as editing and removing red eye, cropping and rotating. You also need to burn the photos onto a CD and or DVDs, ( in a slideshow format you cannot delay this step. Try to get the CD or DVD final package out to the couple as soon as you can.
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That’s a lot of information about wedding photography.
Do remember that while wedding photography is challenging it can can be very rewarding. Especially when you see the couple friends and family looking back at the wedding photographssa if it was only yesterday and how wonderful their wedding day was.