Although wedding is about the bride and groom who are getting married, details and surroundings of the wedding venue matters a lot. There’s a reason why your clients had chosen that place and your job to document their weddings include every details and elements in it.
Because your clients would be expecting you to be focused on them, you will have to beforehand discuss several things about how you work and roughly what pictures you will be snapping. This also means you need to manage your time carefully by arriving much earlier, so you will have more time to consider possible perspectives, angles and encountering cute moments that only happen around the venue.
Make sure that you did not miss any of the following details in your wedding project. Have fun!
There’s the dress, veil, flowers accessories and everything that the bride’s wear that you should miss shooting! Remember, this all resulted from carefully made choices to make this day perfect.
The moment you meet your bride, ask for what she and her bridesmaids will be wearing and using for the party. This usually includes, but not limited to:
- Dresses (pay attention to pattern and details)
- Make up kit
- Solo lipstick shot
If there are more details that you noticed never hesitate to shoot more. Bring extra memory card to take in extra shots and snaps that you see along the work.
Do the same thing to your groom and his best man. Pay attention to:
As usual if there are more things you notice, take a quick shoot of it.
Location of ceremony
Depending on the venue, there will be a lot of details you can catch. The first and foremost is the place where your clients are going to hold their ceremony at. Walk around to snap for details of the church or building of where the ceremony is hold. The altar, its outer surroundings and features that make it different from the others are worth shooting and considered to be included in the wedding album. Taking landscape photography here is suggested.
Location of reception
For the reception, Sheffield wedding photographer should be able to arrive earlier and steal some first looks of the place. From the flower arrangements placed on the table to the wine, cake and table décor, don’t miss any effort your clients have made. Create bokeh when you are taking pictures of small flowers, details or individual items.
Always on the lookout
Wedding is always different from each other and as a Sheffield wedding photographer, you should always be ready to find details that worth mentioning; details that will add story and context to your clients’ wedding album.
It can be a pond around the venue with a short romantic story or a handmade décor by one of the family members or a close friend of the couple which requires more attention and focus. Or it could be a piece of paper filled with question to help with clarifying a picture of the couple throwing in quizzes for their guests.