Spring is approaching and so is the wedding season . In the coming months we will have the opportunity to participate in the wedding of some friend and therefore we must be ready to immortalize that unforgettable day in the best possible way.
And if our reputation as photographers precedes us, it could also happen that some friend entrusts us with the task of official photographer.
Let’s not forget that our photographs could still be used as a particular gift to our friends, without the inadequacy of the images made by the professional photographer.
- Create a “List of images”
If you are formally involved in the photographic preparation of the wedding, the main advice is to try to plan the shots : together with the future spouses think about the shots you need to take, especially if the family is involved.
In the confusion of the wedding one could forget about the grandmother or the distant relative who rarely meets: there is nothing worse than realizing the next day that there is no photograph of the couple with the great-grandmother!
- Family photo coordinator for wedding photography
If the wedding involves many people, ask the bride and groom to name one or more people who will help you coordinate the shots : gather the friends of the groom and bride, relatives, parents, witnesses, …
Ppeople go everywhere, they don’t know each other, the family dynamics at play are different and people are in a “festive spirit” (and, sometimes, the “spirit” they have. drunk!) to the point where it can be quite chaotic . Someone to help you might be indispensable.
- Explore the “locations”
Visit the locations of the different places where the big day will take place, if they are new to you. To have an idea of the best positions for the shots and to know how the light might come into play.