The Ideal Scene For A Wedding Photographer
My job as a wedding photographer is to capture your day be it at a hotel or stately home. When most people look back they will remember every detail vividly. Even after the 18 shots of sambuca they had that night. One of the best ways of triggering these types of memories when they’re reflecting back is to capture unique wedding poses in distinctive backdrops. While most of you may take this as a given sometimes the best moments captured are the ones that aren’t staged. As a result, we should be on the hunt for the perfect shot. Familiarising ourselves with the perfect poses and wait for them to occur naturally in the setting we have chosen.
Finding the ideal scene for a wedding shoot
As a rule of thumb, the most important people you need to capture throughout the night are the bride and groom. The maids of honour, groomsmen, immediate family and close friends. Most importantly, you need to find out their story. If they have parents there on the day ask them about their wedding day and what it was like. Every photo needs to tell a story, even if it’s one that will bring back a memory for someone else. Perhaps capturing the moment their parents get up to slow dance might bring them back to their wedding day. Pay attention to what they say and see if any of those moments resurface, while you’re there and try to capture them.
The perfect wedding couple poses – capturing the special moment
There will be many of these moments that will occur throughout the day. It’s the unexpected moment when nobody is watching that you need to capture. Granted, this might be taken one or two ways so let me elaborate before you get any wrong ideas. The audience always waits for the kiss and the speech and these staged moments. However, when everyone else is left to their own devices then you need to keep an eye and capture these unexpected moments. Within the confinements of the general public of course, in case some of you still thought I wasn’t being clear enough.
Poses no one will forget on your wedding anniversary
The most important moments that no one ever forgets are the moments that make you laugh. Whether they’re planned to entertain an audience or completely unchoreographed. These are the golden moments that make the day. However, as a wedding photographer, some of these moments are hard to capture and all in all its where men are made. Unfortunately, not everyone can take a joke no matter how silly they are being and more often than not would rather forget the night. As a result, it’s important that you mingle with the people there so they get to know your sense of humour. When these moments occur and you capture them then they won’t be offended. At least this way they’ll understand that you’re not capturing their misfortune.
To conclude, it’s important to find the story behind the poses so that when they look back they’ll remember more clearly. Above all else capture the moments that made them laugh and made them cry. Remember, life imitates art and no one plans the unexpected moments so be prepared as all great photographers are.