Help - volunteered to photograph a wedding

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TerryAnderson
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Re: Help - volunteered to photograph a wedding
In reply to WIMorrison, 8 months ago

Hi,

One thing that has helped me through the years is to first find out what the couple wants. Here are some questions to get answered that could make this a lot easier.

1St) Do they want formals? If so get them to provide a list of the groups they want. Then since your family got you into this.   Select one of them to announce the groups so you can focus on arranging your subjects while they gets the groups ready for their turns.

2nd) then get a list of things the bride and groom feel are important. Some Examples - Cake cutting, first dance, mother and son dance, father and daughter dance, Invitations, table settings, rings, and flowers, her shoes/boots. What events, wedding, rehersal, reception, prayer, best mans and maid of honor speechs, toasts? Dances?

3rd) Is black and white something that they are interested in? Good to know because sometimes there are some images that work better as B&W's.

Get the bride to make out an initiniary of the day with times listed. It will remove a great deal of stress if you know when,where and what you are doing at specific times.

Then take a deep breath and relax and have fun, get caught up in the emotion that this special day will bring. Remember to catch the grooms eyes when he first see's her walking down the aisle, also catch mums and dads too.

Good luck!

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All the best and keep on shooting
Terry Anderson
Boston West Photography

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