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Must-Take Wedding Photo Shot List

Wedding photography is an important element to have in your wedding, so be prepared to smile a lot on your wedding day (well, it should come easy!). Below is a comprehensive photography shot list you can suggest to your Pakistani Wedding Photographer Connecticut so that no special moment goes uncaptured.

And while you’re at it, heed these bonus words of advice: let your Chandler Wedding Videographer and photographer know who your VIPs are; better yet, appoint someone familiar with the crowd to point out who’s who so no one is missed. Lastly, and more importantly, give your pro a heads up on any strained relationships (e.g. divorced parents) who might need to be discreetly separated or photographed in separate group shots.

Pre-Ceremony

• The bride hanging out with her bridal party
• The bride getting her hair and makeup done
• The bride putting on her dress
• Still lifes of the bride’s dress, shoes, headpiece, jewelry, and bouquet
• The bride pinning a boutonniere on her dad
• The bride putting a corsage on her mom
• The bridal party leaving for the ceremony

Ceremony

• Interior and exterior shots of the venue
• The bride and her dad arriving
• The wedding party arriving
• The guests arriving
• The groom and his best man at the altar
• The altar
• The bridal party walking down the aisle
• The bride and her dad walking down the aisle
• The bride’s mom walking down the aisle
• The groom’s mom and dad walking down the aisle
• The bride’s and groom’s grandparents walking down the aisle
• The groom’s reaction to seeing the bride
• The bride’s dad giving her away
• The person doing the readings
• The bride and groom listening to the officiant
• The unity candle lighting
• The bride and groom during the vow exchange
• The bride’s and groom’s parents watching from their seats
• The officiant performing the ceremony
• The musicians playing
• The newlyweds exchanging a kiss
• The moment right after the kiss
• The bride and groom walking up the aisle as newlyweds
• The bride and groom greeting the crowd
• The crowd performing the exit toss
• The bride and groom leaving for the reception

Reception

• Interior and exterior shots of the venue
• The bride and her dad arriving
• The wedding party arriving
• The guests arriving
• The groom and his best man at the altar
• The altar
• The bridal party walking down the aisle
• The bride and her dad walking down the aisle
• The bride’s mom walking down the aisle
• The groom’s mom and dad walking down the aisle
• The bride’s and groom’s grandparents walking down the aisle
• The groom’s reaction to seeing the bride
• The bride’s dad giving her away
• The person doing the readings
• The bride and groom listening to the officiant
• The unity candle lighting
• The bride and groom during the vow exchange
• The bride’s and groom’s parents watching from their seats
• The officiant performing the ceremony
• The musicians playing
• The newlyweds exchanging a kiss
• The moment right after the kiss
• The bride and groom walking up the aisle as newlyweds
• The bride and groom greeting the crowd
• The crowd performing the exit toss
• The bride and groom leaving for the reception

Portraits and Group Shots

• The bride in her dress
• The bride with her maid of honor
• The bride with her bridesmaids and the flower girl
• The groom with the best man
• The groom with the groomsmen, ushers, and ring bearer
• The bride with her family
• The groom with his family
• The bride and groom with the wedding party
• The bride and groom with the bride’s family
• The bride and groom with the groom’s family
• The bride and groom with the bride’s grandparents
• The bride and groom with the groom’s grandparents
• The bride with the child attendants
• The bride with her high school or college friends
• The groom with his high school or college friends

More likely, your professional Gilbert Wedding Photographer already have their own list, which contains most of these shots, but it never hurts to suggest, right? If you have other shots you wished to be taken that aren’t on the list, don’t hesitate to mention it to your Chicago Muslim Wedding Photographer. Wedding vendors, like Saiaf Films, are more than happy to grant your special requests for your big day.

3 Common Mistakes Couples Make When Hiring a Wedding Photographer

Have you ever heard of a horror story about a bride whose wedding turned out to be a disaster simply because the photographer had an overexposed film, which ruined all the photos taken in her wedding? This was unfortunately a common scenario back then, when film was still used by professional photographers.

Fortunately, with the advent of digital photography, such mistakes can be clearly avoided. But this does not mean that you still cannot commit any mistake when hiring a Chicago Muslim Wedding Photographer.

If you have yet to choose a Chandler Wedding Videographer and photographer to cover the most precious event in your life, here is a list of the most common mistakes that Saiaf Films would wish every bridal couple knows and avoids.

1. Under-appreciating the importance of photography

You should maximize your budget and put a lot of importance on your wedding photography. Why? At the end of your special day, when the cake has been sliced, the flowers have wilted and the venue has been cleared out, all you have are memories. What better way is there to capture and hold these memories for a lifetime than through images?

Make sure you capture your day and your perfect wedding beautifully. It is the one thing you will have when your day is over that will last forever.

2. Last-minute bookings

You have set your budget for your photography, you have maximized it the best you can so you can afford the best Gilbert Wedding Photographer there is. All ticks so far. However you leave it and don’t make a decision just yet. Then, you realize last-minute that you haven’t hired your photographer, only to find out the one professional you’ve been eyeing for so long has been booked by someone else on your wedding day.

Just like your venue, as soon as the date is confirmed, book your wedding photographer right away. The best one gets fully booked a year in advance, so don’t wait until a couple of months before your big day and be surprised they are booked up.

3. Going for the cheapest photographer

Weddings are a serious expense, no matter the size of your party. However, at the end of the event, the only souvenir that you will have of the day is your pictures. If you will hire a mediocre photographer who is not able to capture the day’s events with justice, then you will not necessarily get the best value for your money. When looking for a Pakistani Wedding Photographer Connecticut, do not immediately choose the one with the lowest quoted rate.

While pricey quotes isn’t synonymous with best services nor cheap rates mean poor quality photos, do your research and find the reasonably priced ones offering the right deals, like those packages offered by Saiaf Films.

These are just a few of the many stories that we commonly hear about wedding photography regrets from couples. So, make sure you ponder on these points and ensure not to fall into the trap of these wedding photography mistakes.

Drone Photography—Fad or Fab?

Yes, drones are the new stars in town and they are taking the photography industry by storm—and wedding photography has no exception to that. The industry has been getting a taste of this rising trend, and every bridal couple is going crazy over it already.

Here, Saiaf Films will share to you the important know-hows that might be helpful when you decide to include a drone on your Gilbert Wedding Photographer package for your wedding.

Safety First

Drones today are easy-to-operate and almost anybody can fly it with the sleek remote controls that they come with. But that does not mean you can request your best friend to pilot it on the big day. It might sound fun, but trust us, it isn’t the right way to go about it. You definitely don’t want the drone to crash and land on people in the event or even on an empty turf. It is going to cost you a lot! Taking the safety factor into consideration is important. It is mandatory to have trained professionals to fly the drones. That being said, hiring a professional Pakistani Wedding Photographer Connecticut that offers drone photography is the only way to go to ensure safety of everyone in your wedding.

The Weather Condition

Drones are pretty tough and the latest ones can endure tricky conditions, but they can’t stand crazy rains or heavy winds. So take the weather of your venue into account when you decide to “go drone.” Also, when you fly over a water surface, listen to your photographer’s advice on the angling of the photography. If your Chicago Muslim Wedding Photographer says this is the farthest angle we can take, then that’s it. They are set that way for a reason—it is the farthest limit to fly in and up safely over a water surface. After all, you don’t want to crib over a damaged or lost drone later, do you?

Venue Highlighting

Without a doubt, drones capture pictures that can never be captured by a ground-based Chandler Wedding Videographer or photographer. Especially if the wedding you are shooting is set in a vast, grand venue, an aerial shot with a wider perspective will be a cool capture. That’s something that no one, but a drone can do. Like the safety and legal precautions, the preplanning of this kind of shots is crucial, too. Otherwise, on the day, you will end up making mediocre shots in a hurry, which could’ve been amazing with a little preparation.

New Perspective

Like the venue shot, you can also pick up cool couple shots if you plan the location well. The usual couple shots are there, but if you can set their posture well, you can come out with some really cool stuff. The patterns, lights, and shadows on the ground serve as great composition elements for dramatic and compelling couple shots.

Plan it well with Saiaf Films, and it’s a guarantee that you can do wonders with drone photography. If done right, drone photography is totally a fabulous investment for your wedding that’s totally worth it.

A Photographer’s Guide: Tips to Creatively Photograph a Wedding Ceremony

Funny how the most vital part of a wedding—the ceremony—is often the last thing we think of when it comes to planning the wedding photography. There are certain shots that need to be taken during this moment, but let’s face it, the ceremony can be kind of boring from a photographer’s standpoint. It’s basically just two people standing in the same place for a really long time.

So, the challenge here is really in the photographer. How can you make this monotonous moment look amazing in photos? For a few tips and insights, here’s what Saiaf Films, an Indian Wedding Photographer Bay Area, can share to all aspiring photographers out there.

1. Try suggesting a digital-free wedding

We’ve noticed that a digital-free ceremony is becoming more and more popular nowadays. If you haven’t considered suggesting this to your clients, try doing so. Most of the clients we’ve worked with here at Saiaf Films don’t mind this policy, especially when they know this will help collect better wedding photos afterwards.

The best time to suggest this is after you feel that you’ve gained the trust of your clients or after the engagement session.

2. Make an escape plan.

Take some time to gather your team and walk through where each person is going to be during different parts of the ceremony. Grab a copy of the program and go over it step by step: Who’s going to be up front to get the bride coming down the aisle with her dad? Where is the groom coming from? Who’s going to get the groom’s reaction when he sees his bride for the first time? Is there something special the couple is doing during the ceremony, like lighting a unity candle?

A good Arab Wedding Photographer San Jose arrives ready into a wedding and knows very well what to do. The actual ceremony is not the time to talk to your team, and most likely you will be limited to communicating discreetly via text or quick hand gestures.

3. Shoot through stuff.

We’ve already mentioned that ceremonies are basically people standing in front of other people for a long time, so how many different shots can you really get?

One easy (and kind of fun) thing to do is to shoot through objects that are at the ceremony site. It is a fun little game commonly played by Hindu Wedding Photographer San Francisco. Flowers, chandeliers, bushes and even people will work. But of course, please get the safe shots first, and then if you have more time to spare, experiment what you can come up with.

4. Capture the key players.

Before the ceremony gets started you’ve probably already figured out who the key players of the day are—parents, grandparents, siblings, the maid of honor, and the best man. Besides getting lots of pictures of the couple, a good Sikh Wedding Photographer Bay Area should be able to capture each of these people during the ceremony. These folks are the most likely to show emotions and get you those golden-ticket shots.

6 Meaningful Engagement Photo Shoot Venues

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As a photographer, we at Saiaf Films often work with couples to decide for the best engagement shoot locations for their photos. While their first inclination is to simply choose pretty places, we find that the best photos are taken at locations that are meaningful to them—it could be related to their common interests, first meeting, first date or favorite place.

Unless couples are dead set on a location because of its beauty, we encourage them as much as possible to be open to venues that have significance to their relationship and will tell a story about who they are as a couple. How can you achieve the same thing? Here are some tips to ensure you’ll have a great list of location options to share with your Arab Wedding Photographer San Jose.

1. The Place You First Met

If you’re sentimental type of a couple, then you’ll want to have photos done in a place that means something to both of you. If you choose the location where you first met, then your engagement photos will always remind you of that sweet day when you met your better half.

2. The Place You Had Your First Date

Do not limit your session in one location. If the place where you had your first date is near other locations where you’d want to be photographed, then communicate that to your Hindu Wedding Photographer San Francisco and maybe you can make a quick stop at that special place where it all started.

3. Your Hometown

If you live in a picturesque area then your hometown might be the perfect location for your shoot!

4. A Place of Interest

Do you love the outdoors? Are you a city person? Think about how you like to spend your time together and choose a place based on that. If you love hiking, skiing or just exploring outside, then a beautiful park or somewhere into the woods can be a great location for your engagement session. We, at Saiaf Films, love taking photos with the unlimited photo ops of the great outdoors.

5. Make It Thematic

If you have a holiday, hobby, or season that’s special to the both of you, consider planning a session with your Indian Wedding Photographer Bay Area based on those details. Did he propose on a Christmas season? Perhaps, you might want to have your photos taken in a Christmas tree farm.

6. A Location That Fits Your Needs

This one is especially important if you want to feature your beloved pet on your engagement photos. You don’t want to choose a place that isn’t dog or cat friendly, so make sure to let your Sikh Wedding Photographer Bay Area about it.

Wedding Guest Guide: Tips for Photographing a Wedding as a Guest

So, you’ve been invited to attend a wedding as a guest. Surely, the couple has hired an Afghan Chandler wedding photographer to do the professional photos.

Should you bring your good camera or leave it at home entirely? What is okay and not okay when it comes to taking photos of your friend’s wedding?

We thought we’d help make the process easier for you. Here’s a wedding guest guide on how to take photos as a polite and courteous wedding guest from a trusted Sacramento Asian wedding videographer and photographer, Saiaf Films.

1. During the ceremony, stay in your seat.

Do not stand up to take a photo while everyone else is sitting down. Do not go in the aisle (even the side aisles). By all means do not go onto the altar and ask the bridesmaids to move over a bit so you can get a clear shot of the bride and groom. If you can’t get a clear shot, then simply enjoy the ceremony and buy one later from the hired Phoenix arab photographer.

2. Turn the sound off on your camera.

The clicking sound made by the camera is distracting and rude. Turn it off; most cameras and smartphones have the silent setting that turns this sound off. If it can’t, keep your camera and don’t use it during the ceremony.

3. Ask permission from the photographer.

Some photographers allow you to shoot while they are shooting as long as you are not asking people to look at you instead of looking at the paid San Jose hindu photographer. There’s nothing worse than to have a group photo of eight people, with the mother of the bride looking at a different camera. Not cool, so if they say not to take photos, just don’t.

4. Don’t hold the guests so you can take photos.

If the main photographer allows you to take photos of the groups, then do so; but do not ask the group to stay longer or suggest adding another person to the group or rearranging the group. There’s a limited amount of time to take photos, and the photographer has already worked the groups out ahead of time with the couple, so don’t make them late or annoy them by taking up this time.

5. Don’t ever forget to enjoy the wedding.

You’re there to enjoy the wedding and celebrate with the couple, not primarily to take great photos. Put the camera down, talk to the friends and family you haven’t seen in ages, and just enjoy life without a camera in front of you. Trust me, it’ll be fun!

5 Top Secrets to Amazing Outdoor Photography

When you try to imagine gorgeous wedding photos, you’d probably think of couple shots outside the church or the reception venue. But there are plenty of practicalities to bear in mind before you head outdoors. Here, Saiaf Films will share with you some insider tips to perfect your outdoor wedding photography.

Plan It Right

Never just hope for the best. Discuss exactly what you want with your Chandler wedding photographer in advance. Have a plan regarding the outside shots you want and what you’d like to achieve with them. And get your photographer to set up lighting or props before you head out. That way, if it’s freezing, you can be in and out as quickly as possible.

Be Flexible With Locations

Make the most of what your venue has to offer. If you’ve got access to gorgeous views — use them! If you’ve got quirky or rustic features, incorporate them, too. For something more formal, a fairly neutral backdrop, like bushes, is ideal. Your Scottsdale hindu wedding photographer will help you with this—the’ll walk around the venue and scout for great spots for photos. Listen to your photographer and trust their directions, even if they ask you to sit on a haystack.

Embrace the Wind

Blustery breezes can add some fun to your photos. Imagine a fun picture of you with your veil blowing over your groom’s face with both of you laughing. If you’re not keen on the windswept look, you don’t necessarily need to head indoors—use the windy weather as an excuse to snuggle with your partner for romantic shots.

Timing Is Everything

Be flexible about portraits as your Los Angeles Hindu Wedding Videographer might only have a couple of minutes’ notice when the light is looking right on a cloudy day. And consider scheduling two photo sessions—one session mid-afternoon, around the drinks reception, and another one in the hour leading up to sunset. The former provides an opportunity for beautiful shots making the most of the surroundings, while the latter offers perfect, soft lighting for romantic shots.

Relax!

When it comes to photography, many little problems can be fixed easily after the wedding. Don’t worry about things like flyaway strands of hair or even your double chin. They can easily be corrected by your Pakistani photographer scottsdale during post-processing.

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8 Adorable Bridesmaids Photo Ideas

Since your bridesmaids are the closest women in your life, it would be strange to take nothing but stiff, posed photos with them on your wedding day. Instead of filling your wedding album with the same old thing, try opting for natural, fun portraits that truly capture your best friendships!

When everybody is enjoying themselves in front of your muslim photographer phoenix, it comes through in the finished product. You’ll have fun-filled moments that are captured for enjoyment far beyond the bouquet toss. So, forget the awkward poses of 1980s, and heed these photo ideas from Saiaf Films for your must-have bridesmaids shots.

1. The Shoe Shot

Hello, high heels! Let your arab photographer Chandler highlight those flawless legs and killer heels. Don’t forget to document the chic accessories that complete the look for you and your ladies.

2. Friendship Circle

Brides and bridesmaids, it’s time to take it to the floor! What could be cuter than you and your best girls lying on the grass in a friendship circle? It’s the perfect snap for a rustic-themed wedding.

3. Flower Power

Pick up those beautiful bouquets and pose for your Sikh wedding photographer scottsdale! You’ve given your girls some fabulous floral arrangements so why not put them to good use? We love the idea of lining up personal flowers in the shape of your initials.

4. Cheers

Looking glamorous is hard work! After the last bobby pin is perfectly in place, it’s time for a pre-wedding toast. Capture the moment on film for a photo you’ll always look back on fondly.

5. The Bed Scene

If you and your girls are getting ready in a hotel room together, why not take advantage of that big fluffy bed? Cuddle up close to your leading ladies and enjoy the photo op with your Phoenix Sikh Wedding Photographer.

6. Arm-Link Love

From the bridal shower to the bachelorette party, you girls have been through a lot together! Link up and show each other some love.

7. The Finishing Touches

They’ve been by your side through every step of the wedding planning process and now you’re finally ready to take that walk down the aisle. Well, not until you get zipped into your wedding dress! Let your Punjabi wedding photographer Los Angeles capture this wonderful moment.

8. Glam Session

Getting ready together is half the fun of your big day. Pucker up and let Saiaf Films take a fun shot of your bridesmaids getting even more gorgeous!

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Photographer for Your Wedding—Not Your Friend!

Let’s be honest; having a friend do a professional’s job almost never works out—well, unless your friend is a professional photographer who is willing to offer their services to you for free (in which case, you’re one lucky bride!).

If otherwise, try to see these reasons for why you should hire a professional muslim wedding photographer phoenix and not your friend to be your official wedding photographer.

1. A professional is committed to you ONLY.

A professional, like Saiaf Films, will be committed to you and your wedding day only. They are guaranteed to show up on your wedding day, no questions asked. We’ve seen “friends” commit to photographing a wedding and then flake out 2 months—even a few weeks—before the wedding day. When you hire and pay a professional, they are contractually obligated to carry out the duties that you hired them for.

2. A professional has enough experience.

There’s nothing worse than having everyone standing around at your wedding not knowing what to do next. Hiring someone who has experience will most definitely help manage stress before and during the wedding. A professional arab wedding photographer Scottsdale will also have a specific way of doing things, so there won’t be too much guesswork while planning for your photography.

3. You’re guaranteed to get excellent results.

In other words, you’ll get what you pay for! Hiring a professional hindu wedding photographer Scottsdale, will ensure that you get great results. Whether it’s photos or flowers, or food or coordinating, having someone who does weddings for a living will certainly give you the best outcome. It may not always be the most ideal option to spend money on a professional, but really and truly, paying for a service makes such a huge difference! Not to mention that yes, there’s a contract involved, which means they are obligated to provide you with superior-quality results.

4. You won’t have to worry about straining your friendship.

When working with a professional, if anything, you will build a relationship with them. Almost always, when hiring a friend, the relationship gets strained in some way. Either they hold a grudge against you for making them work on a festive event, or you’re not happy with your results and you just can’t tell them. It’s just not worth ruining a relationship with one of your friends.

5. You want your friend to enjoy your wedding!

If they truly are your friend, you’d want them to enjoy and celebrate with you on this very special day of your life. And if that’s not the case, then you don’t really want to even have them at your wedding.

Leave the professional wedding photography to Saiaf Films and let everyone in your life, including your friends, enjoy your party. After all, you do want everyone special in your lives to be present in your wedding photographs, don’t you?

Wedding Guest Guide: Decoding the Wedding Dress Code

Did you receive a wedding invitation with a dress code you don’t understand? Not to worry, the expert Chandler Vietnamese Wedding Photographer, Saiaf Films, is here to decode it for you—and make sure you don’t stand out for the wrong reasons in the wedding photos.

“White Tie”

This means extremely formal. Imagine dressing for royal weddings and state dinners—ladies are expected to be in ball gowns and gloves and gentlemen in tails or full military uniform. This looks the most elegant in photographs and one of the most favourite among Sikh Wedding Photographer Arizona.

“Black Tie”

This is the second most formal dress code. Men are in tux and bow tie and ladies are in long gowns or knee-length cocktail dresses.

“Morning Suit”

This is a very traditional British-style wedding. Men are in black or grey morning coat, striped trousers, waistcoat and a top hat, while women are in knee-length cocktail dresses with a jacket and hat.

“Lounge Suit”

This outfit calls for men to be in black or grey suit with a tie. Ladies should wear knee-length cocktail dresses.

“Casual”

Casual for weddings does not mean jeans! Keep that in mind. Men should still wear dress trousers and button-down shirts. Ladies have the option to wear a summer dress or a smart blouse and tailored trousers.

“Beach Formal”

From the name itself, you should still look elegant in the beach—as if you are going to a high-end seaside restaurant. But wear shoes suited for sand, like boat shoes for men and formal espadrille sandals for women. This dress code creates the most laidback appeal for your Bengal Wedding Photographer to capture. But hey, still no flip-flops allowed!

“Festive Dress”

This is often requested for Christmas, New Year’s Eve or a themed wedding. Sparkly cocktail attire is perfect unless the couple gives you further instructions.

The last, and the most important tip above all according to Saiaf Films, never wear white unless specifically stated, because that’s the bride’s colour. If there’s no dress code on the invite, always err on the formal side of caution. It’s much better to remove a hat or a tie if the Fremont Wedding Photographer asks, than feel embarrassed the entire event because you didn’t wear one.

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