Wedding Photography 101: Tips to Handle the Photography DURING the Wedding (Part 1)

In our previous article, we share with you a few tips on how to prepare for your next wedding photography gig. Today, we give you a few insights and how you can successfully maneuver onto the wedding day itself.

Being a Pakistani Wedding Photography Colorado and having covered thousands of weddings over the years, we at Saiaf Films have tested and proven these tips effective for wedding photography.

Clothing

The formality of the occasion will generally dictate how smart or relaxed you can be with your clothing choice. Say, for example, the couple are getting married on a beach. The groom is wearing shorts and sandals; thus, you would look pretty out of place in a three-piece suit. There isn’t really a perfect answer for what to wear as a Pakistani Colorado Wedding Photographer. However, generally speaking, if you keep your outfit quite smart with fairly neutral colours, you shouldn’t attract too many complaints. Most of all, you should make sure you are comfy and can maneuver your body. It is a long day so you don’t want to be restricted by overly formal clothes.

Be a Silent Assassin

Being a Pakistani Denver Wedding Videographer, you want to be discreet and as unobtrusive as possible to be able to capture every moment naturally. One way to do it is to put your camera in silent shutter mode. This is particularly handy during the ceremony, especially if you are in close quarters with the couple. Sometimes, it can feel a bit laggy and slow in comparison to full-on continuous mode shooting. Therefore, just adjust it to suit the situation.

Don’t Forget the Small Details

The small details that a couple has spent hours upon hours planning deserve to be photographed. Moreover, these details make for great photographs that you can use to tell the complete story of the wedding. It can sometimes be easy to forget to photograph these or the schedule might not allow it. But there is no doubt the couple will appreciate photos of things like flowers, rings, dress details, table settings etc.

Work at the Speed of Light

Seriously, a wedding is fast paced so you need to work at the speed of light. This mainly comes with the experience of knowing what will happen and when. Following a shot-list and even having a second-shooter will certainly help you capture the most important and fleeting moments of a wedding. If you’ve been in the industry for quite some time, you should already have an idea of what events to anticipate. For the aspirants, it helps to watch tutorials and read blogs to gather ideas about Denver Pakistani Wedding Videography and photography.

Take Advantage of the Golden Hour

You may have already done a shoot with the couple just after the ceremony and safely have some awesome shots on hand. However, there is something special about the light just as the sun is setting and you should definitely exploit it. Learning to use the sunset light will once again come with experience. Do you want to shoot with the sun on the couple? Or do you want to shoot backlit? Both methods can yield stunning mantelpiece worthy photos.

Advertise Your Works

So you’re at a wedding. More than likely, there are a few unmarried couples at the wedding. One idea is to display some photos from earlier in the day. You can take your own computer and make a quick slideshow of say 20 images to play during the evening. The couple get to see some sneak previews of what you have captured. Meanwhile, potential future couples have seen you in action and the results produced. Obviously, inform the couple beforehand, but it can be a win-win for everyone.

Listen to Your Instincts

As mentioned, weddings are fast-paced and can sometimes be unpredictable. If there is a break in the clouds and an epic sunset appears, seize that moment. Be spontaneous and pounce on opportunities that present themselves.