Wedding photography

One of the most helpful tips about Wedding Photography is to get the couple to think ahead about the shots that they’d like you to capture on the day and compile a list so that you can check them off. This is particularly helpful in the family shots. There’s nothing worse than getting the photos back and realizing you didn’t photograph the happy couple with grandma, grandpa and every uncle and aunt.

The family photo part of the day can be quite stressful. People are everywhere, if you’re unaware of the family dynamics it can be quite chaotic. Get the couple to nominate a family member who can be the ‘initiator’ of some captures. They can help to round everyone up, helpto get hte right people in the shot and keep things moving.

So much can go wrong on this day – so be well prepared. Have a backup plan, have batteries charged, memory cards blank, think about routes and time to get to places and get an itinerary of the full day so you know what’s happening next. If you can, attend the rehearsal of the ceremony where you’ll gather a lot of great information about possible positions to shoot from, the lighting, the order of the ceremony and so on ...

Having a backup photographer can be a great strategy. It means less moving around during ceremony and speeches, allows for one to capture the formal shots and the other to get candid shots. It also takes a little pressure off you being ‘the one’ to have to get every shot!

Timidity won’t get you anywhere – you need to be bold to a certain extent to capture a moment. However timing is everything and thinking ahead to get in the right position for key moments are important so as not to disrupt the event. During the formal shots be bold, know what you want and ask for it from the couple and their party. You have to give everone the feeling that you are driving the show and need to keep things moving.

Some nice candids from a recent wedding in Tai Tam Tuk: