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Posted 3/8/2010 by mommyg in General Photography
 

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Posted: 3/8/2010 11:23:20 PM
I was asked to teach weddings 101. I am not saying this is the best or only way to approach shooting weddings...it's just what works for me.

First of all, I truly believe it takes a special person to photograph weddings. You need to have a love and passion for it. It is hard work and you only have one chance to get it right!

I have always loved weddings. As mentioned in my interview, as a child I was obsessed with pictures of brides, dresses, and details. My book of choice was always a bridal magazine. I would set up elaborate weddings scenes with my Barbies and have my dad help me take pictures. Once I started doing photography as a business I had no doubt I wanted to shoot weddings.

I have plenty of wedding images on my site and blog and I have the proper contract and brochures that outline all my packages and pricing. So when a potential client calls or emails me I am ready. I don't fully disclose my prices on my website...I list what my prices start at and if they are interested I encourage them to meet with me to discuss their wedding and photography. When we meet I hand them my portfolio and start asking them questions all about their wedding while they look. I really love hearing all the details and I will start throwing out ideas as I get a feel for the wedding. I let the potential clients know how excited I am and what I can do for them before I ever get into prices. Next, I have a wedding folder I've put together and I start out by going over a form that outlines the style of photographer (whether I'm the right "fit" or not), the engagement session, time allotted to photography, the first look option and all about locations. I also mention the trash the dress option....just to put the idea in their heads. Another thing I mention is the choice of a day after session. This is where we go out a week or two after the wedding to some different locations and get much more unique images...plus it takes some of the stress out of the wedding day. Here is an example of a couple who chose to do that.

I also really stress the first look option...this is where I set up a moment alone for the bride and groom to see each other for the first time. I get some of the best emotions this way.

The first look option also makes it possible to finish up all the formals before the ceremony.
Then we go over my checklist/contract and packages and pricing. You get a feel during this time if this is going to be a right fit or not. Some book on the spot, some call back later and of course some don't choose you...that is usually because you (and them) just know it's not going to work before the meeting is over.

I keep close contact with the couple leading up to the wedding. If they chose an engagement session, we plan that. I really enjoy engagement sessions.

They allow me time to work with the couple before the wedding, then in turn during the wedding day we have developed a relationship already and everything goes much smoother.

I encourage any input from my clients so we are on the same page and I know I am creating the images they truly want. I typically attend the rehearsal to see the order of the wedding and talk to the officiant. I introduce myself and ask what is/isn't permitted during the ceremony. I also talk to the bride and groom one more time to go over specifics about the next day and answer any questions. This way I arrive at the wedding fully prepared.

I try to get a good nights sleep the night before so I have enough energy and I am alert and thinking clearly. I dress comfortably, but on the dressy side. I don't wear a dress, skirt or heels because of all the bending, kneeling and sometimes laying down that I do. I wear mostly black or darker colors so I don't stand out. I take a few small snacks and water for myself (and sometimes for the wedding party if it's hot and we're going to an outdoor location to shoot). Back-up equipment is a must! I have 2-3 camera bodies/ 2 flashes/ and assortment of lenses/ 20 or so gigs of CF cards/ my lights (if needed)/ reflectors/ contracts and checklists. I also take some other items that come in handy such as safety pins, white thread and some needles, a small pair of scissors, breath mints etc.

I am the sole photographer for the wedding but I take an assistant (usually my husband) to help set up/tear down gear, round up people, go over the checklist during formals and stay with the gear. Depending on the package and options they choose I start out with the bride getting ready.

I normally shoot this with natural lighting and keep my aperture wide open. Sometimes I even go with the bride to get her hair and makeup done if she requests it.

Next I do the formals (all of them if the bride and groom chose the first look option). Otherwise I get as much done as I can without the bride and groom seeing each other. I make sure we are done at least a half an hour before the ceremony starts so the bride can freshen up and I can test my lighting/camera settings for the ceremony.

Then the ceremony starts and I normally stand in front of the officiant during the processional (remember I talked to him at the rehearsal and got the okay for this). I typically use some fill flash during the processional as long as it's allowed. Once the bride and her father reach the altar

I quickly step around the father's side and behind them. I turn around right away and photograph the giving away of the bride. At this point I capture some images from the back of the church.

If there is a balcony I will send my assistant up there if there is not enough time for me to go up there. A few pictures from that vantage point really add to the album.

I make sure I am close to the front when it is time for the rings/ candle lighting/ and first kiss. Then after the kiss I back up for the recessional.

I don't normally take pictures of the receiving line...I used to but found that most of those images were of backsides and arms over faces...just chaos. I use this time to set up for formals if we didn't do them before and then I go outside and get ready for the departure.


When I arrive at the reception I immediately start taking pictures of the details such as the cake, table settings, flowers etc.

I capture the entrance of the bride and groom then usually everyone eats...which again I find that is not a good thing to photograph. At this time I take the bride and groom's rings and photograph them.


I also talk to the DJ and get a feel for how he will conduct the events. The first dance is generally next:

I ask the bride and groom previously to just ignore me during the dance. Then I can capture the moment and emotion naturally. I photograph this from several different angles and take a lot of pictures....since you can't control what the subjects will do next. I use flash for most of the dancing...I drag my shutter speed (I find I like 100 or so) to let in some of the ambient light.

Then of course, I continue photographing the rest of the events such as the bouquet and garter toss, feeding of cake etc. During the bouquet toss I find I get the best result if I am up higher than the bride. This image was scanned in from an older wedding I shot on film...so it may not be the best quality.


I don't usually sit down...I walk around and watch for photo opportunities. My assistant and I do eat since we have worked all day...but I generally catch a bite on my way by...I don't really put my camera down. I make sure to capture plenty of details for the album...they make wonderful filler and background images. I also make sure to capture a shot that would work well for the end of the book:

When I am sure have captured all I was contracted for and needed to tell the story I approach the bride and groom and make sure that they are satisfied and ask if they need anything else. I also tell them that the sneak peek will be ready within a week and when the rest of the images will be done....at that time I call them and we start putting the wedding album together.

If you think you would like to shoot weddings I encourage you to find someone you can second shoot with and get some experience...and most importantly make sure it is something you truly want to do. Wedding photography is a wonderful experience and it is an honor to be asked to capture such a special day.



~Amy~

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Posted: 3/8/2010 11:42:09 PM
Awesome run through of your wedding process, Thanks for sharing!


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Posted: 3/8/2010 11:45:51 PM
Wow! Thank you Amy. It is fabulous! I am doing a very small wedding next month, so I'm going to study this! EVERY WORD!!


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Posted: 3/9/2010 12:27:36 AM
Great Kim...I hope it helps...if you have any questions I can try to help.



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Posted: 3/9/2010 5:47:44 AM
I can't imagine ever shooting a wedding (although I do think I'd have fun second shooting just once or twice), but you make it look really easy!! I bet your clients love you.

How long have you been shooting weddings, and how many have you done?

Thanks so much for sharing!


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Posted: 3/9/2010 6:40:12 AM
Thanks so much, this was a GREAT lesson I'm shooting a very small wedding on the 20th. One question...What lens do you usually use?


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Posted: 3/9/2010 7:21:08 AM
Thanks for sharing, Amy! It was great!


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Posted: 3/9/2010 8:16:37 AM
great info tfs


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Posted: 3/9/2010 9:18:17 AM
great info! Thanks for sharing! There are some wedding photogs that we met with when we were planning that you could tell were just not that into it. I would have loved to have you as my photog!


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Posted: 3/9/2010 9:24:24 AM
Amy--you and I are so similar with the way we do things, proving that we totally need to do one together this year!!

Awesome job!


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Posted: 3/9/2010 9:34:37 AM
Totally forgot it was Tuesday!! So excited to see this, thank you so much Amy - I love it!!


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Posted: 3/9/2010 10:00:05 AM
Molly, I shot my first wedding in 2000. And I was NO where near ready...it was awful. The next time I shot one was in 2002. In 2004 I took a break for about 2 years to devote all my time to my 2 small children. In 2006 I went digital and spent a lot of time learning it and photoshop. 2007 was when I really got busy again.
I count 27 weddings...but there may be a few early ones I've missed.

Cathy, I mainly use my Canon 24-70mm 2.8L. For the getting ready shots I like to use my Canon 50mm 1.4 and for a few fun ones throughout the day I use my Canon fisheye 15mm 2.8. I feel a few fisheye images add so much to the weddings album. I am planning to purchase the 100mm 2.8 for ring shots...and someday in the future I'd love to have the Canon 70-200 2.8. Yes, I only use Canon lenses. I had a Sigma lens a long time ago..and it lasted less than 6 months...so I decided only Canon after that. I only purchase lenses with an aperture of 2.8 or lower..and I like it to be a set aperture. I am a fan of shooting wide open and it makes such a difference in low light situations at weddings.

Heather I am so down with that!!!! We would have a great time! I'll send you a message on facebook with the weddings I have booked already and then you can let me know yours!



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Posted: 3/9/2010 10:30:33 AM
Amy, fabulous read and images. Wow, there is so much more than meets the eye. Thanks for sharing your process!


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Posted: 3/9/2010 10:52:04 AM
This is terrific info, Amy! Thank you so much. I'm soooooo jealous of Shantel for getting to shoot with you later this year. My internet is down today so I'm on my phone right now. But as soon as I get back on the computer I will add your lesson to the master link list.


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Posted: 3/9/2010 11:37:18 AM
Thank you so much Amy! Great info
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Posted: 3/9/2010 1:44:32 PM

Amy, fabulous read and images. Wow, there is so much more than meets the eye.





For sure! I realized weddings were a lot of work but this really puts it in perspective. All of your careful planning, attention to detail, and love of weddings really show in your work my friend


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Posted: 3/9/2010 6:26:14 PM
Great lesson, Amy. I can't imagine shooting weddings, but I sure think it would be fun. Maybe one day.... a REALLY long time from now. You have a nice approach to them. Thanks for sharing all this with us. Your photos are beautiful and the landscapes in the background of some of them are outstanding!



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Posted: 3/9/2010 6:51:31 PM
Great info, Amy! I did a friend's wedding after much begging, and I was so exhausted after. It all went OK, but there was so much I didn't know, even after attending the rehearsal. Like I had a time limit for formal portraits. I thought I could do that the whole time Her sister is getting married and asked me to do hers, but I'm not ready to take on another one. I'd love to second shoot some, though.

I love that you through in some fisheye shots.

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Posted: 3/9/2010 7:01:05 PM
That was a great lesson! I don't think I would ever be prepared for the stress of doing a wedding- as you said, you only get one chance to get it right! I love the idea of the first look - what a special moment with them seeing each other for the first time.


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Posted: 3/9/2010 9:10:13 PM
this was a great read and I LOVE all your examples!!


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Posted: 3/9/2010 9:21:20 PM
You rock Amy! I don't know how wedding photographers do it! It scares the crap out of me just thinking about doing it...LOL There is so much good info in here! TFS!


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Posted: 3/10/2010 9:18:56 AM
That was incredibly informative and interesting to read! You really seem to have a great system in place and your images rock. Thanks so much for sharing!


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Posted: 3/10/2010 9:44:55 AM
You are so totally awesome!!! I wish I was getting married so you could take my photos. Ours are boring. lol But, back then (a hundred years ago, lol), they were all the same. Thanks for all your hard work in putting this together. Your work is fantastic!


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Posted: 3/10/2010 10:23:27 AM
Thanks for all the info Amy. I was waiting for this one. Not like I plan on doing weddings or anything I was just interested.



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Posted: 3/10/2010 6:19:45 PM
Thanks so much ladies...hope I helped anyone who is interested in photographing weddings.



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Posted: 3/11/2010 8:54:40 AM
Thanks so much for taking the time to do this. Although I am considering doing photography on some level down the road, weddings scare the bleep out of me. My own wedding photographer did a lousy job, so that didn't help. But you sure seem to know what you're doing and have a lot of talent/experience to back you up. Thankfully, there are people with your skill set out there. It's such an important day!!

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Posted: 3/19/2010 12:04:00 PM

First of all, I truly believe it takes a special person to photograph weddings.


It certainly does, Amy!!! You do a fantastic job. I just can't do weddings! The few I've done, I've puked for 2 days from stress before the wedding! Hey, if I did weddings, I'd be super skinny I guess!

I absolutely love your example shots and your process from the start of the day. It is obvious, from your experience and your wonderful eye, that you have the talent to capture the magical days for these couples!

Thank you for sharing your information Amy! Now, to look at your shots again.


Kim

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Posted: 3/19/2010 12:29:58 PM
You did a great job with the run down. The thing I love about weddings is the chaos and the rush you get. There is nothing more satisfying then capturing that "perfect" moment that you know will be a part of their families memories forever.

Beautiful Photos!


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Posted: 3/19/2010 12:29:59 PM
Wow Amy! This was a great lesson! Thanks for sharing your knowledge.



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Posted: 3/19/2010 1:51:52 PM
What a great lesson! I don't think I will ever be good enough to photograph a wedding professionally but I love the lesson and how you show how much YOU put into it to make it the best it can be. I bet all of your clients love you. Makes me want to get married again and hire you as my photographer. Thanks again!


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Posted: 3/30/2010 9:53:32 PM
I just now got around to reading this. Thanks for a great tutorial! Your timeline is especially helpful. Wonderful info!!


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Posted: 3/30/2010 10:10:14 PM
Do you use a bracket for your fill flash? If so, which one do you use?

Great write up - thank you for doing this!


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Posted: 4/28/2010 2:44:56 PM
Thank you!!! Doing my one and only, as a favor. This helped alot, however casual the one I am doing is. I do plan on calling you, just trying to get all my thoughts in order first!





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Posted: 4/28/2010 3:25:05 PM
This is really great!! And how I WISH you had been the one to photography my wedding! While it was 11 1/2 years ago, reading this made me realize again how much of a mistake we made hiring our photographer!! Grrrrrrrrrrr!!!

I'll bet your clients LOVE working with you!!

His,
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Posted: 4/28/2010 7:36:10 PM
Thanks again for all your kind words. Wedding photography is truly something I am passionate about!




Do you use a bracket for your fill flash? If so, which one do you use?

I used to...but when I switched to back button focusing a few years back the bracket wouldn't work with back button focusing!? It was wierd.... Now I just bounce off surfaces/my reflector etc. and use my lightsphere.



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Posted: 9/28/2011 6:04:48 PM
I can hardly wait for my wedding! Love your photos!


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Posted: 9/29/2011 1:08:51 AM
Thx for sharing this info. Very informative!


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PeaNut 83,147
April 2003
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Posted: 9/29/2011 8:16:51 AM
Great info here, thank you. My DD got married last November and it was then that I learned how important the photographer is to the flow of the day. She kept on us track and organized and really grounded my DD. We often comment on how we couldn't have done it without her. You sound like that kind of photographer...


Kris


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AncestralPea

PeaNut 297,192
February 2007
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Loc: Upstate Alabama

Posted: 9/29/2011 1:16:59 PM
WOW Amy!!!! You are superwoman!!! I remember reading this last year and thinking what a totally awesome lesson it was for anyone considering wedding photography!!!

I am so glad that it is being shown again so new people can read this and also, the others that may have read it before......could always pick up something new from re-reading it!!

If I was young and healthy, wedding photography would be something I would love to do!

Hugs,


*Nancy*

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December 2007
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Loc: Ohio

Posted: 9/29/2011 3:38:36 PM
Great post! You have beautiful photos and I love your ideas.


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