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- Plan out the timing of your wedding thoughtfully.
If you do not have your heart set on seeing each other until the ceremony, I highly recommend shooting all of the formal portraits before the ceremony. I generally require an hour and a half for portraits 20-30 minutes for bride & groom alone; 30 minutes for bridal party and 30 minutes for family). If you choose to see each other before the ceremony, the time that I spend shooting you as a couple can be a special time for the two of you to interact before the craziness of the day.
If you choose the traditional approach of shooting the portraits after the ceremony, make sure to time your ceremony so there is sufficient light available. NATURAL LIGHT makes all the difference in the quality of your photos. Always plan at least a half hour after the ceremony to interact with your guests or family before even beginning the portraits. So overall, make sure the ceremony ends 2 hours before sunset to be safe.
In addition, I recommend planning in extra time between different events of your day as there are always unexpected things that come up and this will help to reduce stress and allow you to enjoy your day.
As you know, my style of photography is highly photojournalistic. This means I will follow you throughout the day and shoot all the details and special moments as they happen. It is important to communicate your excitement about your choice for photography to your family and friends. Write them all an email and include my website and encourage them to take a look.
When they see examples of my work, they will better understand what I am doing on your wedding day. They will feel more comfortable around the camera. In the email, also encourage them to ignore me as much as possible. I try to be unobtrusive and invisible as much as possible. This way I get much more natural shots. Preparing your family and friends will help everyone to enjoy the day and will insure that I capture the best images of your day.
- Trust me.
It is my hope that you hire me because you trust that I will do a fabulous job documenting one of the most important days of your life. I promise to do my best for you. What I want most for you is that you will be able to enjoy your wedding day, free of any worry that all the right shots are being taken. So determine ahead of time to enjoy your day and to relinquish control over the photography on the day of your wedding.
Thank you Mellisa Jill for being an inspiration and for sharing some of the information above.