Most weddings have three parts to it: the bride getting ready, the ceremony and finally the reception.
At home with the bride
Starting at the bride’s home I capture the fun and excitement of everyone getting ready. This means we are capturing people with curlers in their hair or a friend ironing the shirts!
Ideally the bridesmaids should dress first so that we can take shots of them buttoning up the bride’s dress. During the make-up session images are taken which are usually very flattering.
At this time we will also photograph details of the flowers, invitations, shoes and dresses.
Then of course we will capture the bride on her way to the ceremony, usually with her father and the car.
The second part of the day is the most frantic. As photographers we will do our best to work with the rules of the ‘house’ (that’s the church or registry office).
We photograph the important people arriving at the church and what the bride and groom are doing before the ceremony.
We prefer black and white images of this stage to bring focus on the happy couple.
Then of course we bring our own supply of confetti to make sure that there is lots to go around. Confetti shots are often staged again particularly with children so that the bridge and groom are leaning down to the little ones.
There is definitely an atmosphere at the beginning of the reception when people are beginning to let the hair down and kick off the shoes.
We capture the candid shots of people in informal groups enjoying the reception.
This is the time to capture young children interacting with their grandparents and great grandparents. These images provide a wonderful picture of different generations together.
Here we also capture detail shots of place settings, the cake, flowers and of course the cars.
Speeches are also shot and the reaction to the best man’s jokes!
In the evening we capture people together in their evening dress. Of course the first dance is a special time to take wonderful images.
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