Get to know us a little bit better by checking out how we cover real weddings. We want to start off by giving a glimpse on how we — as creative and professional artists — capture the decisive moments, details and behind the scenes of some wedding coverage our team has successfully completed. The progression of your wedding day is something — if it’s all possible be captured — that you should treasure. And getting the right creative team will give you a tremendous relief and peace of mind during your very special and hectic day.
Let us now take you to real and exciting weddings and show you how we see and capture the moments in our artistic and creative ways…
Scheduling enough prep time is the key to a very good start! Creative photographers want to record the fun part of this “getting ready”. The laughter, excitement, hustle and bustle in the room and the details are perfect photo opportunities.
We recommend that you get two creative photographers during the preparation. It is just impossible for one photographer to run from one place to another to get some ‘getting ready’ shots.
THE FIRST LOOK
Straight up, we are for the ‘first look’! This is really an excellent way to get more photos of the bride and groom by themselves. Capturing this special moment, the emotions, the first words, the first look!
Traditionally, the bride and groom do not see each other until the ceremony. In this case they want the photographer to capture the ‘first look’ at the ceremony — and we have done that countless times successfully. You have to consider this though, during the ceremony time is ticking away so fast, the emotion behind the “first look” is being cut short and the end result very few ‘first look’ photos. And if you only have one photographer, there will only be one angle of this opportunity.
If you want more photos of you and your better half, a set ‘first look’ is the way to go! You might say, “We have enough time for our portrait session.” No argument here, but the real and natural emotion of the ‘first look’ will never be present during the portrait session! You can fake it, and that’s totally up to you. Either your ‘first look’ will be captured at a special set time before the ceremony — which will give you dozens of extra emotional photos, from different angles — or during the ceremony, which is most likely less than a minute to capture.
Finally, while the bride and groom are still fresh, this is the perfect opportunity to capture some romantic and genuine emotions.
Now this is the major part of your special day — THE CEREMONY! You want different angles and perspectives captured here. How can you achieve this? Hiring a second shooter would be best way to do this. You have to remember most churches or chapels do not allow a photographer to walk around during the ceremony. If your photographer can only stay on one place, you know what that means — same point of view and angle throughout.
Very important to remember — we creative photographers would love to have — the more lenient the church or chapel for the photographer(s) move around and take photos, the more excellent and creative photos you will receive.
PORTRAIT AND ROMANTIC SESSION
RULE NUMBER ONE — You have to set more time on this part of your special day! When clients ask us, “How long do you think this part of the wedding be?” We answer them straight forward, “You need a minimum of two (2) hours for this session — and ideally 3 to 4 hours would be the best!” Let us elaborate this further, for instance you are getting married in Las Vegas (or a similar scenario) and wanted to go to your favorite locations in fabulous Las Vegas — within 4 hours you can most likely shoot in five (5) different locations — this includes travel time. But if you just want to stay in one location, 3 hours would be the best.
You must not rush this session! You want to relax, go different spots and enjoy this exclusive shoot with your better half.
LET THE PARTY BEGIN — After your hectic and demanding day — it’s time to wind down. At this point you just want to relax, have fun, enjoy your families, friends, special guests and the food! You want casual and action shots that are fun and creative. And we know exactly what you are looking for! Check out how we capture THE PARTY!