Every wedding has its own unique story to tell; however, certain priceless moments will always prove to be popular with brides and grooms. Wedding photos provide memories for the bride and groom to reminisce over once the cake has been eaten, dress packed away and the day is over. Check out these 5 winning wedding shots from a recent ceremony and tips on how to get them for the perfect wedding album.
1) The best wedding shots: The Details
Brides spend a lot of time, effort and money choosing their colour scheme, flowers, table placements, favours and most want to remember every detail no matter how small to be covered. The best wedding shots get in close and experiment with different photo compositions to create visually interesting images.
2) The best Wedding shots: The bride and groom portraits and the kiss
I always aim to take natural candid images which convey love and happiness rather than endless posed images.To get these types of wedding shots I will often shoot from a distance and from different angles to create interesting compositions. I like to get the couple to look at each other, talk and be themselves and I find to do this they need space. A 24-70mm lens gives enough scope to get a variety of images in a quick and efficient manner.
3) The best Wedding shots: The children
Children can be great models and provide lots of opportunities for photographers to capture moments throughout the day that everyone will love. This image was taken during the evening and required flash to light the scene. I opted for fill in flash on aperture priority with a diffuser to create a more flattering light.
4) The best Wedding shots: The first dance
The first dance can be tricky to photograph especially when you want to keep the atmosphere of the disco lights and not allow the flash to overpower the scene. I used off-camera flash and bounced the light from the ceiling to capture the movement so the image is sharp and the ambience of the scene is recorded.
5) The best Wedding shots: The After Party
I love the opportunity the evening party can offer when everyone is on the dance floor and merry. It is a great time to capture the essence of the party when everyone is relaxed and in the mood to be photographed. A perfect ending for the album and always appreciated by the bride and groom for the fun factor.
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