When I first started photographing weddings I only concentrated on capturing relaxed candid moments. I soon realised that the most important images were not what I thought. At every wedding meeting I would talk to the couple and try to get an idea of what sort of images they preferred by showing them a range of images. Almost all the couples I met said the same thing.
"We would like natural images of the two of us and our guests enjoying the day, we don't really want to be standing around for hours doing to many group photographs and we both hate having our photograph taken"
I would make sure that all the family group photographs were not ignored on the day as I knew they would have great value after the wedding, but I made sure that the whole family enjoyed the process. I would always take the couple away from the wedding party for at least ten minutes to set up a few images. I developed a system that allowed me to capture a few formal and informal images within the same set of images. When we started producing photobooks and albums we realised the couple were mainly including formal group photographs of their family including some staged photographs of themselves even though they were only interested in candid informal photographs before the wedding. I now have a complete list of the images that the majority of the couples included in their wedding album. This list will save you years of work because you can concentrate on the images the couple will want after their wedding and spend less time getting the images you think they will need.
Venue 1 - church
Interior & exterior
Arival - groom & bride
Guests & family
Venue 2 - hotel
Interior & exterior
Tables & details
Friends with the couple
Guaranteed results and ongoing support
I can guarantee if you follow the list of key images I provide your clients will love them. As you gain more experience you will find a real benefit from having a structure that will allow you to relax at the wedding as you capture a mixture of relaxed and formal photographs.
Who should join this course?
If you have never photographed a wedding before or have photographed a few weddings and would like to take it further and start building a portfolio this one day course is ideal for you.
Invest in yourself
One to one tuition - Richard Barley £300
One to one individual tuition
Venue 1 - Church
Venue 2 - Hotel