PHOTOGRAPHYLook Your Best. MAKING MEMORIES. Unknown Contributor.(Metro WeddingsVolume 8 No.2 Special Double Couple Issue p.99) When you hire a photographer, make sure to sit down with him on what photos should take for your wedding. This way you can be assured of photos that will reflect the mood and ambiance of your wedding. You’ve worked so hard in planning this event, the only way to keep these memories intact are through videos and photos. Make sure to let your photographer know to also to take spontaneous photos of you laughing, crying, hugging your parents, etc. This way, he can be on his toes when situations arise. Having these types of photos on hand will always stir up the emotions when you look back on your wedding day. Taking portraits should be a standard requirement.

My Thoughts: Wedding Photography is the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage (for announcements, portrait displays, or thank you cards) as well as coverage of the wedding and reception It is a major commercial endeavor that supports the bulk of the efforts for many photography studios or independent photographers (WIKIPEDIA).It also includes pre-nuptial photography as well as post-nuptial photography.

Photography is important in weddings and in any other events.Wedding photography is the best way to immortalize your special day aside from videography. Always have in mind that you only get one chance of capturing your wedding day, so it is wise to hire a professional wedding photographer for this vital task.

It is fine and normal to have family and friends bring a camera and take photos of their own during the wedding day, but at the end of the day having professional quality photos taken using professional equipments will produce results that you will be able to treasure for a long time and even share with future generations.

When it comes to wedding photography it is important to choose the best photographer for your wedding. Photographers are individuals just like everyone else. Every couple has their own style, and financial capabilities. Choose wedding photographers that suits your taste, preference and budget but not affecting the quality of output or pictures. There are lot of photographers that offers wedding photography. A referral from the past brides will help, or check local photographers who have websites or online portfolios before meeting them up.

Establishing friendly relationship or rapport with your wedding photographer is important to bring out what you want and keep away inhibitions. Couple should establish a fine compatibility and an unenclosed working relation with your selected photographer and jointly with his character and attainments, you will both get the wonderful output that you want.

“High quality output is the most important thing to me” ,according to Lee Llamas- one of the top wedding photographers of the country today. Verily, high quality output is the result of high quality equipments or with better resolutions. Remember that more pixels means more resolution, which should mean more detail, which should yield a better picture.

The Wedding Photography Checklist below helps your wedding photographer capture the best and essential details of your big day.Provide your wedding photographer with this list of “must-take” wedding photography shots before your wedding day.Designed for Catholic and Christian Weddings.(wedding photography checklist courtesy of Nina Callaway, About.com : Weddings)

Wedding Photography Shots Before the Ceremony

___ Wedding dress lying over a chair
___ Zipping up or buttoning the wedding dress
___ Mother of the bride fastening the bride’s necklace
___ The bride’s garter
___ The bride’s veil
___ A close up of the bride’s shoes peeking out from under the dress
___ Bride looking into a mirror
___ Bride looking out window
___ Bride and bridesmaids putting on makeup
___ Bride pinning corsage/boutonniere on mother/father
___ Bride hugging parents
___ Bride touching up
___ Bride and parents leaving for ceremony
___ Groom tying tie
___ Groom looking into mirror
___ Bride looking out window
___ Groom pinning corsage/boutonniere on mother/father
___ Groom hugging parents
___ Bride and parents leaving for ceremony

Wedding Photography Shots At the Ceremony

___ Outside of ceremony site
___ Guests walking into ceremony site
___ Bride and father entering ceremony site
___ Parents being seated
___ Grandparents being seated
___ Maid of honor walking down the aisle
___ Bridesmaids walking down the aisle
___ Flower girl and ring bearer walking down aisle
___ Groom waiting for bride
___ Ceremony musicians
___ Officiant
___ Altar or canopy during ceremony
___ Close up of bride, just before she makes her entrance
___ Bride and father walking down aisle
___ Groom seeing bride for first time
___ The back of bride and father walking down the aisle – with the groom waiting in the distance
___ Bride’s father and Bride hugging at end of aisle
___ Shot of the audience from the bride and groom’s point of view
___ The unity ceremony
___ Close up of bride and groom saying the vows
___ Wide shot of bride and groom saying the vows
___ Exchanging the rings
___ Close up of hands
___ The kiss
___ Bride & Groom walking up the aisle
___ Receiving line
___ Bride & Groom outside on steps
___ Guests throwing confetti/rose petals/birdseed
___ Bride & Groom hugging guests, laughing, getting congratulations
___ Bride & Groom getting in car
___ Bride & Groom in back seat

Posed Wedding Photography Before the Reception (These can also be taken before the ceremony)

___ Bride alone (full length)
___ Bride with Maid of Honor
___ Bride with bridesmaids
___ Groom with bridesmaids
___ Bride with parents
___ Bride & Groom together
___ Bride & Groom with parents
___ Bride & Groom with families
___ Bride & Groom with entire wedding party
___ Bride & Groom with flower girl and ringbearer
___ Groom with parents
___ Groom with best man
___ Groom with groomsmen
___ Bride with groomsmen

During the Reception (to help your photographer, you may wish to list these shots in the order they will happen at your reception)

___ Outside of reception site
___ Bride & Groom arriving
___ Bride & Groom greeting guests
___ Table centerpieces
___ Table setting
___ Bride & Groom’s table (head table)
___ Musicians or DJ
___ Guest book
___ Place card table
___ Closeup of bride and groom’s place card
___ Wedding cake
___ Groom’s cake
___ Gift table
___ Decorations (specify which _________________________)
___ A shot of bride & groom with guests at each table
___ Bride with college alums
___ Groom with college alums
___ The buffet or, if having table service, a dinner serving
___ Bride & Groom’s first dance
___ Bride & Father dancing
___ Groom & Mother dancing
___ Guests dancing
___ Bride & Groom cutting the cake
___ Bride & Groom feeding each other cake
___ Toasts (specify who is giving them: ____________________)
___ Bride & Groom drinking champagne
___ Signing the marriage license
___ Bride throwing bouquet
___ Groom retrieving garter
___ Groom tossing garter
___ Garter/Bouquet dance
___ The getaway car
___ Bride & Groom leaving party
___ Bride & Groom driving away

Guests the photographer shouldn’t miss: (provide your photographer with a seating chart so that he can easily identify them)

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  1. November 7, 2010 at 9:53 am

    as our coordinator it is in deed a great honor..:D more power…God bless..

    • November 7, 2010 at 8:07 pm

      Thank you Erwin and Anna for entrusting me your big day.

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