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| p.2 #14 · First wedding coming up! [HELP!] |
This is from the Debut I did back in April...
But yes I know the stress of directing people. It is always one of my weakness. But I am starting to get better with more events.
I was not so keen on print either. But the bride asked for prints.
Not bad, just a couple of critiques, the group shots outdoors, be careful with the shadows caused by the sun, try to find shady areas, so you don't get those awkward shadows.
I also saw some of your groups indoors, seems like you're shooting from a low angle, try to come up a little higher, its not very flattering to shoot from a low angle. I have that problem myself, I'm 5'3.
Also when shooting groups, try to keep the guests closer together, and make sure you can see everyone's faces.
1 more thing, it comes second nature to every experienced wedding photographer, but make sure you get the standard posed photos, for example, bride with her parents, groom with his parents, groom with his family alone, and with bride etc. You can find a list online, and I know people dread this, but ask her for a list of 'must have' photos, and keep a checklist with you, but also advise her that you will try to get as many photos on her list but they are not guaranteed.
finally, shoot like crazy, but only deliver the best ones on cd, I know a lot of people give a lot more pictures, but I like to keep it down to 300.
I think you'll do fine, you're on the right track.