- Shooting formal wedding portraits during the event can be very exhausting.
- Every photographer knows that photography is about capturing unforgettable moments.
- Here are some of the best guides to apply in your photography shoots.
Shooting formal wedding portraits during the event can be very exhausting and stressful to all the people involved. It’s part of the wedding wherein the couple, guests and relatives are called to have a formal wedding portrait. But unfortunately, it’s very hard for photographers since some guests still want to enjoy their glass of wine, moments with their long lost friends and etc. The groom and the bride are tired from standing and they’re doing it to accommodate their guests, same with the photographers, they have the most tiring job because they need to shoot everything even the smallest details.
Like any photography events, I, as a photographer have been asked many times to change the wedding photography plan and skip the formal portrait shoot. But I don’t think it’s necessary because it’s the only way I can get decent photos of the guests. I understand that not everyone are into photography and that they just want to enjoy the wedding itself. Also, they have a wrong idea in mind that photographers are magicians; yes, we all use workflows like best wedding Lightroom presets to help us save time in editing tons of images, but we can’t magic the smiles and sincerity of the people.
Every photographer knows that photography is about capturing special and unforgettable moments. So, to help have a good formal wedding portrait, here are some of the best guides to apply in your photography shoots.
- Communicate with the couple prior the wedding.
- Encourage guests to participate in the formal wedding shoot.
- Ask certain people from the entourage to help you gather the crowd.
- Choose the best location with good lighting.
So basically, these tips will somehow help you have a good formal wedding portrait. However, the challenge will still be there and that is to keep them focused on your camera.