Your wedding day is probably one of the most important and special days of your life. I won’t take it lightly because I know you won’t either.
Here’s how I do it:
Before the wedding
- With every wedding, I start by having a meeting with you to discuss your day and what is important to you
- We will talk about how much time we have to work with and what photos you most want
- Emails are sent back and forth about group photos until a final list is drawn up
- I map out the whole day and give you a photography schedule so it is clear where I will be and what I will be photographing when.
- 6:30am startBatteries are charging
- Camera memory cards cleared and checked
- Addresses are entered into Sat Nav
- Several copies of the groups shots list printed off
- Camera bag checked against list of equipment needed
- Special photo requirements noted
- Emergency numbers noted down and taken
- At the hairdressers with the bride capturing candid photos
- Photographing details and makeup being done (maybe at another location)
- Photos of the groom and the guys at another pre-arranged location
- Off to the church for details and people arriving (a couple of muesli bars to keep me going)
- 2:00pm: Arrival of the bride
- 2:45pm: Ceremony ends
- Candid photos
- Group photos
- Photos of the bride and groom on their own
- Wedding reception
- Photos of all guests around the tables
- Time for me to eat
- Speech photos and candids
- Mingling candid photos
- Setting up of, and cake cutting
- First dance and atmospheric photos
- I depart
- I arrive home and transfer images to the computer
- Day complete
Typically about 1500+ photos taken for a final selection of around 250-400.
After the wedding day I get started on editing the photos. To sift through 1500 photos to pick out the best ones takes 2-3 hours. Sounds like a long time, but each photo is checked for sharpness and this can take time as the images are such high resolution. Editing takes around 20+ hours over a few days along with the same amount of time designing, proofing, re-designing, ordering, emailing and delivery of the wedding album.
A lot is involved in a days wedding photography. Even in these “tough economic times” there is no substitute for, or shortcut to good wedding photography. There is no second chance and there is no better record of your wedding day. In years to come, your venue, cake, decorations, food and drink will be long used, drunk, eaten or forgotten. Every photo I take is a lasting memory of your day. The vows being given, the signing of the register and the captured expressions will only happen once and won’t be repeated, let me use my experience to make sure they are captured well.
Moment Photography, each moment beautifully captured
Thanks for reading.