Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wedding Preview

A few days ago, my brother got married to his beautiful new wife. It was a gorgeous wedding at a brewery. Silly me forgot to ask the bride and groom if I could use their lovely faces on my blog, and since they are currently on their honeymoon, I will have to wait to get the A-OK. Until then, I thought I'd give you a little sneak peak of shots I took and also some tips on photographing weddings.

Tip #1
Never be the official photography at a family members wedding. I had a wonderful time taking pictures, but I was so busy making sure to get every shot, that I didn't really get to enjoy the wedding. Now, I offered to take their formal pictures since they didn't hire a photographer, so I only have myself to blame. They originally didn't want to ask me to take pictures, so I could enjoy the wedding. Go figure.

Tip #2
Get a list from the bride and groom of what formal photos they want.

Tip #3
Make sure you are ready for all different lighting situations. If you miss a shot, you can't just redo it.

Tip #4
Weddings are a stressful event to photograph. There's a lot of pressure on you to get all the shots. Just be ready for that. Have an idea of what shots you know you have to get. Be prepared to be moving around a lot.

Tip #5
When shooting group shots, you need to be assertive and have a loud voice when directing others (especially when they have been drinking!)

Well, hopefully I'll get permission to post the other photos and show off my brother and my new sister-in-law!


  1. Your pictures look beautiful! My dad(photographer) has done family weddings, and its so true, you dont get to enjoy it. Its way stressful.

    I hope you get their permission, I'd love to see more :)

  2. Perfect timing on this post! I am doing my first wedding photo gig in October and I'm really excited.

    Thanks for the tips! I'm definitely starring this post for future reference :)

    <3 Dee

  3. these pictures are absolutely beautiful, you have such a great gift.

    love, rach.

  4. you did a great job! I'm sorry you didn't have as much fun as you thought you would though. But now you know for the future! I'm excited to see the rest

  5. Oh wow! They look beautiful so far! And greatttt tips! I totally second all of them!!! Hopefully they give you permission so we can see the rest of the splendor!

    Janette, the Jongleur

  6. These pictures are gorgeous!!!! The venue looks amazing & I love their shoes! :) Great job!

    I just became your newest follower! I would love for you to check out the blog that I just started with my sister and follow us back!

    Also, check out the giveaway we are doing for a Tiffany & Co. necklace!!



  7. Wow, these are beautiful!! That must have been such a splendid and happy day. I can see how it would be stressful to be the photographer at a friend's/family member's wedding, but I'm sure they were so grateful for your talents! Can't wit to see more!

  8. Oh, you tease! Can't wait to see the "full monty" :) {hopefully the new b&g give their blessing :))

    ❤ Cat brideblu


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