Natalie & Dan Wedding!
Wedding bells are ringing! A short frame of time, for that perfect opportunity, where a photographer translates unforgettable moments into a memory, by using his/her creative talent and art. Few megabytes of pictures don’t make a difference to your hard drive, but they play a huge part in your client’s life as, they can revisit their most memorable moments back and forth. Henceforth, a photographer has to take pictures with an utmost attention and passion, his/her work speaks in the end.
I will walk you through one such a wedding journey of Natalie and Dan of which I was a part of it as a photographer.
Have a look at some utterly delightful set of pictures showing different states of transition during a wedding. First phase is called “The Bride’s House”. A photographer has to be well prepared, equipped and be on time. Photographer may take an assistant or two depends on how big is the photoshoot. Pictures taken here must depict a story of a bride including how wonderfully she has blossomed into a flower with her royal dress and her shining jewels giving an extra effect to the whole scene. A frame must also consist, Bridesmaids helping her in getting ready. A photographer should cheer up the audience present there at location for getting perfect pictures. A gorgeous beautiful bride is always an attention grabber in a photo album. Similarly from the Bride’s House, we go to second phase know as “The Groom’s House”. Depending upon the location, a photographer has to choose wide-angle lens and zoom lens in order to get everything into the picture. If shooting inside a house, a photographer must also use external flash to adjust the lighting conditions in the photo. A top to bottom, well-dressed groom steals the show of a photo album, from his tie, black shoes, to well design suit and an elegant watch that defines him. Like Bride, pictures of Groom and his Best Man/Men have to have equal importance in the album. An awesome example showing “love”, creativity at its best! Flowers illustrate the freshness of a new relationship that is going to happen and a scent of smell that will bring prosperity into their relationship in coming ages. A picture of “Flower Bouquet” taken with telephoto zoom lens, blurring out everything else makes itself a place in memories. The ring is the key ingredient to wedlock. It can be taken with 70-250mm lens with extra zoom and enhanced in Post Imaging software.
(keep this under bridegroom inside the church photo, below ring one)
Next station is “The Church”, where bride and groom take the vows and finally submerged themselves into a single bond of marriage. Right from bride and groom walking into the church to the wedding ceremony, to the royal kiss and meeting and greeting people, every moment counts. A photographer or assistant photographer may take similar pictures from various different angles or sides just to create a dynamic environment. Next phase named “The Post Wedding Photoshoot” is most important phase of the journey with the perception from a wedding album. In the present wedding, which I conducted, I took the couple to a place called “District Distillery”. District Distillery is one of the historic place located in the heart of downtown Toronto, contains cafés, restaurants, and shops, is the perfect place for Post Wedding photoshoot. It adds a vintage flavor to the whole shoot. The resultant output of this photoshoot depicts pictures showing Bride and Groom showing endless love and affectionate towards each other that will count last like an endless ocean. A photographer has to sometimes show different poses to the couple to add the value to the picture.
In this photoshoot, a photographer may take different pictures with Bride’s Bridesmaids and Groom’s Best Men as per their fun. The resultant atmosphere should be full of fun and enjoyment. Nowadays photographers also use Post Imaging software to add elements like paper planes, balloons and others in the post processing of images just to make them liver. Sepia and Black and white effects are also the classics that will never go out of your client’s eye.
(keep this above couple photo in black and white inside a room, girl is holding flowers)
Last station is the “Party Night”, hosted by Bride and Groom, full of enjoyment and food. From couple cutting the cake, ballroom dancing, to the family photos, each event stands out on its own. A photographer must not forget to include all relatives in either of the pictures as everyone wants them to be in the picture!
(keep this under couple dancing)
And they lived happily ever after… Amazing Lighting has done that creates a perfect lifetime memory!
Please see my “Wedding Details” (link to wedding detail page) blog for capturing details in a Wedding. Thus, this was the epic wedding of Dan and Natalie, which is still alive in the form of these pictures!