There are big days in every person’s life, the day he gets his degree, the day he gets his first job, his most memorable birthday etc. etc. But there is no day which is more memorable than the day he is married. The marriage ceremony is considered to be one of the greatest days in any person life, in all cultures and countries of the world. In order to preserve the memories of this great day, many people will hire photographers, so if you have been hired to take pictures at a wedding you should follow these simple tips that have been based on the advice of the best wedding photographers in the world.
Breakdown the photos
The first thing to keep in mind is that bride and the groom are there to enjoy the ceremony, and the photographs should be taken in two parts. First, there should be the formal photographs that are taken of the bride and the groom with them wearing the wedding dress and perhaps some with the guests. Most of these are retouched and then hung on the walls.
Take care to shoot candid photos
The second important type of pictures that you will be taking is the informal or candid shots. This is done with you roaming around the ceremony and snapping pictures of anything that you deem memorable. This is more difficult than the formal pictures because you are the one who is going to pick the spot and the person that you are going to photograph, so make sure that you pick people and events that are truly worth remembering.
Snap only happy events
The third thing to keep in mind is that this is a fun occasion, so make sure that you are photographing fun and happiness. There should be no wedding photographs where people are scowling or making faces. If you see any person scowling, you should not snap their picture. As is the case in most weddings, there are always children present for the grand occasion, so make sure that you do not snap any crying children, rather snap pictures of bubbling laughter of children.
Last but not least, you should make sure that you are humble, courteous and well-mannered throughout the occasion and its events. If a person does not want their picture to be taken, you should oblige them, if someone wants specific photographs, oblige them as well, and make sure that the bride and the groom have such memorable wedding photos that their best memory comes alive every time they see them.