Wedding photography secrets by John Thomopoulos published in Australian Jewish News wedding magazine.
1 See the light!!
The wedding may well be all about the bride, but as far as the photographer is concerned it’s all about the light! On the wedding day I would steer the bride away from the perfect garden that is in direct sunlight and put her in the neighbours sunken and sheltered driveway – you would be surprised at what knowledge of light does for portraiture. So you need to be able to trust that your photographer understands light and how to use it first and foremost!
2 Photojournalistic style
For best photojournalistic style photography, it is important for brides and grooms (and their parties) to ignore the camera and be in the moment – the minute that someone looks at the camera for a photo, that beautiful moment is gone! With the exception of portraits of course that might need direction, be in the moments of the day and your photos will reflect all that you experienced
3 Reading people
Being invited to photograph a wedding is to be invited into the homes and families of the bride and groom, to share in their biggest day. It is so personal and very important to understand how they are feeling. I always put myself in their shoes and know that these are real people, not professional models who are used to being photographed every day. I always do my best to be lighthearted and friendly, make sure everyone feels relaxed and comfortable knowing I will capture them for who they are. Being in such an intimate and personal setting really lets you get your finger on the pulse of who someone is, and to me that is one of the most rewarding experiences about photography.
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