The heart of any Wedding is the Couple. It is their story, which unfolds and needs to be captured. The wedding photographer needs to be in sync and capture moments as they happen. Photo shooting the couple is a great opportunity, the celebrities for the day vying to be captured as a couple. It feels good to see a happy couple together and with the ceremonies as they unfold, you will find a range of emotions. As you capture the big day, it is nice to find a few moments exclusively with the couple to capture them together.
Here are a few tips to photograph the couple.
1. Plan well
The big day needs diligent planning. It is nice to explore the wedding location to figure out a few spots, which will be best to capture the couple exclusively. Timing is a crucial factor, so plan for the ceremony and capturing all that you have discussed with your client and keep your contract handy when planning.
2. Break the ice
Finally when you do find time to capture the couple exclusively, start with breaking the ice by taking some warm-up shots. This will put the couple at ease and soon as they start responding to you, you will find those perfect clicks.
3. Research Facilitates in a big way
It is nice to research the couple to understand their story, it will help you while capturing the moments on the big day and also when you find time to capture them exclusively, the dialog would be more meaningful. Remember to keep researching wedding blogs, articles, watch movies, documentaries and be on a constant lookout for couple poses, new styles trends and you will find that the research will help in a big way in capturing the couple on their special day.
4. A slice of privacy
As a photographer if you wish to capture some intimate shots, then a small slice of privacy away from the wedding group is necessary. You will find the couple opening up and being more relaxed and this will also help you capture a range of emotions.
Depending on the spot you have selected for capturing the wedding couple, you will need to apply techniques to get perfect light conditions. Remember to bounce flash, use fill-flash and reflectors to get the light evenly on the couple. That gives an ethereal feel to the captures and you fill be happy with your clicks.