It is the heart that matters, and when you find soulmates it is a celebration in itself. Weddings are a celebration, moments packed with rituals, emotions and remembrances. Each couple is special and has their own story. For older couples like any other couple would have their own unique personality. For a wedding photographer, it is a responsibility to understand clients and capture their story and moments as they unfold on the big day. Here are a few tips to photoshoot older couples.
Tips to photoshoot older couples
1. Plan well
Every wedding needs to be treated uniquely and every wedding needs planning. It is best to explore the venue in advance to picture the photoshoot in advance and anticipate the gear, which you would need to pack. Research your clients well, so that you could plan for the best poses and captures which would bring out their personality the best. Some older couples are fun and young at heart, some could be conscious, some would be fit, and some would need support. Research would help you with the planning of the entire photoshoot.
2. Put them at ease
The best captures happen when your clients find connect with you. So try and put the couple at ease. Use humour, just have a striking conversation and you will find them relating to you better and you will find it easier to direct your shots.
3. Capture candid moments
As a photographer you need to just follow your instincts, be alert for the action spilling around. Candid moments make awesome captures, and you wouldn’t wish to miss out on them. So be alert and have fun clicking.
4. Use soft light
You would wish to use soft light for your subjects; this would help with easing out the wrinkles and blemishes. You could also avoid the on-camera flash. Try and look for natural light sources and use them to your best, you will find some perfect clicks.
5. Avoid glares
For older couples there is likelihood that your subjects would be using spectacles. Make sure that you avoid the glare in clicks on the spectacles. Eyes are the soul of a photograph, try and work on your basics and capture the couple in their moments as they unfold.