Choosing the Right Photographer written by roland
One important aspect to consider in choosing a photographer is
a good chemistry between the bridal party and the photographer.
It is helpful if the photographer is has some sense of humor so
everything becomes so enjoyable. These are the unwritten things
that cannot be quantified as people have different personalities.
The photographer should be nice and at the same time knows what
he is doing. You don't want a photographer who is always shouting
in order to take his shots or tells your guests to sit, stand
up, sit for the shots. See if your photographer says "Thank you."
This may be common sense but these little things are important.
Visit your photographer's studio to view his completed works.
By visiting the studio, youi will have a better sense of the
vendor as you can view the equipment, the set up, his completed
works. Make sure that he has a lot of past work as that would
equate to experience.
As to equipment, your photographer must preferably have a "Full
Frame Camera" as they have bigger sensors. That, in my opinion,
is the most important thing that's makes a camera a professional
camera. Full Frame cameras are naturally more expensive than the
prosumer cameras that you can buy in Walmart or BJ's. In fact,
you can only get professional full frame cameras in specialized
photography stores like Adorama, Abe's of Maine, Keh, or directly
to Canon or Nikon itself. Surprizingly, Amazon does carry them
too. Price range for the latest full frame cameras are from $7,000
Bride's Pose Guide written by roland
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As a general rule of thumb, your body or face, or even your eyes
should not look stiff. That means it should be in a slightly diagonal
fashion. A stiff pose would be like an army person standing at
"attention". This is an extreme example of what not to do; Pose
like a log. As a quick good pose move: for your head, slightly
tilt it to the left or right. For your eyes, without moving your
head, look at something object beside you; with a friendly expression
of course. For the body, put the weight of your body on one leg.
If the weight of your body is distributed evenly on both legs,
you will be like in "Attention" position, which you have to avoid.
Here are some standard poses during wedding day
The Whole Wedding Entourage Pose
1) The whole wedding entourage plus the guests. When the newly
marrieds are coming out of the church or ceremony, wedding photographer
stops them at the entrance and make a big crowd.of the entourage
and the guests. Prepare your super wide angle lens as this shot
is hard to have as everybody goes on their own way after this.
General Sequence of Events in a Wedding by roland
Usually, the bride wakes up and go directly to the hair salon.
It is advisable to have a definite appointment with the hair dresser.
Then the bride goes back to the house or hotel where she waould
prepare for the event. This is usully the place where the make-up
lady is. The Wedding photographer arrives around this time. The
photographer usually arrives at the bride's preparation place
around 2 hours be the ceremony starts. The photographer takes
pictures of the bride before she wears her wedding dress, the
bride with her dress laid of the bed, pictures of the bride in
front of a mirror, the bride putting make-up.
The next stage is the ceremony. As photographers, we take pictures
of the father helping the bride go out of the limousine. We
take pictures of the walk of the bridal entourage on the aisle.
After the wedding ceremony, the next stage is the formal photo
shoot. We go to a nice place prefearably with a body of water
or a place with a gazebo. But any nice location is fine. It
is also preferable that the formal photoshoot location is "on
the way" to the reception location. A formal photo shoot takes
around 30 to 45 minutes.
The last stage is the wedding reception. While the photographer
is taking the formal photo shoot, there is a cocktail hour at
the reception venue for the guests. Formal photo shoots can also
be done at the reception venue. Then, the DJ assembles the bridal
party. The DJ makes sure that the list of the names he will call
coincides with the line up of people that will come out. Once
the bridal party is in, the next stage is the First Dance. Read
Great Wedding Ideas from the weddings we covered
Bridal bouquet. All fresh red rose.
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This was from a wedding that was held at the Canoe Ballroom at West
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