Jun 26, 2018 | By: Memories by Maryanne Photography
As a longtime wedding photographer in the Houston area, I've learned so much about the actual wedding day, itself, that you absolutely have to be on top of.
Let me first state that for any given wedding that I have the pleasure of photographing, I always attempt to include a portrait session with the bride and/or groom before the actual wedding day. This allows for a more leisurely session, and a wonderful occasion to get to know the couple or bride much better. I feel this is very important. Why? Because most brides are going to prefer a photographic style, as well as particular poses, for herself (and others) that until she sees (of herself) she won't realize. You can Pinterest Board 100's of images that you love...but until you see yourself in that pose/ in that setting / in that style/ in that lighting...you really don't know what you prefer. This is also the time when I, the photographer, can take time to be creative. I can create those beautifully lit, perfectly posed portraits that will hang for years in your home.
That being said, the wedding day is a bit different. My perspective and priority is "NOT to miss the shot"! This seems like a simple concept, but it is one that will keep you constantly on your toes! From a photographer's perspective, you really couldn't have many other variations in lighting, white balance, depth of field, or posing, than you have during any given wedding day. You're outside / inside / incandescent lighting / LED lighting / studio lighting / individual posing / group posing / action shots / and on and on.
You have to know your equipment and know exactly which camera/lens/light combo is going to serve you best, at a moment's notice throughout your day! That's quite a bit to wrap your head around when you're already running around all day. But, that's the bottom line, if you're going to be a successful wedding photographer.
I love every wedding that I photograph! Just the wonderfully happy occasion, gets me so excited to capture every moment for my bride and groom, and their families! This wonderful, candid photograph that accompanies this post says it all...BE READY and DON'T MISS THE SHOT!