Details, Details, Details,

You give us those nice bright colors 
You give us the greens of summers 
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah! 
I got a Nikon camera 
I love to take a photograph 
So Mama (and wedding guests) we won't take your Kodachrome away  IF----
You’ll allow us to gently suggest some photography etiquette.

1. Try not to lean out into the center aisle to capture your shot. Or heaven forbid---stand up. We usually have tripods, altar restrictions, and flash issues to work with so we don’t want to zig zag around guests, to get our ceremony shots.

2.    If you come around during wedding party photography we may be using lenses that capture a broad landscape and coming in close may put you in the photo.

3. Please don’t ask the photographer to take one using your camera.  Please.

4. When you see the photographer and videographer fire up their cameras for the electric slide or the cupid shuffle make sure you’re not dancing in front of the bride and groom.

5. If you want a group photo with the bride and groom follow these four simple steps: A. pick a spot B.  gather the group from the bar, bathroom, and dance floor  C. get them posed  D. nab the photographer, groom, and then bride, in that order.

6.     When families are being photographed with small children, it’s ALWAYS a good idea for the adults to keep looking at the camera and smiling, then on the rare occasion when baby stops crying and smiles we’ll shoot the shot and everyone will be happy.  A baby crying in a photo can be somewhat endearing.  Adults making silly faces to get baby to stop crying, not so much.

7. If you want photos from the day, it’s customary to ask for a website to order from. Pick up a business card at the wedding; we’d love to help you shop for pictures.  The bride and groom usually have a honeymoon to go on right after the wedding. 

8. We’ve been paid to capture the shots, it’s your job to help the couple celebrate, and sometimes partying through the lens loses some of the magic.  In the words of John Mayer, “Didn't have a camera by my side this time hoping I would see the world through both my eyes."

9.    Wedding party, MOB, & MOG, should follow the bride and groom’s lead, if they chase seagulls, roll up their pant legs, and wade into the water, go for it.  If they’re hesitant to include the jumping shots it’s all good.  You can jump for joy at your wedding. 

10. Old School photography contracts used to read that no one else was allowed to take pictures during the day.  Oy vay.  Could you imagine the repercussions today?  I guess Kim Kardashian can order no cameras, and no cell phones beyond this point, but most photographers are happy to oblige and love nothing more than documenting every aspect of your day … even guests who can’t help themselves.
You plan it we’ll capture it.  
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1 comment:

cityfarmer said...

my planning days are done ... hallelujah

great post