After years of shooting hundreds of outdoor bridal photos, I wanted to get back to the basics of true portraiture.
If you open up any bridal magazine, you’ll see page after page of ads from various dress makers, jewelers, etc. Those ads are often times what brides will use as inspiration to go out and buy a particular dress or product. Imagine if you can easily craft high quality portraits, similar to what they are seeing in magazines?
Part of the struggle of wedding photography is finding the right background, however there are several options to choose from. Here you will find a few tips to help you discover what background works best for the day.
If you’re already in the wedding photography business, offering the addition of photo booth services is a great way to add some additional revenue. Photo booths also give you a chance to be more flexible with creative shots and the ability to capture some fun candids.
Are you a wedding photographer heading to WPPI Online next month? Watch Miguel Quiles Photography demonstrate shooting bridal portraits in a modern style like these in our expo booth on March 3rd!
Last month we asked… “What advice can you offer to another photographer just starting out in wedding photography?” We wanted YOUR best tips to share with our followers! Here are some of our favorite, most valuable tips we received:
You are going to spend at least twice as much time, if not more, not only preparing for the wedding day, but also doing the necessary post-production work. Sorting through the digital files, doing color correction, editing, and uploading to a website is going to take up a lot of your time after the wedding.
Nervous? You should be. It’s a big day for you too! Butterflies are a part of the day for you as well as the bride and groom. But you are prepared. You know all the ins and outs of the ceremony and reception site and where the bathrooms are, and that is a very important detail!
Nothing beats preparation. Sometime during the week leading up to the wedding, call the bride and groom and take a few minutes with them to go over the details of the day. You want them to give you two things: a list of all the people who will be part of the family photos and an itinerary of the day’s activities, including timing, locations, and contact information for each of them and their other vendors.
Every client has a number in mind. If you ask them how much they want to spend, they will say they don’t know. They know. If you say “six thousand dollars,” they might recoil in horror. If you then say “three thousand dollars” and they don’t, you can then start to zero in on what that number looks like and from there you can explain options to them.