We all love a list, and there will be a few more to come on our blog/journal. So let’s start this going with my Top 5 Asian wedding photography tips:
- Plan, Plan, Plan: Have a clear and defined schedule of your day. I encourage the couples I work with to start sketching out their schedule, this ensures that there is a level of order to the day which helps me get clear defined photographs, rather than trying to second guess what’s happening next and photograph a lovely wedding story.
- Have a shot list: As wedding photographers, yes we are amazing, and we do our best to produce awesome wedding photos, but we are not mindreaders, and we cannot second guess your exact requirements. Once my clients have booked and confirmed their wedding date with me, we set aside a couple of appointments to discuss the wedding plans, and within that, we have a very long conversation about shot lists. I have a gauge of what I need to capture, to tell the story. However, I still have a conversation about shot with the bride and groom, just to make sure we are on the same page and ask for their specific requirements, and then things like these get mentioned. “ohh my uncle from Canada is coming to the wedding, I need a picture of him” and “can you take a picture of the menu cards, my nieces made those”
- Rehearse the key moments of the day. This is common practice at church weddings, where the vicar, walks the couple and family through a practice ceremony so they know what to expect on the day, where people should stand etc. In an ideal world, everyone who is planning an Asian wedding would do this. The rehearsal is important for the key moments so that they are the ones that stay in the wedding book, walking down the aisle, flower girls throwing petals, The wedding ceremony, etc. These if not rehearsed can look messy.
- Keep the family portraits session short, simple so you can focus on having a good time, and making memories, and not just sit on a stage for 4 hours. One of the key focuses of my time on the wedding day is looking for those little stories that make up your wedding. Yes, the “formals” are important too but do you really need 40 group shots. My recommendation to my clients is to-do the key immediate family shots, then do a BIG group shout with all the guests.
- Have fun. The wedding is a celebration for you to enjoy yourself, so hand over the management of the wedding to someone you can trust on the day. Ideally, a wedding planner who will keep things running smoothly, that was this frees you up to enjoy the day, and to enjoy your hard work in putting the wedding together.
Follow these top 5 Asian wedding photography tips, and I am sure your photographer will deliver you some great wedding pictures. To find out about availability for your wedding date, and to find out more about y services please use the contact form to book a photography advice session or call 07949 250 660.