Telling A Story With Your Pictures
Your job as a wedding photographer is to do more than take the picture of the bride and groom as they turn to face their friends and family. You are the person who gets to tell the story. Nobody hires a wedding writer. To give your story more depth, shoot wide, medium and close up shots. This will give your wedding album texture and more meaning. Look around you at all times to find decorative and informative items to photograph. What color are the bridesmaids dresses? Look for more of that color and find ways to add it to your pictures. Look around for the themes that are predetermined and others present themselves. You can create your own themes by taking a series of pictures with those in the wedding party doing the same thing. For example, you can take photos of everyone with balloons from the ceremony. Find candle lights and flowers and look for ways to add them to the foreground or background. The wedding dress can be a character in this story as well. Detail shots add texture and help to set the mood of the story you are crafting.