Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting the bridal party, part of Wedding Photography for Everyone: Fundamentals.
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Often before the ceremony you have the opportunity to photograph the bride and the bridesmaids,…and the groom and the groomsmen.…Well, here what I want to do is talk about how we can photograph the bride and her bridesmaids,…and why these pictures are important.…At a wedding, typically you invite and bring together those people who are most important…to you, and when it comes to bridesmaids, these are the bride's best and closest friends,…often it includes family members.…So, how can we start to capture images which somehow capture the energy and excitement…and closeness of this group?…Let's look at a few photographs that I think will help raise a few points which will help…us create and capture better bride and bridesmaids photographs.…
The first picture that I want to show you here is of a bride and her maid of honor,…they were having a lot of fun and they love being photographed.…At one point I handed them one of my cameras, and they started capturing a few photographs of themselves.…The reason why I want them to include these pictures is because I think it illustrates…
Chris Orwig has been in exactly this position, and in this course, he shares his experiences and creative insights, all liberally illustrated with examples from weddings that he has photographed. The course begins with details on preproduction—your gear and equipment decisions and the importance of talking to the bride and groom about their goals for your photographs. It also explores some key strategies for documenting the ceremony and the celebration afterwards. Lastly, Chris reviews some postproduction strategies for enhancing your images and delivering them to the happy couple.