Prepare for the guests
arriving. Check exposure and if you are
using fill-in flash set
appropriate values on auto flash setting. Set daylight exposure on
appropriate spot to photograph
the guests as they arrive.
the guests full length, however if you are stuck with
background, three-quarter length is often more
Groom, Best Man and
On their arrival, greet Groom
and Best Man. Congratulate him, tell him how smart he looks, he'll probably
be a little nervous and
will appreciate the compliment.
Explain to the Best
Man where you intend to shoot the
wedding and ask him to inform the rest of the Bridal party. This
simple instruction can prevent possible confusion
The Bridesmaids should arrive
next - take one full length and one three-quarter length of them, and one
portrait of the Maid/Chief
When the Bridal car arrives,
ask Bride and Father to remain seated, you should compliment her at this
point, it will help
Take a flash shot
inside the car then ask Father to step outside the car and take
his daughter's hand as if helping her out of car.
Take another shot of Bride and
Father standing outside
the car, and then
approaching the church entrance.
A shot of Bride and Father
with Best Maid/Chief Bridesmaid and Best Man in the church doorway could also be
You should also take one of
the Bride and her Father at the church entrance. Take a shot of Best
Maid/Chief Bridesmaid attending to the Bride, you should work
quickly at this point.
Leave the front of the church and
take up position to shoot the Bridal party arriving at the top of the
When photographng a wedding,
the above routine will more often than not be the correct and