Every so often I get asked about a particular photograph and how it was achieved…and I’m always happy to share! In this series, I will tell you what I did to pose the scene or if no posing was required, my camera settings and any other important info that helped me capture that image. Let’s call it a photo recipe!
Now of course, I have to provide a little disclaimer here – because there really isn’t a foolproof “recipe” for any particular image. Many times it depends on the lighting in the room, the candid moment itself or an unexpected angle I caught last minute – but for the most part, this series will cover the main points on a few of my favorite images.
In case you missed the previous recipes here are the links:
One of the most enjoyable parts of the wedding day is my interaction with the couple when they are together with their bridal party! Since this group is usually comprised of the bride and groom’s best friends, close family and other special people in their lives – the vibe and overall energy is one of great joy, excitement and can get very LOUD…even more so with large groups, LOL.
When photographing large groups, there are a couple quick tips I’d like to share:
My settings for the image below were:
24-70 2.8 lens at 45mm
“Look at each other” pose 😉
For the walking shot, I always remind them to not get too far apart from each other and walk towards me while talking and chit chatting with one another:
I used the fire truck as some sitting areas and had a couple of the fellas kneel in front to give dimension to this awesome bridal party:
Hope you enjoyed this post and found it informative!
Let me know what you think of this series and if there’s any favorite image you would like me to break down for my next Photo Recipe post!
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