PLANNING: Schedule Time in Your Wedding Day for Couple Shots and Candid Formals

June 28, 2010 ,
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There’s just something about these sweet photographs that really bring to mind just how important it is to make time for “couple shots” in your busy wedding day schedule.  Before you set the timeline, we suggest you speak at length with your photographer on what they NEED to get the photos you’ve hired them for!  For instance, some photographers request an hour or 90 minutes of time to shoot the bride and groom interacting together – once they’re dressed!  Not after the ceremony.  Other photographers may ask for two solid hours of time or a fast 45 minutes.  Point it, ASK.   The photographs of the two of you are personal, intimate photographs that are crucial in telling the story of your wedding day.  Just like the wedding in general, YOU determine the style and mood of how the day is portrayed.  If posed and formal photography is your thing, by all means, embrace it with gusto!  If you prefer an edgy, fashion-based photographic style, we’re certain there’s a photographer out there for you.  Like most couples, Jennifer and Andrew understood that storytelling might cross over into every imaginable style to reflect the various aspects of the weddng day as it unfolded.   The ending result was an accurate depiction of where they came from and who they are as a couple –  playful, loving and passionate.

Photos courtesy of Phil Kramer


From the moment the photographer arrived at her home, Jennifer allowed enough time, space and freedom to capture her as she got ready for the day.  That included capturing the hustle and bustle of hair and makeup as it happened, the details of her gown, shoes and jewelry, as well as slipping on the gown itself.  When you spend a year or more carefully (and emotionally) selecting these personal items it’s got to be thoroughly photographed!   Then there’s the traditional “I’m getting MARRIED!” shots, the sexy fashion poses, etc.

Who knew an old car could be such a fabulous prop?

Of course, once Jen and Andrew were together, it was easy to photograph their wonderful chemistry!  They weren’t afraid to climb on stone walls either!

Later in the evening, thinking the photographer had already left, the couple was caught enjoying a passionate moment to themselves.   By this time, Jen had changed into her second wedding gown, a fun mini dress covered in white ostrich feathers!


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