So why did I shoot a beach wedding? Many photographers support themselves with portrait photography. It pays the bills. It's a challenge, it's fun and people are endlessly interesting. Luckily, I'm retired and I don't need to do portraits. But... I'm finding out about the fun. And I'm learning a lot about photography as I do it!
The photographs are my wedding gift to the bride and groom.
~ Know the sequence of events of the ceremony.
~Who is in the wedding party? Who is family?
~Familiarize yourself with the location and plan your shots.
~If it's a large wedding you will need two people with cameras.
~Pray for overcast skies or at least lots of clouds, no sun (white dresses and sun don't get along)
~Indoors? Learn to use your flash well!
~Ask the bride what she wants and how close to them you can get.
~Look at lots of photos online for inspiration.
It was great and I had a wonderful time capturing their special moments. The best part is that they love the photos!