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Three things photographers forget to do on a wedding day
I’m Miranda Suess, I am a wedding photographer of Suess Moments based in Jersey City, New Jersey, and New York City. This blog is to teach photographers: Three Things Photographers Forget to do on a Wedding Day!
This blog is super helpful for beginner photographers or seasoned photographers who are curious to know what they may forget to do on a wedding day. I know they forget, because I do it, I have done it and I have left feeling guilty on wedding days because I forgot to do it.
It’s not surprising to know that both photographers and videographers are guilty of not making this one a priority or forgetting to document vows/letters.Us photographers/videographers should prioritize documenting vows and letters inside and out. Vows/letters are usually paper copy so I think it’s so important that the are photographed. I good idea for photographers is to add the couple’s rings on the bottom of the vows/letter as part of the detail shots.
Paper copy things could possibly go through fires, water damage, or just get plain lost so if you have a picture; you save the day for your couples.
Adding Loose Flower Petals to Flat lays
I am not preparing my couples before every wedding day by requesting loose flower petals from their florist for flat lay photos. I think detail photos are a game changer to flat lays by adding the loose flower petals to detail photos and it’s something often I have forgotten about. Often times it’s too late on the wedding day to request loose florals because the florist hasn’t arrived yet or prepared a bag for the photographer to use. Detail photos become so much more fun and creatively challenging.
Sometimes that requires the floors to arrive a little bit earlier and have a little bag prepared for when you arrive.
Great Videographer Relationships
Maintaining a good videographer relationship is often overlooked by photographers. Some wedding photographers may think, “oh they (client) paid the most money for the photography…my photography is more of a priority than the video”. For me, I think it’s such a big no-no and it’s something that photographers need to let go of their ego and really make a good relationship with the videographer on the wedding day. They’re working side by side together on wedding days on creative photos or sweet moments. At the end of the day, videographers are going to have footage of you in front of their lens and actually much harder to edit you out. You could possibly “video”-bomb a really important moment and they will have proof of it. You can imagine how this scenario could irritate the videographer and put a sour taste in your relationship.
Some ideas to maintain a great relationship with your videographers
Schedule a call with them a couple of days before the wedding to go over how you work on wedding days and how you guys could work well together things. Mention pros and cons with the past working relationship
As a wedding photographer, I am upfront with my videographers that I sometimes will have tunnel vision. I will go into a hyperfocused creative mindset and I don’t even think about my surroundings or who I am with other than the couple
I request videographers to please say something and don’t worry about being rude. They should speak up before we move on to the next location or another pose. It does not bother me and I want to make sure the videographer is also getting their moment for their film.