Classic Wedding Shots
By Michael Graham
Classic wedding shots revolve around the key moments of the event, such as the bride getting ready, the walk down the aisle, the entrance of the bride and groom into the reception, and the first dance. Find out what makes a wedding photo memorable with advice from a professional photographer in this free video on wedding photography.View Transcript
My name is Michael Graham, and I'm a wedding photographer in Los Angeles and Palm Springs. And in this video we'll be talking about classic wedding shots and what makes them good. So when it comes to classic wedding shots I'm going to start from the beginning of the wedding and give a few examples of what I consider to be classic in wedding shots for me. We obviously are concerned with the details of the bride getting ready. Key shots will be the mother or the you know, sisters seeing the bride dressed up for the first time, the shots of the bride getting dressed, the bride and the bridal party as they're entering the ceremony. And then the key moment will be the groom as he's waiting for the bride especially the moment that he sees the bride for the first time. That's a priceless moment, and I think every professional photographer should know that they need to capture that moment. If they don't, they're not doing a good service for that particular couple. The shots of the faces of the bride obviously as she's seeing the groom for the first time. In the reception, the classy moments will be the entrance of the bride and groom to the reception. The first dance is always a great moment. Other key shots that are very you know, obvious, are obviously the cake cutting, the kisses you know, the bouquet toss. All those are standard shots, probably all photographers would like to have during the reception. The wedding day is such an important day, is such an important occasion that you really don't want to not get the right type of memories from the wedding day. When everything is said and done, you're really left with the photographs from the wedding day for generations to come. So it's very, very that you hire a professional photographer that matches your taste and budget to cover your wedding. I would start the search maybe with collecting some names from friends, and maybe searching on line in your area to see you know, what kind of product offerings people there, out there have. And then I will try and narrow it down based on the images that you get to see from that particular photographer. I also recommend to make sure that you actually view some complete wedding albums of the photographer. Not just sample photos but a couple of complete wedding books. See what the file presentation is. What kind of wedding books they provide? Are they traditional? Are they modern? Do they fit your style as a bride or groom? Those are all key elements I think when hiring photographer. My name is Michael Graham and we are talking about classic wedding shots.
About the Expert
Michael Graham is the owner and founder of Michael Graham Photography in Los Angeles, Calif. Voted among the top-10 best wedding photographers in L.A. by Citysearch.com, Graham's photography philosophy is all about capturing the moments that mean so much to the wedding couple, their families and friends. When Graham photographs a wedding, it's about sensitivity to human emotions and interactions, good intuition to what really matters to the couple, and having a good understanding as to what makes a great photo. His goal is always to create tasteful images filled with emotion -- images that you want to cherish forever.Michael Graham is the owner and founder of Michael Graham Photography in Los Angeles, California. Voted among the top-10 best wedding photographers in LA by Citysearch.com, Graham's photography philosophy is all about capturing the moments that mean so much to the wedding couple, their families, and friends. When Graham photographs a wedding, it's about sensitivity to human emotions and interactions, good intuition to what really matters to the couple, and having a good understanding to what makes a great photo. His goal is always to create tasteful images filled with emotion--images that you want to cherish forever.
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