There are so many different styles of wedding photography, that it pays to get to know yourself and what you will want when you are out in the marketplace looking for that perfect wedding photographer for your wedding or other large and important event. There are just as many different wedding poses and photos that can be taken during the wedding as well as the whole day leading up to the wedding and the reception and after party. It makes the job of the wedding photographer so much easier to have a better idea of what you are looking for and the style of posed and candid wedding photographs that you are looking for. So it makes sense to know what you want before you go into your wedding day. You can take the time to interview the wedding photographer with some ideas of what you want in mind, or you can spend the days before your wedding coming up with a shot list that you can give to the photographer on the day of the wedding. Regardless of how you get to it, you really should have a better idea of what you want. In order to help you along that road, we have teamed up with Irving Photography to come up with a list of things that you should request from the wedding photographer on your wedding day. These are the most commonly requested wedding poses, and they are photos that you are going to want in your history as you go through your marriage together, and as you think about family and friends.
1. Formal Family Shot. Always make sure that you take the time to get the formal family shot. You have no idea when all the family members will be together again, and if you have both sides of the family there at the wedding, it may never happen again. You also never know how long you will have all those family members of all generations. So it will become incredibly important to you in the future to be sure you have captured a shot with the whole family.
2. Individual Couple Shot. You are going to have a lot of photos with a lot of people, so make sure that you plan for the shot that you want with your spouse. Moments go so quickly on a wedding day, so it is important to take the time to plan out those private couple shots. Do you want the flowers in the photo, looking at each other, a kiss? Be sure that you have thought about it and captured that on the list of shots to get.
3. Candids. You will want to remember all the friends who were at your wedding to celebrate with you, so the more candids that you can get the better. You are going to want to see all those fun and happy moments that happened while you were busy greeting guess or cutting the cake. Be sure to have your photographer work the crowd and get those candids of your friends enjoying your wedding.