Classic formals to whacky candids
Not all couples want their preparations photographed. For those that do there is a wide range of subject matter and can include makeup, hair, dressing, flowers, family, venue, arrivals etc. This can include any shot taken before and up to the beginning of the ceremony.
This is looked apon as the serious business end of the occasion, but my experience tells me it can also be a happy, joyful and even amusing episode in the day.
After the ceremony
Traditionally the posed family shots are taken at this time, but this depends on the venue, weather, logistics and the preferences of the Bride and Groom. Many of these images can be taken any time after the ceremony and at any location chosen by the wedding couple.
The Bride & Broom
There has to be images of the bride and groom and I make sure there are plenty taken throughout the day. These may include formal, informal and candid photographs, but I always like to include some natural romantic images of the couple if requested and this can be done away from the crowds, even at a different location if necessary.
So much can happen at the reception, speeches, cutting the cake, toasting, games and general frolicking, all providing plenty of opportunities for some cracking pictures.
My whole day weddings generally include covering the evening celebrations. This often means more new guests arriving, the first dance, dance floor activities and maybe some unscheduled performances by the guests!