We make wedding photoshoot fun and easy. NYC wedding photography.
You’ve got the dress, the venue, and the guests. Now it’s time to think about your wedding photoshoot. We will help you plan your perfect day with tips on how to make sure that no detail is overlooked. And don’t forget about us! We’ll be there documenting every moment so that when you look back on your big day years later, you’ll have all of these beautiful photos forever. Here are some things to consider when planning your wedding photoshoot:
When is the best time to do a wedding photoshoot?
There is no right or wrong time to do a wedding photoshoot. It all depends on what your needs and wants are.
What time of year are you getting married? Is it summer, fall, or winter?
Are you planning to have your wedding indoors or outdoors? What is the weather like for that day?
How long will you be in the location for your photoshoot? Will there be enough time for them to capture at least 3 different looks and locations if needed (because some brides need a lot of photos!)
How To Save Money On Wedding Photography?
If you’re on a budget and looking for ways to save money on your wedding photography, there are several things you can do. The first is to ask a friend or family member if they would be interested in doing the job for free. If you don’t have anyone who can help out, then consider hiring a professional photographer who is willing to negotiate their fee with you. You may be surprised at how much negotiation might help lower your costs!
Another way to save money on marriage photography is by getting married on a weekday rather than on weekends. Weddings during weekends tend to cost more as they often involve extra staff such as catering personnel, musicians, or photographers (if it’s not included in the package). Locate a venue that offers photography packages. You’ll receive an affordable all-in-one wedding photo album.
When Should I Book A Wedding Photographer?
When should you book your photographer? The sooner the better. We have a fixed pricing system that makes it easy for everyone to budget their wedding photography, but if you wait too long, it can get very expensive.
We also recommend getting quotes from 3 or 4 photographers so you can compare prices and quality before deciding on one. In general, we find that clients are happiest when they book early and are more likely to get everything they want to be included in their package at no extra cost.
Develop Your Shot List you want to capture.
Developing your shot list will help you to plan your wedding day. Decide what you want to include in the wedding photography, and also what you don’t want to include.
For example, if there are any elements at the ceremony (e.g., flowers) that you don’t want to be included in your photos, make sure to let us know beforehand so we can avoid them during our coverage of the event. It is also important for us as photographers to know where everyone is going to be during this time so we can prepare ourselves accordingly when it comes time for those shots!
Also, keep in mind when deciding on locations for photo shoots whether or not they will be accessible by car or foot only; this could affect how early/late it would need us there before/after an event takes place at its location.”
Scout the location
Scouts are the backbone of our business. These are photographers who scour New York and surrounding areas for the best locales for your wedding, engagement, or family photos. They’re trained to find hidden gems that you may have never known about, to scout out locations with great lighting and backgrounds that complement your style – all while keeping an eye out for privacy issues (you don’t want people peering over fences at your shoot), parking availability, security, weather conditions and more.
Wedding Ceremony Photo Checklist
If you’re going to hire a wedding photographer, it’s important to know what you want. The photographer should be able to capture all the important moments at your ceremony, including:
- Bride and groom.
- Family members.
- Bridal party members (maid/matron of honor, flower girls).
- Guests attending the ceremony — we suggest approximately 250 guests or less per hour so that they can move throughout the space without feeling crowded or rushed.
We will also be taking photos of:
- Ceremony details like flowers and decorations on tables; if there are any special flowers in attendance (e.g., peonies), let us know! This includes the first kiss after exchanging rings as well as any other symbolic touches during your ceremony.
Formal Wedding Photo Checklist
- Bride’s Attire.
- Groom’s Attire.
- Wedding Party Attire.
- Ceremony Venue and Reception Venue (Shooting location).
- Ceremony Details (Flowers, tables, centerpieces, etc.) -If your parents or friends are helping out with the wedding planning: Ask them to get in touch with me so we can discuss getting your photos done on the same day as theirs. This way I can make sure that everything flows smoothly and that there won’t be any delays or issues during our sessions. If you’re doing it all yourself: Great! As long as we have a few weeks in advance I’m usually able to book any date/time combination you’d like.
The Walk Down the Aisle
When you’re walking down the aisle, there will be a moment when you and your groom have a few seconds alone. That is when we can capture some of our favorite images of your wedding day. Your bridesmaids should be right behind you so they are in place when you reach the end of the aisle, and everyone else should be at their seats by then too.
Make sure that we have plenty of time to take pictures before things get started so we don’t miss anything!
Unique Wedding Photography Ideas
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- Unique Wedding Photo Shoot Locations.
- Unique Wedding Party Groupings.
- Unique Wedding Shoes and Dresses (for the bride, groom & guests).
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Check out our candid first look of the gorgeous bride and bouquet from the first kiss!
The bride and groom kiss. The bride and groom with the wedding party. The bride and groom with the parents. The bride and groom with the grandparents. The bride and groom with the children, if any. You get the idea! We work with each couple to help them create a list of photos that they would like us to capture on their wedding day, but we always make sure to take some candid shots as well!
This is one such example of a candid first-look photo that we love because it shows how much fun everyone had at this particular moment in time!
Traditional Wedding Party Groupings
The traditional wedding party groupings are:
- the groom and best man.
- the bride and bridesmaids.
- mother of the bride and mother of the groom (often one will stand at an angle so they can both be included in a single photo, like this)
- flower girl and ring bearer (the two children hand out flowers or hold up their respective items)
Popular wedding photo shoot locations
When it comes to choosing the best wedding photo shoot locations, your options are endless.
Here are some of the most popular locations:
- Ceremony site.
- Reception location.
- Wedding party members’ houses (for the bouquet toss and garter toss).
- Outdoor locations.
- Wedding venue.
The Wedding Shoes and Dress
The Bride’s Dress and Shoes
The groom should wear a suit, and tie. (If you’re looking for help with that, we have some great tips.) The bride should wear something pretty, with heels or flats and a gorgeous wedding dress.
The Bridesmaids’ Dresses
Make sure your bridesmaids are dressed in colors that match the wedding theme. They can also be fun with accessories like hats or shoes! For example, if you’re having a beach wedding you could get them all to wear flip-flops or straw hats depending on what sort of style you’re going for!
The Groomsmen’s Suits
The groomsmen will all need their suits but it does not have to be identical as long as it matches the groom’s suit reasonably well so he doesn’t feel outshone by his friends when all together at the end of the ceremony before heading into the reception area where drinks will surely flow freely throughout the night!
The First Dance
The first dance is the most important part of the wedding reception. It’s a time for you and your partner to share an intimate moment, and an opportunity to make a lasting impression on your guests. The first dance is also a great way to get your guests involved in the celebration!
You may think that this moment will pass quickly, but it’s easy for things like bad lighting or poor timing by photographers who don’t know what they’re doing to ruin this special moment. If you want quality shots of your first dance at your wedding reception, we recommend hiring experts who understand lighting techniques that work best when photographing couples on stage at nightclubs (or similar venues). You can help protect your most important wedding photo ideas and print them for everlasting memories for you. Our wedding albums are the best way to capture the moments of your day.