Here are a few more tips in the series from the leading Essex wedding photographers
Wedding Photography Tip No. 21 Chat to the Vicar
This is SO important. Most churches have rules about different aspects of wedding photography. Most won’t allow you to use a flash and why would you? Some vicars don’t allow photography at all. Some will also not allow confetti to be thrown in the church grounds. It can be a proverbial minefield so the best bet is to talk your plans over with the vicar beforehand. After all, he is the main man in the church thus it’s best not to upset the boss.
Wedding Photography Tip No. 22 Tools of the trade
Great wedding photographs don’t just happen. With this in mind, always remember to take along a few items to pep up the wedding photographs. An ornate hanger will make the dress look better rather than if a wire hanger is used. Also, use the boxes the rings came in as a prop. An empty picture frame is a bit quirky but looks good with a bride in it. A nice white parasol is one of my favourites.
Wedding Photography Tip No. 23 Be quiet
Can you imagine, the bride is about to say I DO, and you fire your camera shutter and the noise goes around the church like the hammers of hell. Yes, it does happen. It is also more likely to happen if you shoot in continuous mode. In a quiet church this can sound like a wave artillery opening up in the last war. I once owned a Bronica S2A medium format camera and used it in St Paul Cathedral. The shutter sounded like a shotgun. Thus make sure your camera is operating in quiet mode if it has one or find a camera body that does.
More wedding photography tips in our next blog.