I think every wedding photographer should have a “shot list” a week before their wedding session. I also believe it is very important to have a conversation with your clients about specific images and “their must-have shots” outside of your must-have shots. This helps set the expectations and clear up any confusion post-event as well. Read More “The Must-Have Shots on Your Wedding Day – Part 1”
You’ve read all of the must-have shots leading up to your big moment (if you haven’t seen it yet, catch up here!). Now we come to the ceremony. I get as many details of the site as possible.
While my husband and I love to look at our wedding album and re-live those moments we shared with family and friends on that day, we have one regret: we opted not to have engagement photos made. I know! A wedding photographer who didn’t have an engagement session! Who am I?!
I think out of all the questions I receive from the photography community, the ‘Jenn, how do you get those natural smiles from children’ one pops up the most.
My philosophy when filming children is quite simple:
1. To capture natural smiles you have to genuinely make children laugh and show them the way to fun.
2. Children are just smaller versions of ‘us.’ So treat them with the respect they deserve, don’t patronize or talk down to them and they will reward you by letting you in.
3. Keep it moving to capture natural smiles. Attention spans will wane quickly.
Let’s dig a bit deeper…