Special Tips for Taking Beach Wedding Photography
It’s not enough that you have a beautiful beach wedding. It’s also a must to have an excellent photographer to capture this once in a lifetime event so you can relish it forever through the timeless photographs. Here are some tips that you can discuss with your wedding photographer to ensure the best documentation for your big day.
Black and white photography
Talk to your photographer about including some black and white shots of the event. While many parts of the wedding are best captured in festive colors, there are some moments that are better taken in black and white. For instance, dramatic moments like a close up shot of your teary eyed father giving you away to your future spouse or your breathtaking walk down the aisle would look more intense in black and white. Black and white photography would also be ideal if the weather is not that bright and shiny. It would make the photos look atmospheric despite the overcast days instead of looking dull and loom in color.
Right timing and position
Timing is a vital key in wedding photography. Any photographer knows that. It’s essential that you provide the photographer with the program for the event so he/she knows what will happen when it happens. It would be easier for him/her to watch out for those moments that you surely want to be captured if he/she knows how the program is set. It’s also a great idea to have the wedding party sit in front of the sun for the best exposure.
While the bright sun would give the photographer lots of lighting for the photos, it’s a must to remember that too much sunlight can backfire and cast dark shadows on the subjects’ faces. The photographer should make use of a fill flash to ensure that the faces are lit sufficiently to avoid formation of shadows. Ask the photographer about this so you know if he/she is properly equipped with the right flash to use on your special day. You don’t want your guests to be irked because they can’t recognize themselves on the photos.
Capturing the action and drama
There are two things that a photographer must capture in any wedding: drama and action. In beach weddings, there are plenty of action going around—children running around barefoot on the beach, wedding party jumping into the air, or the bride and groom splashing in the waves. Then of course, there’s the drama when the groom and bride make their first kiss or when the groom’s mother cry as she makes her thank you speech. All these should be captured by the photographer and it’s your duty to remind him/her about this.
Who said all the photos in your wedding should be taken by a professional? Put several disposable waterproof cameras on the guests’ tables so they can use these to take photos of the event, of themselves and whatever it is they like to capture. You might be surprised that some of the best photos of your wedding come from these cameras.