HOW TO ORGANISE A BRIDAL SHOOT

AprilSemogan19

A bridal shoot is a great way to express a photographer’s creativity and it is also a great way to show the couple’s personality. Much like the wedding itself, the bridal shoot requires some planning. Here are the steps that even the best wedding photographers in the world use to organise a successful bridal shoot.

HOW TO ORGANISE A

BRIDAL SHOOT


A bridal shoot is a great way to express a

photographer’s creativity and it is also a great

way to show the couple’s personality. Much like

the wedding itself, the bridal shoot requires

some planning. Here are the steps that even the

best wedding photographers use to organise a

successful bridal shoot:


BRAINSTORM FOR A

THEME

Simply making the couple look pretty

in the pictures is not enough. The

pictures, no matter how beautiful, will

look ordinary if there is no theme.

Think of a good idea for a theme, you

can even brainstorm with the couple

during their consultation. Having a

theme makes the shoot easier as well

since you would have a unique, but

consistent idea where the photos you

take can revolve around. Your theme

can be based on a colour scheme,

pattern, and many more.


ESTABLISH YOUR

GOALS

You should establish what the photos

are meant to do. Based on your

theme, would you like the on-lookers

to feel mesmerised? Does the couple

want people to have a good laugh

while still appreciating the fact that

they are getting married? Having a

clear vision of your goals will help you

conceptualise. This will also help

manage the expectations of

everyone who is involved.


LOOK FOR A LOCATION

AND SECURE IT

This is where the theme comes handy,

with the theme in mind, look for a

location. Does the couple want a

zombie-themed photoshoot? Do they

want a fairytale-like album? Look for

a location that can capture the

theme. Also, make sure that you

secure the place. Make the necessary

reservations. You need to make sure

that the venue is available before

planning more of the shoot.


PREPARE A LIST OR A

VISION BOARD

Now that you have a theme, a goal

and a venue, you need to narrow

down the focus. The best wedding

photographers would not have a

shoot that is all over the place. Find

some inspiration photos and decide

on your props. Of course, it would be

great if you could get the insights of

the couple. Maybe they have a

special prop that has a significant

meaning to them that they would like

to include in the bridal shoot.


SET THE DATES FOR

MEETINGS AND

SHOOTS

It is common knowledge that

weddings are extremely hard to plan.

The couple may be busy running

around trying to plan everything that

would go down on their special date.

It is important that you set up a

schedule with them for meetings and

shoots. Meetings before the shoot

are also important because this is

your chance to make sure that you

and the couple are on the same

page.


WORK ON THE DETAILS

AND PROPS

Now, you need to make sure that the

details and the props are available. It

should be clear who will be bringing

which items. It would be a very

confusing shoot if everyone comes in

empty-handed. Will there be flowers?

Who is in charge of bringing them?

Has the couple hired a makeup artist

for the shoot or would they like you to

recommend them one? This should all

be finalised before the day of the

shoot.


like the best wedding

SCHEDULE THE SHOOT

Time flies fast when you are having

fun. Time is also fast when you are

busy. You do not want to shoot in a

rush. Schedule your shoot and

everything that needs to be done on

the day. This includes hair and

makeup, fixing and getting the props

ready and taking the pictures. Just

photographers in Sydney do, its

important to set everything properly.


FINALLY, SHOOT!

When everything has been said and

planned, all there is left to do is

shoot! Make sure that you bring spare

shoes, water, snacks, camera,

memory card, batteries, etc. Also, do

not forget your list of pictures and

ideas.

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