Lakeland wedding videography and photography can be a challenge because it is the professional’s responsibility to capture the best moments and emotions in this special event.
This is a one-time event that will never happen again for this couple so you have to be on your toes and prepared to immortalize all the visuals that will define this moment. There is very little room for error when it comes to wedding photography.
Here are some of the most important tips we have collected about wedding videography and photography:
Get a second shooter
You may not think that it is important but it is vital for every event to have a backup videographer and photographer just in case the primary one comes unprepared or gets into a situation that will affect his ability to render his services to your event.
Your backup doesn’t need to be someone who’s super popular in the field. Even a semi-professional will do as long as he has the right equipment and he knows what his role is going to be.
Come prepared with good equipment
Always come to the event on time and with your equipment ready to go. Charge all batteries related to the equipment you are going to use and make sure that all are in good working condition.
There is nothing worse than realizing your equipment is not working and you have to find another one before the event begins.
Plan your shots
List down the shots you want to take accordingly. You have to have visited the venue before and met the couple previously so you will have an idea what shots they want and how to execute it in their chosen venue.
Planning your shots will help you not miss anything important such as the father seeing the bride for the first time in her wedding gown and the mother smiling lovingly to the bride’s eyes as she helps her daughter with her veil.
Know who and what shots to take
Ask the couple who are the most important people they want to capture on film. You may also ask them which moments are especially important for them so you can prepare to capture those.
Don’t forget to capture the little intimate moments that actually define a wedding. You may think that a groom tying his laces is nothing but this moment actually shows this man preparing to marry someone and promise to spend the rest of his life with her.