1.Avoid using Plastics on Stage
We reach out for Plastics all the time. They are accessible, and they are multipurpose. At weddings we have seen Plastic Cups being used as gap fillers for a lot of things. Kumkum, Santhanam, Rose water, plain water, flowers.. plastic cups all over because they are just about convenient. Agreed. But weddings are also aesthetic, and plastic cups are anything but aesthetic. Their color is unnatural, and their texture in photographs stands out odd, and tip of the iceberg- they don’t look traditional. A little extra effort to avoid using plastics on stage would work magic in all your wedding pictures.
Pro-Tip: Using brass/silver makes your traditional wedding stage look top notch and classy. Added bonus is some completely non-intrusive blended pictures that go well with the theme and mood of the wedding.
2.The problem of Milk Packets / Paper Cups
This might sound absolutely ridiculous, but we have seen this in most weddings, and as photographers we definitely have a huge problem with this: Milk is an integral part of any wedding ritual. And most times, the packets are stocked up near the stage and each packet is painstakingly unpacked, and the milk is directly poured from the packet. PLEASE HAVE THE MILK GO THROUGH A VESSEL, PRETTY PLEASE. Vessels are good, vessels are shot friendly, vessels add a great touch to your already made up beautiful stage color. Please use vessels for milk no?
3.Clean up the Stage
We understand that it is difficult to constantly keep an eye out on the aesthetic look of the Wedding Stage, but some clean-up checks before the bride and groom arrive on the wedding stage will definitely add up to a ‘complete’ photo album. Textile covers strewn over a huge distraction. Cardboard boxes, empty bags and random plastic covers could be well avoided. It’s those small things that matter, doesn’t it?
4.Couple Shoot and the Associated Problems
Every reception/wedding event stretches to a minimum of 4-5 hours. The bride and the groom are exhausted by then, and it would be completely atrocious of us photographers to request a couple photo-shoot right after the event. For one, the make up gets botched due to over exposure to light, and general fatigue that is typical to a wedding. A couple photo-shoot right after that most times turns out to be a bad idea. We recommend that you get ready an hour before the event, and spare us sometime for the photo-shoot. Trust us, we understand how important the wedding event is, but you also want your wedding album to be flawless, and an hour’s effort would do awesome every time you peek into your wedding album. 🙂
5.Help us click a Perfect Family Portrait
The reception arena is crowded. People are queuing up to wish you and your family. It is going to be extremely tough for us to click Family Portraits. Clicking Family Portraits after the reception is also problematic. Guests are leaving. Guests are eating. It becomes imperative for your respective families to be with the relatives. The best option would be to shoot for Family Portraits right before the reception. Your family is also fresh out of the make-up room, and so are you. Spare some time for us, inform your respective families about the shoot and keep your guests off stage just for a little while. We will make sure that we click a timeless Family Portrait for you. And we will also give you a rock-star badge for achieving this feat of summoning all your family in one shot before the reception. It’s monumental!
6.Do not Hire two Photography Teams
The problem with human beings is that they like to compete when there is an opposite group to compete with. Competition is good, but gamble is not. Two different photography teams come with two different schools of thought, and the Wedding vision is completely different. Team 1 would want to take Shot A from one angle, and Team 2 would want to take the same shot from the different, and boom, there is a clash. The problem here will be that most times, the output of both the teams is affected since both the teams are working on outdoing each other, and that’s not how weddings are shot.
7.Arrange for a Queue Organizer
Please. This will be helpful just for the photographers but for just about everyone who is attending your Wedding. Indian Wedding Reception Queues are the stuff of Guinness record. They are merciless, long, sweaty and cluttered. An Organizer to coordinate and keep the queue orderly would be the need of the reception hour. The onstage pictures would be perfect, everyone gets to be shot, and the Photographer’s life is also made easy.
Requesting your Bridal Make-up artist to come to the Wedding Hall is better than you travelling over to the parlor. This will save some travelling time, touch-up won’t be a problem, and for us photographers, it will be a respite since we can plan for the photo-shoot accordingly.
The bane and boon of Mobile phones is that everyone gets to become the photographer. It is a major nuisance for us photographers when the Guests also compete with us in trying to click the pictures. Much as the light, the decor, and the angle is important for us, it is also imperative the Photographers are not disturbed by Guests who at every opportunity try to click a picture at the cost of the Photographer’s space. We are doing our best to recreate the memories and moments of your Wedding. It would be awesome if your organizer also kept a tab on guests intruding the Photographer’s shots. You could politely tell your guests that you would be more than happy to share your wedding pictures with them. 🙂
10.Live Your Moment
And don’t be photo conscious. A good photographer will be definitely able to capture you in all your glory, trust them on it, and enjoy your wedding moments. Don’t fret over photographs, because you deserve no less than the best. Have fun!
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