As a Candid Wedding Photographer, the couple expects you to take shots with raw edge to capture their Dream Wedding.
Currently, very few go for Traditional Photography. The couple and the guest, both don’t want to be lined up like old days but instead want to have fun and live in the moment while you capture that moment for them.
Here are, 20 Things you should do in a Candid Wedding Photography:-
Most crucial factor for Candid Wedding Photography is your location. Position yourself strategically so that you can take the best shots.
Add energy to the shots by clicking pictures where people are in motion. Such pictures are relatable and fun to watch at, rather than boring clicks where one is just staring at the camera.
Remember to turn off the sound of the camera. At times the ‘click’ sound can be distracting and can ruin a beautiful candid moment and shot for you.
You must always be active and ready to capture ; for the entire wedding.
Keep a keen eye out for what is happening around so you can capture a candid moment.
Try to take few shots from the hip i.e 3 feet height as this will make the shot look more candid. For this use wider angle setting of the lens.
Move around your subjects to take different perspective shots. Sometimes a different angle or perspective adds life in a shot.
Keep your camera and equipment ready at all times, so that you are able to shoot at a moment’s notice.
You should prefer to scout through the entire wedding venue to capture random shots from all over.
During the posed photo-shoot of the couple and guests, there are brief moments where they share a glance or have a chit-chat with the guest. You can always turn these moments to your advantage.
Every family has a set of rituals that are unique and authentic. It is imperative that you capture their culture vividly.
Capture group photos, laughing faces and dancing people; having fun and frolic and enjoying the festivity.
Take minute detail shots of bride and groom’s attire like chokers, chuda, lehenga design, jhumka, nose ring, maang tikka, dhoti kurta, bandhgala, turban, kantha, etc.
While the bride or groom is getting ready, you can take casual photos that show their excitement and nervousness, just before the wedding.
Twirling bride is a trend these days. It is the best way to capture the complete look of the bride while she is having fun in her outfit.
You must click whimsical shots of bride and groom with their family or of the bride with the bridesmaid and the groom with his boys. These are the moments that they cherish the most.
Indian weddings are known for the Royal slo-mo entry of the bride. This is where you can get really awesome shots of the bride and the bridesmaid blushing and giggling all the way.
At Vidaai, you can capture the memorable moments that the bride has with her family before leaving. These moments always have a story to tell.
Couples are the most genuine with little kids around. Try to capture these moments as natural and pure as possible.
At times during the hectic rituals of the wedding, you may not get enough candid shots. It’s best to go for post-wedding candid shots as now the couple are more relaxed and are also comfortable with each other.
I hope these tips were beneficial.
At the end the couple and families these days are mostly looking for reportage shots, so that they can say ‘ what a wedding’ !