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Wedding Portraits Sequence, Question????

 
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Aug 15, 2012 11:39 |  #1

What sequence do you shoot immediately after a wedding? I have a wedding this weekend and I'm trying to organize the sequence. There will be some portrait types of the Bride and Groom saved for last, of course.

The question is whether you do the larger family/group shots first or whether you do the smaller or individuals first, such as flower girl, ring bearer, Bride/Bridesmaids, Groom/Groomsmen, etc

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Aug 15, 2012 11:43 |  #2

Always do things involving the kids first. I then start with the biggest most inclusive group shot, then start dismissing the people that dont fit in the mix as I go. By the time we get to the bride and groom's portraits we have fewer people milling around providing distractions.




  
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Aug 15, 2012 15:26 |  #3

Shots with children and old people should be first so they can be excused. Ideally, you want to do at least the bride with bridesmaids and groom with groomsmen PRE-ceremony so you can save some time.


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Aug 15, 2012 16:39 as a reply to  @ auroraskye's post |  #4

Thanks for the suggestions.

I'd love to get the Bride with Bridesmaids prior to the wedding but don't think time will allow. Most ceremonies I've attended, the Bride is always pressed for time anyhow.

I could however get some of the Groom and Groomsmen though. That would be good.

Just as a side note, do y'all shoot "evaluative" or "center weighted"? I assume evaluative due to the typical high contrast between the Bride and Groom. This will be my first wedding since going digital so that's an option I didn't have prior...

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Aug 15, 2012 17:56 |  #5

I shoot in evaluative, though for me, because I shoot in Manual mode, this only has relevance for how my camera is metering--and I definitely do read (and interpret) the metering from time to time.

Similar to what others above suggest, I start with the largest group, move to families (kids first); I dismiss them and do the fun shots with the bridal party; and then I have the B+G alone for a good half hour.



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Aug 15, 2012 20:22 |  #6

If you haven't already, I'd suggest you ask the couple to create a list of all the groups they'd like photos of then ask them to nominate a family member or friend who can round people up and get the group photos moving along.

And I agree, start with the kids, seniors, big groups first.

Hope that helps :)


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Aug 15, 2012 20:38 |  #7

Grandparents first


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Aug 15, 2012 22:22 as a reply to  @ scorpio_e's post |  #8

Just as a side note, do y'all shoot "evaluative" or "center weighted"? I assume evaluative due to the typical high contrast between the Bride and Groom. This will be my first wedding since going digital so that's an option I didn't have prior...

I shoot in manual and spot meter on faces. But which metering you use is all about knowing exactly how your meter will react to different things.

But I shoot family with my Quadra, so metering is kinda moot. It is the same every time.

I do everything I can before the wedding.

After the wedding, I usually do:

B&G+Pastor [pastor dismissed unless family]
B&G
B&G+B Parents
+B siblings (spouses+kids if they exist)
+B Grand parents
+All people related to Bride
Dismiss B Family

Copy all that with the groom.


Then BM/GM shots and couple portraits.

If they want to deviate, I tell them to factor in about 3 minutes per shot.


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Aug 16, 2012 06:42 |  #9

I know I'm duplicating, but yes, kids and the elderly first as they both have the least patience for photos. Then largest groups down to smallest groups.


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Aug 16, 2012 06:50 |  #10

scorpio_e wrote in post #14863915 (external link)
Grandparents first


I agree. They are the first ones that usually get cranky at weddings. Get them done first and let them go to the reception hall.


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Aug 16, 2012 08:18 as a reply to  @ CameraMan's post |  #11

Thanks for all the input. I've got a detailed list but will now put them in desired order. I will start with children and Grandparents first and then large groups down to small groups, as suggested.

The wedding rehearsal is tonight, so wish me good luck!

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Aug 16, 2012 10:32 |  #12

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Aug 16, 2012 10:48 |  #13

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Always do things involving the kids first. I then start with the biggest most inclusive group shot, then start dismissing the people that dont fit in the mix as I go. By the time we get to the bride and groom's portraits we have fewer people milling around providing distractions.

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