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Sep 03, 2009 09:16 |  #1

Any suggestions for shooting a wedding when both the bide and groom are on the bigger side??


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Sep 03, 2009 09:19 |  #2

I moved this to TALK as more pros come here to answer questions.

I would definitely not use a wide angle lens. :) I know that sounds funny to some, but it doesn't help. I would, however, use a fast prime like the 50 1.4 or 85 1.8. Shoot from above more than from below. Pose the party around them if in a group shot and place them about a foot behind in a line so they are recessed. Does that make any sense to you? I know I've done many shoots where one or both are larger. If they are comfortable with their size, celebrate it! They are your clients, talk to them about it. The giant gorilla in the room can be removed as you find out what your clients want.


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Sep 03, 2009 17:01 |  #3

Jamie Wexler posted a good thread on this, but I can't find it right now.


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Sep 03, 2009 20:19 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #4

I'm sure the bride is aware of her size, considering how much time she would have spent picking out a wedding dress. And obviously, they love each other the way they are, so i wouldn't worry too much about it really.

That being said, general tips for the more ample subjects are to be sligtly above them, try not to shoot them head on- try for around 30 degrees to either side if you can. Rembrandt lighting works well too, makes their face seem more 3-dimensional and therefore less big.


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