Wedding Photography Tips: Capturing key moments
‘The photographs that are full of emotion, laughter, love, tears, and joy are the images you and your partner will love the most.
‘The best wedding photographs give you an idea of a couple’s personalities and make you feel like you know them just from looking at a photograph.’
Wedding Photography Tips: Using light beautifully
‘Use of lighting is so important, it can make or break a photograph. Photography is painting with light and beautifully lit photographs are testament to true skill. Whether it be capturing a couple kiss in front of a solstice sunset, back-lit with a gorgeous halo of light; or a couple laughing whilst cutting a cake, lit by the flicker of a single candle to capture that wonderful filmic quality, good use of the light can absolutely make a photograph.’
Wedding Photography Tips: Using great composition
‘A good wedding photographer will capture images with really great composition, knowing where they want people to be in the frame at that exact moment.
Wedding Photography Tips: Telling a story
‘A photojournalist or documentary photographer tells stories through photography and will use the same approach with their wedding work, telling the story of your day, your story; capturing all the details, the moments, and the emotion in their images. As a documentary photographer who has shot for publications worldwide, this is one of my key skills and something that couples really love about my work.’
Wedding Photography Tips: A love of people
The best photographers are those who are able to blend in with your guests and become one with the wedding party, getting on with everyone and making your guests feel at ease so that they are unaware of being photographed. A love of people is very important, as is the ability to get on with people from all walks of life.
Wedding Photography Tips: Being passionate
This one is imperative. A great photographer will be extremely passionate about their work and will always be working towards making the very best images from every single shoot they do.
Helen Rimell is a London-based wedding photographer and photojournalist. For more information, go to her website Ginfizzphotographic.co.uk.