Rehearse the moments.
The biggest instants in your wedding ceremony will be when the bride walks down the aisle, when you kiss for the first time as man and wife, the exchange of the wedding rings, saying I Do, Cutting your wedding cake, and your entrance into your reception . Try to provide me with a favorable angle and ample time to capture each of these precious times.
Practice holding your eyes as wide open as you can.
After all, the eyes are the window to the soul.
Click here for a sample pose.
Determine what your favored angles are by posing for each other or using a mirror. This will help you look your very best.
If you have a favorite activity that you do, bring along an item to use as a prop for a few casual photographs. I would love to see you both in your wedding finery using hula-hoops, playing with a yoyo, blowing bubbles, wearing a scuba mask, posing on my Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 or playing twister.
The main idea here is to have fun being yourself.
Ask a trusted family member or a very close friend to assist the photographer.
The photographs that you want are the photographs that I want to take. But the more elaborate the plan for the photography, the more the photographer will need to intrude upon your wedding day. Getting your posed photos in the simplest fashion will free you sooner to rejoin your guests.
For your consideration I have prepared a list to outline the shots that you may want. Please feel free to add anything you wish to it. Click here for the list and be sure to add any additional shots that you desire. Be sure to send me the list when you complete it. The trusted person that assists the photographer will be furnished a copy of your list on your wedding day by the photographer.
J Michael Photography
Los Angeles California