Wedding Photography

Lesson 14 of 32

Shooting Wedding Party & Family

 

Wedding Photography

Lesson 14 of 32

Shooting Wedding Party & Family

 

Lesson Info

Shooting Wedding Party & Family

so what is going on right now is we're waiting for laura and the girls to come back in for their bridal party shows um I wanted to originally shoot outside but the light is changing just too much it goes from overcast to sonny in a matter of a couple of seconds and working with a large group I just feel like you would just get out of control so I'm gonna bring them back into um alighted situation that I feel comfortable with the lighting that's hitting us from the side windows and just the indian lighting here works really well I'm gonna try to do too posey's too formal poses and then laura with each individual girl will try to rock that out hopefully intend to twelve minutes we'll just kind of kind of see how that goes so here we go you ready I'm gonna have you standing center and I'm gonna take your dress some of it behind you perfect so I'm going to start with amanda on this side and then I'm going to do girls two and three I'm sorry what did they say amanda I don't know and then I'...

m going to bring out the other three girls on this side in the order of their professional does it matter to you the order okay great as long as you have leah here ladies no matter so I'll be I'll be leah can I have you right behind me can you be right behind her I'm just place holding perfect can its way to the site will shoot out from the other side of the aisle no I just gave it to switch though you so right now we're shooting like a wait just don't shoot pool you can should put up pull back if you want but usually we could get in tight we shoot like uh oh yeah that's good that's good that's the only way it will just take it okay e I'll get it I'll get it wait great ladies I will have you stand right here I'll take you right here I'll take you right here yes that's okay could do that you could come in right here ari at the very end and so we're dismissing rachel rachel but she's she's not coming okay but lee is here great and where's wear coming right now alright fixed okay you know what I can do I can do individual child exactly judy could you get the guys and just have him wait in the wings of course do you guys mind we're just I just wanted t o us they're flexible will deflect the holy so we're gonna just okay so one sorry guys you know what if you guys can all just stay right here where you are the rest of us are together up on deck and we're just waiting for your okay for a while we'll be we'll be right up okay so I my butt is their sound right now okay so you found ok I just want explain what's going on we're missing a few peop from the bridal party so instead of just waiting for everybody to come I'm going to individual shots with the bride and groom and each individual member to see if we could buy time for those group shot so here we go way back so you guys can just sit there and be pretty too because those pictures are really cute that's beautiful you guys look here actually can you just turn this way turn this weekend this with love good there we go this is beautiful light can you bring the bouquets down just a bit I love it great gorgeous beautiful I love it thank you ladies oh good job laura levitt I love it I'm gonna expect something cute to me every single time okay so everything kit okay we're good not a different kind of hugh okay uh uh I'll have whoever's next already you want to jump right in thank you turn this megan did you do to perfect love it all right can you drop replicate just a tiny bit tow line oppa laura's just drop uh just yes you want laura see industry good ari lean in there you go gorgeous you'd fall thank you good perfect thank you so what he's doing is he's shooting indian shots of the girls I'm getting just formal shots of laura and her break needs my setting is a four point oh go ahead go right ahead my setting is a four point no one sixty shutter speed five hundred and I've tilted the girl's face my light source because before I was getting scatter chatter shadows on their faces some doesn't turn them in towards me is very hot in here so deal with me as I just slept my way through it you forget beautiful ladies okay laura do something to you okay that's awesome that's good that's good kids love it straight up just a bit laura I don't want you haven't yes that yes good good good you jafar oh uh just one more one more just traditional just save good both looking here good beautiful adjustment laura thank you good adjustment laura I saw that I love it good you for e love it thank you but I would aren't mean to seeing um okay that's okay you know what we can do is um we could start with the guys doing individual shots of the guys are we okay with that or not really okay so you guys and take a quick breather I need to know if we can remember to get that single shot with you and rachel taken they get a shot with you all right gentlemen I know there's a letter too thank you you know what we're going to we're going to all individual from billy and he was just a way for roger to get here if he doesn't show up I thought he was just like you had a good personality so I think he's getting the guys and we're just buying time for the rest of you to show up trying to maximize the time that we have it is hot in here right I thought I was the only one I'm like his hot right okay but that's what the fans therefore j o lord have mercy alright are all the guys here that's okay we'll do individual shots perfect billy you could take a little breather I'm just going to billy and the guys individually you all right all right here we go so guys we're just gonna do this assembly line style billy if I can have you careful for the veil perfect once to pick one defecates turn slightly this way good in the booth perfect just kind of make a line and then we're gonna all rodeo hop right in that starts works well perfect actually um you you can have a hand around him just not like on his shoulder because it just looks like it's a floating hands a little bit great can you turn in a little bit actually could you put in your suit just the top looks good absolutely great bill you can turn in this way justine had then you could turn in this way just a tad and his hands in your pockets are this hand in this pocket billions in that pocket great okay here we go actually um sisters of photographer perfect we have a hand in the pocket that's great okay philly great nice thank you perfect awesome it's great her begs good good perfect thank you nice perfect thank you nice actually your can you just pull your coat just tight a little bit perfect and then moving towards billy no you want teo it was just peppering just attack nice that's great nice good perfect great another guy you can't get shots of the booth is right you can turn in turning toward each other like that angry body in nice will you keep your hands and just like that that's nice great good yeah perfect perfect actually know anything just a little squat there you go right there right there it's fine titi I can get it differently is there another guy that we can get way went through all of the guys wait okay so we have been through actually we can do laura laura we can get shots with you and your dad and your mom right cause they're here perfect okay so what we're trying to do now is just maximize time as many photos as I could get an advance is what I want todo if you can stand right here okay great really I'm so I'm so sorry you would you be able to get me like a beautiful actually somebody I'm hand rachel can I borrow your bouquet for one second oh I think you hurt okay gorgeous perfect perfect perfect perfect okay so do you wanna do you wanna do all your girls are in essence of these ladies e o teo wait okay ladies I'm gonna have the bridal party joy in doing laura hey hey buddy you okay ladies you just angle your body in toward laura and so there's five girls six six okay that's perfect can I have you on this site perfect laura job became right about here and ladies if you can line up your bouquet right with laura's perfect so we're waiting for the bouquet jd is going to be getting a side shot of these bouquets this's for daniella and so we're waiting for the bouquet girls lining up I'll get a test shot backing up can I have your back up sweetie thank you so much come here buddy wait e so I'm gonna do a straightforward shot just traditional shot real quick with him have all the girls lean in what I call it the facebook photo and they'll do something a little bit creative such ended your question yeah go ahead perfect okay ladies you guys in the line of your bouquets with laura's ever to get a nice and tight angle your body's in oh ok that's good that's good good for lori is like oh my god beautiful that's beautiful ladies you look so gorgeous awesome so make sure and for those of you wearing short dresses sell the legs going but there you go there you go thank you looks beautiful gorgeous you sell the like I know george every kind of lean in leading like sorority pozo this is for facebook good beautiful beautiful laura can you look at me look at j d will put laura I love that gorgeous beautiful so now that we've a couple traditional pose is I'm going to just sit a couple of you guys down does anybody want to sit down okay okay good but can you turn angler body up towards me yeah that's great yes and you could show a little bit those gorgeous shoes that's beautiful beautiful does anybody else want to sit down okay does anybody else want to sit down who's doesn't have too short of a dress rock paper scissors anybody going to show beautiful can you can't like lean in the chair to sight just like that's beautiful that's gorgeous escort just where you come out like this angry body out like that towards window beautiful freak will take you on this side I'll have you facing this way if the camera's okay I want it down just like that all right we'll have you out this way and do you mind being a little bit like this yeah hey you have friends and family but don't get your hands closer I don't want you eating her up that's good that's beautiful great you guys have to make that sound effect too okay good I'm pulling I'm not even lying I might expect that here we go it's over great beautiful I love you couldn't make up my mind I was just like no oh I love the subtle ladies love it good now can you un relax shoulders kind of take it out for me good I don't want anybody getting static laura got the jump going out okay you know you look fab you look fabulous gorgeous always looking here ladies I love it beautiful thank you love it love it love it we can take a break I'm gonna shoot the guy's great um I need guys wait is your dad here mr brokaw hi how are you you're not late you're right on time everyone we started a little early we're good we'll have you up with the front with billy I'm gonna get a single shot of the two of you judy with the chairs who those two chairs right no just move into the scythe just like that billy can I take you to every wedding nice uh mr brokaw kenny turn in slightly toward really nice e I don't know mr brooke how can you have your hands just right here like billy so I'm pretty sure that's great thank you that's good thank you I'm gonna get all your guys up here if that's okay um billy I'm gonna have you stand to the center mr broke like you could stand to his suicide just like that fellas fellas doing fine huh great yes great right here right here you can actually turn your body into our billy perfect hands right over left just like that I'll have you on this side way yeah that works that works well see that purple time little one good you guys are gonna turn anybody's mingle him in right over west just like that's great very classic laura I'm so sorry sam you okay oh no worries that's good that's really good did you want to pin him daniela perfect he's here okay rachel sorry sorry jane is up to the side getting a shot of the boom years ladies I'm sorry could I have you guys scoot over just a bit I know it's a little tight I'm sorry perfect ok j d I'm ready yeah well get this team right here look right here good good if you're gonna put your okay stand please don't put him down face first so they get all their white flowers they will put him down or standing up good can you guys all kind of get in just get around billy just throw your arms around and he's totally casual shot yet nice good night e you guys all walked toward me I love the bear hug that was good nice good good perfect great now what I'll do is I'll have you guys just kind of lined up billy I'll have you right here front awesome mr robot can have your hand in your pocket is standing right here or your pant pocket probably works a little bit better and I'll have you right here uh standing right where I am with your hand your pocket I think you were right next have your hand in your pocket standing just slightly behind him perfect segue you right about here with your hand your pocket like that just like that it's great I'll take you on this side right here but you're gonna be standing right here uh in my position and I'll take you right out here this and garrett hold on one sec did you see how I convey listen up perfect I'll take you right here I came in like this with your hand in your pocket just like that on billy can you turn your body slightly this way towards window you'll be facing me think you scare me you will be but that's okay you can get what you need we'll I'm back I'm so sorry I'm so so so sorry looking good guys right here beautiful laura you being a brat I'm sure she was I felt I felt her I felt her money or energy good perfect beautiful so we're done with um party party so if you are a family member of billy is all your family here your immediate family so laura do you want to start with billy's family immediate family pictures are great perfect it's a billion laura will stand in the middle I know that's what I'm worried about you have a session came in late but now we're running in on another girl's crime would you be okay with three cameras now where do you want to do that no it's too celso sew him up everybody absolutely billy if I can have your turn turn slightly this way mr berle can you take one step back we'll be one step this week how are you good will you turn this right turn this say twenty right turn and take one step towards you dad back up back up back up good laura I just want to get you by center you guys all move just two steps this way that is center good and mrs bowcock I'll have you here so she could get right next to billy perfect mr bowcock into here and whoever stands laura you can come out a little bit perfect and whoever sends next laura can lift up her dress and stick your feet under her dress so you don't have todo is this the whole family actually can I have you on this side with families whose kids rachel this is I'll get you guys perfect over here we can have you come here and you could stand right in front of grandpa like this perfect let's let's let's hit her now can you guys I'll scoot over this I'm sorry does any more perfect but yes sooth farts you but they're just move them all the way up to the front all the way up to the front all the up to the front yeah perfect okay no worries no worries okay I'm getting four point oh I so six forty one hundredth of a second we're waiting for the groom's boy to get his pillow it's harder even he's looking here but it's all that ok good so caleb's holding is hello everybody can look here good oh hold on one sec here we go everything's looking here and smiling beautiful hike a live oh he just wrap this little phil that's ok ok ok okay good okay what's good here we get everything looking here and filing no blinking awesome perfect okay so why dio or we're going to do now is we will just get shots with your parents and then just your siblings so all four of you guys so siblings if you guys can step out for one second billy I'll get you on this side of laura so mrs bowcock and morgan laurie became just a bit phil you're gonna get in right next to laura stick your feet under there mr balkan you've been like this and you can actually put your right hand right that's beautiful billy you can put your left hand on laura's from yeah perfect beautiful laura you're gonna appreciate how gorgeous this light is I promise it's amazing I love it beautiful perfect okay so since I have I'm going to do billy siblings mom and dad think about ways you can get on that side of rachel is that okay perfect um beautiful you great perfect so now I'm going to get a shot with um billy and your mom because I have one with you and your dad get teo he's back have you guys turned toward me perfect beautiful perfect great mr brokaw can I get a shot a little all three of you guys and then we're done with family I'm on this side of billie if that's ok really can you put your hands up here in the front pocket yeah that's how did how did you know okay good okay great great I hope it wasn't my predictability beautiful I would go nice perfect thank you so much beautiful oh well are you gonna work it uh no you life is like that good thank you okay so laura you're family we'll do one two three really all right thank you teo love thank you thank you back there okay laura since your parents are here we'll just d'oh wei will turn you this way this way billy can you get her dress this is my drinks I'll have you here laurier pok will go in your left hand mommy could turn in towards laura beautiful like this mr march meatballs getting well go on that side of billy perfect coming back I try to get a vertical I'm sorry victoria so sorry beautiful I was smiling I'm sorry I'm sorry beautiful and walter I'm gonna have you step out of the frame this for one shot and then have you get back in atta girl lower weight attorney on and off I love it I love it okay one sec perfect mom and dad I will have you step out and we bring walter and walter candy bar you can walk in by herself in the photo do you want her in this photo we'll do one got it wait while we're waiting for walter's wife I'll d'oh I believe I could have you step out I'm going to do a shot with just dad and just mom will do walter's wife gorgeous mr march makes when you give a kiss to laura maybe gonna cheat yet beautiful gorgeous beautiful I love it this is my trunks when you get into this photo or you can go in the middle well dio yes mr march mrs on it I don't know he's been listening to me all day uh beautiful for just mr march makes I will have you step out good this's such a beautiful photo beautiful so is walter's wife here perfect okay so what I'll have um I'll have you on the side with walter and mr march banks I will have you with mrs marge banks I'll have you on the inside walter I'll have you on the outside you can take one step in towards bailey just like that awesome tilt your body in like this mr marsh thinks like this and you can hold mrs march means just like that beautiful great okay so I know right ok here we go beautiful I see chris this card this right here right here mark thanks questions hard gorgeous beautiful thank you good so after the ceremony I think well d'oh an extended family picture is that what you wanted no okay well you could make those and then do you want to do a shot just the four of you okay I will have you on this side of laura or if you can turn this way well sir if I can have you over here and you're trying to say well to begin turning your body to its perfect perfect great sure okay okay well wait so gradual regulation so is there anything that you want us to be right now if not I will reassemble the chairs and then start shooting the wedding details because what we had scheduled who's do family and brought a party which is what to take us to four thirty but I think that we're running a little bit before that and they said they wanted to take you away at four thirty and it's a little after four okay whatever okay okay you're good then go okay yeah great so we're like you know where that's actually a good thing and I would like to have that conversation with you and daniela so that we're all on the same page could you get daniella carson and after um well um genie can you make sure that the chairs are reassembled to you okay how are you feeling overall good relaxed okay so if you need anything just okay great perfect so what just happened now internet doesn't she look good if you're at home give this girl a round of applause you looks good no right now we kind of went through family formals and bridal party pictures a lot sooner than we anticipated which is always a good thing I think that laura being a wedding photographer she knows how to just call him out let's get it done right right here so we have that's right at a girl like any girl I know so we just kind of flew from them so we got one formal bridal party picture when casual body picture went a little bit funkier both the girls and the guys we did all of their immediate families both individual what's a bride and her parents both individual with the groom and his parents immediate family we will determine we're gonna do extended family pictures after the ceremony but right now laura will have an opportunity just to kind of soak in their day and daniel is here where are we gonna hide the bride here oh in the confessional yes okay you're gonna be speaking during that time and if so then we will put her back here well I don't mind if she's in a confessional with me like I'm anything can as together you know so I'll probably make my way to the obsessional right now but when you wanted teo is totally um probably one takes take a west drinks water we apply make up you know like lips and everything they're gonna know they're good um you want to take a walk you don't ask any questions I might but can you guys get it to the full picture after all this hard work four weeks of crazy madness and us you believe you guys are still friends that's awesome I love it oh this is great beautiful so whatever you want to do until four thirty because for thirty was the actual time we're going to get tucked away all probably snap a few photos once things get back to where they're going to be and I'm gonna start shooting detail voters at four thirty so until then I'll probably in the confessional talking about what has transpired to the day before that I will talk to daniella about giving you thank you thank you thank you thank you there's a basement then just put it back in the base just squeeze together where is the bridesmaids can you help her with the dress and help her get the okay back in the face please high okay okay perfect yes so everything looks amazing thank you so much for all your hard work so when I start shooting the details at four thirty um they had mentioned history draping something around the tables is that not happening okay so you think it's a good one of the things I'm assuming he would want is a shot of the ceremony set up I'll probably do that right now when all the chairs go back yeah so then once I get that shot that I'm not going to feel worried about people coming in and sitting in the chair's great so I'll get that shot immediately is the cake ready to be photographed well it's ready and these details can all be photographed as well and um I don't think I will because we both shots I don't handles aren't perfect and they're not where I kind of like want them to be in relations everything but because it's not raining what about the cops our people gonna I want him out okay great goal okay we're gonna stand shin off anyway the problem is getting them from the bar but we'll probably just lead them around okay that sounds great now janey you were gonna do a group shot after in order to get everybody out what's wrong you look so what is wrong with you you look so suspicious you know because you guys wants me around I oh okay you have to turn this way then how about you tell me what you want I don't even know why I just talk to them right thinking talk to you guys yeah camera's okay so he's gonna do a group shot after okay so internet we're gonna invite in this conversation because but I want you in this one I really dio you can pass it on whoever is tag teaming to come in as a third shooter I want you to be able to tell that other person kind of what's going to go on for the date in order to get everybody out of the space because what they're going to desert no flip this room so this is currently both the ceremony and the reception site once this ceremony is done caught so our will begin we want everybody out so everybody can come in and do the quick work that they need to dio and in order to do that daniella has thought of the idea of bringing everybody outside for a group shot now logistically it's going to probably rely on j d for the group shot where is he going to stand teo get that angle to get everybody in that shot and where is the shotgun toby that's up to you guys you tell me where you want the shot with my goal would be to get the efficient to say everybody please exit and we'll do the group shot maybe first that way it allows everyone to grab the chairs put them around for you to get your room shots and then they can come back in and go to the bar and then this area will be clear for them also way need to space for about one hundred twenty twenty five people um I know that that photos probably not gonna be the best photo we've ever taken but I'm just thinking going across the street by the water it would be fine you probably may have to take a step stool just to get a little bit above ground and just thrown the twenty four or twenty eight or even the sixteen to thirty five so knowing that in advance so you know that thomas for his details go jedi knight will start shooting detail is that you're more than welcome to shoot whatever you want however you want it so my settings are four point five one twenty fifth of the second five hundred eyes I usually don't ever shoot detail shots with the twenty four because it's just far too wide but given this situation how wide things are set up are definitely will and then I'm gonna switch quickly to the fifty and get what kind of shot tonight for way never I can give you the macro whenever you go back to the bag I'll give you the macro um not fifty millimeter one point now what fifty will allow me to dio I'm still going to keep the same settings we shooting at a four point five one twenty fifth of a second five hundred s o on what I'm doing now is just simply getting the overview of the um ceremony or altar set up propping it both at this stan shins now wouldn't get close and get shots of all the flowers from different angles wayne changed to six forty s o because it was a tad darker amusing the top so what I had now was I had it side lit from the window coming to the side I'm gonna flick to the side and pick up the natural light coming to say which I think is a picture I will definitely prefer their lit the way that I want to and I will join my eye so back to five hundred you're fine and again I've mentioned this while the bride is getting ready I know that this wedding will be featured or help the goal was for the wedding to be featured on june bug weddings and so since that is the case I have to make sure that I am taking extra hair tio get photos that would be reachable on the block and have a ton of details you know what I'll do is I'll get a shot of these little crystals down from the chair almost likely through on my macro lens for that I could shoot it with the fifty doesn't still a great linds for it but since I have a macaroni e can't well actually I think that the light on this one is actually better because it will be back with which is what I prefer so I'll move these straps because I don't think they're that q wait I'm gonna drop this down to a two point eight many settings will be one hundred shutter speed six forty I esso into twenty and this light that's coming in from the window is just beautiful back lighting it so what happened was when um when I was up close the back lighting worked one photo but now that I want a full top to bottom photo back lady became too strong there's two hot spots in the back so now I'm going to do in order to get the full photo of flip to where the light is coming from in order to get an even exposure internet if I'm boring you I'm so sorry this is just what I do and how I roll now what we'll do is get a picture of the chairs um one thing that it's always good to notice is that when brides will upgrade their chairs laura had the option of having standard fold out chairs but she ended up ordering safari so since I know that she went out of her way to do that I'm gonna get nice photos of the shove our chairs both for the safari company both for laura so I'm gonna shoot them from the side from different angles and then I will shoot the fan that she has so this is the fan and this is their wedding logo it's totally adorable theo taka factory seattle washington when it is also the ceremony outline and after I do this I will go on answer questions and then at four thirty I will shoot all the other details I'm going to drop me okay so how I make my decisions on what aperture that I use so what happens in the background we have a lot of stuff it's beautiful but it's just stuff it's all her tables and all her centerpieces that's going on in the background I shoot it a one point to you it doesn't become so much of a factor ziff I was shooting it over four point oh four point five when I should have at one point to everything off in the background just kind of fades away and that's definitely what I want I'm gonna test my light and kind of see what my settings will be and then I'll kind of share it with the internet cool so my settings are one point two five hundred or so one eight hundred metres on one thing that I have to factor in teo what is going on is the fact that they are a lot of people here ah lot of people in the background um and I think that that could present a problem later on to the final edit and people immediately think oh I could just photoshopping them out but they don't want teo waste any of my time photoshopping if it's not necessary so I'm a firm believer in camera cropping if I can shoot it by cropping out other people and thinking about that in advance I think it is always beneficial for you but no that's fine I'm sorry look into some biscuits one there we go so people in the background but I can just crop him out by simply tilting the lens in one particular way my settings right now are one point two eight hundred shutter speed five hundred eso so when I go back into the room into the confessional you guys better tony things I could do to get better because clearly I haven't done this in so if I'm like leaving you guys hanging I'm so sorry will kind of see if we could fix that in a bit I'm going to not shoot is wide as I'm shooting the text on the fan because I don't want it at one point too because it might not be as readable so I'm just gonna put it at a two point five adjust the shutter for it appropriately and I'll get you my new readings right now once I figure out what it is okay good looks good I'm shooting at a two point five aperture five hundred I esso n four hundred to shutter speed I'll shoot down on the fan for one angle and then I will change it single shortly well then propped up so that I could read it with good light so a lot of it has to go back to my firm believer of styling me not the same not intimating at all that I'm a good stylist but I think if you could just do you warn small thing just to change the photo it might be beneficial later so because I moved into the frame I lost a lot of the ambient light and I also lost white of the chair so I have to compensate for that with shutter speeds and now my settings changed two to fifty shutter speed five hundred eyes going to point okay liking I did what I wanted to dio I will head back into the confessional I think we'll take a live questions if you have one tes asked jasmine hashtag feel free I have about fifteen minutes to do so

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