Wedding photo session

Photo shoots for the groom: original ideas and tips for holding

They say that it is cus­tom­ary to con­sid­er only girls to be pho­tographed lovers. But not only the beau­ti­ful half of human­i­ty is present in the pho­to, espe­cial­ly solemn and wed­ding ones. The groom on the wed­ding day is an object for the pho­tog­ra­ph­er no less impor­tant than the bride. Many men on such a day do not mind cap­tur­ing the beau­ti­ful moments of a fate­ful event.

Where to start the morning?

Such a solemn day as a wed­ding is excit­ing for all guests and espe­cial­ly for new­ly­weds. This morn­ing, do not for­get about the main things. The pho­tog­ra­ph­er can start work­ing from the ear­li­est hour, cap­tur­ing the best moments of the bride and groom get­ting ready.

Orig­i­nal pho­tos come out at break­fast — despite a lot of wor­ries, you should not neglect a good break­fast. A light break­fast in the com­pa­ny of father or friends is a great idea for morn­ing shots of the groom.

Suit, shirt, shoes, watch, cuf­flinks, rings — all this must be pre­pared in advance. Using such a sim­ple prop, the pho­tog­ra­ph­er will be able to take won­der­ful pho­tos at the groom’s train­ing camp. Check if every­thing is in place and ready for the hol­i­day.

Basic Tips and Tricks

It is for those men who are not shy of the cam­era and are ready to lis­ten to the advice of the pho­tog­ra­ph­er, there are wed­ding pho­to shoots for grooms. Pho­tograph­ing “Morn­ing of the groom” usu­al­ly takes place either in the apart­ment where the guy lives, or in the apart­ments of the hotel where he spent the night on the eve of the wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion.

Despite the fact that the groom obvi­ous­ly has less trou­ble in terms of fees, it is still worth plan­ning the morn­ing as best as pos­si­ble. It will not be super­flu­ous to write a plan in a note­book — when every­thing is cal­cu­lat­ed, there will be time for beau­ti­ful pho­tos and for care­ful prepa­ra­tion for the cel­e­bra­tion with­out fuss that is unnec­es­sary to any­one on such a day.

First of all, the groom should take a show­er, and only then pro­ceed to pho­tograph­ing. The best option for the process is a sep­a­rate room in the apart­ment, where a young man can calm­ly gath­er his thoughts, get dressed and pre­pare for a respon­si­ble step.

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Dur­ing the work of the pho­tog­ra­ph­er, the pho­tog­ra­ph­er him­self, the groom and usu­al­ly there is also a wit­ness from the groom’s side can be in the room.

It is worth think­ing in advance about dec­o­rat­ing the room where the shoot­ing takes place. Plain acces­sories will help cre­ate an atmos­phere of cel­e­bra­tion and cel­e­bra­tion — flow­ers on the table and cab­i­nets, a new­ly­wed suit on a hang­er, pol­ished shoes, cuf­flinks in a beau­ti­ful box.

Men are nat­u­ral­ly less roman­tic than girls. There­fore, in a male pho­to shoot, pho­tos with a share of humor and a cheer­ful com­pa­ny of the groom’s friends are appro­pri­ate.

Unnec­es­sary wor­ries are use­less — an expe­ri­enced pho­tog­ra­ph­er will always give good advice and rec­om­mend how you stand up, sit down, where to look and in what posi­tion, so that the pho­tos turn out to be as suc­cess­ful as pos­si­ble.

The main advice on such an excit­ing day for every­one is not to devi­ate from the planned activ­i­ties and sched­ule of the day. The groom must take into account that dur­ing the pho­to ses­sion he must get dressed and be ful­ly pre­pared to leave for the bride.

It is known that men are eter­nal chil­dren. And all chil­dren love to play. An inter­est­ing approach that can defuse the sit­u­a­tion dur­ing a pho­to shoot is to turn shoot­ing into a game. The pho­tog­ra­ph­er can ask the young man to open a bot­tle of cham­pagne, help the bride with the prepa­ra­tions (if the boudoir morn­ing is joint), throw in a suit jack­et and even brush his teeth — an expe­ri­enced pho­tog­ra­ph­er will find a good moment to remem­ber him for a long time. In addi­tion, this kind of action makes it pos­si­ble to make fun­ny shoot­ings such as reportage.

By nature, a man is always in action. Do not just pose for the groom. Pic­tures tak­en at the moment of move­ment are the most sin­cere and real.

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Some­times in the pic­tures the empha­sis is not on the groom, but on some objects. A skilled pho­tog­ra­ph­er makes good use of the sur­round­ing inte­ri­or to set the seman­tic accents of the day. These can be both small inte­ri­or items of the room where the train­ing camp takes place, and the envi­ron­ment as a whole.

If there is a com­pa­ny of guy’s friends in the col­lec­tion, then this is anoth­er rea­son to diver­si­fy the pic­tures. Friends will make the morn­ing spe­cial and mem­o­rable. In this case, the pho­tog­ra­ph­er will only have to observe the process of gath­er­ing from the side and have time to click the shut­ter, catch­ing fun­ny and fun­ny moments in the lens. But still, the groom should be the cen­tral fig­ure, do not for­get about it.

When the prepa­ra­tions come to an end and the groom shines with youth and solem­ni­ty, it is worth tak­ing a few por­trait shots.

Ideas for photo locations

Typ­i­cal­ly, the groom’s morn­ing pho­tog­ra­phy takes place either in his own apart­ment or in a hotel room. Of course, if the bud­get allows and there is an option that suits the style, then it will be more inter­est­ing to shoot at the hotel. The inte­ri­or of the apart­ments there is usu­al­ly strict, min­i­mal­ist, which is the best fit for a man.

If the wed­ding takes place in any col­or scheme, then you should choose a room with a sim­i­lar col­or scheme of the inte­ri­or. This will allow you to com­bine pho­tos of the whole day with a sin­gle thread of col­or, and not knock out a pho­to with the groom from the crowd.

The option of shoot­ing at home is the most bud­getary and com­fort­able in terms of emo­tions. Here every­thing is at hand, a famil­iar envi­ron­ment that does not cause excite­ment.

If there is an oppor­tu­ni­ty and weath­er con­di­tions allow, then you can spend the morn­ing of the groom in a coun­try house. Pho­tos in hous­es where the coun­try style is pre­served are espe­cial­ly atmos­pher­ic — wood­en log walls, a fire­place, ani­mal skins. This will empha­size the mas­culin­i­ty, bru­tal­i­ty of the young man.

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Beau­ti­ful pho­tos also come out out­side the house. Espe­cial­ly in the spring and autumn peri­ods. You can take some fun­ny pho­tos too. For exam­ple, the groom can chop wood for a fire­place or wield a saw, scat­ter autumn leaves. Again, it all depends on the sea­son of the wed­ding and the weath­er con­di­tions on the day of the cel­e­bra­tion.

Recent­ly, shoot­ing the groom’s prepa­ra­tions in the bar­ber­shop has become very pop­u­lar. For those who don’t know yet, this is a styl­ish bar­ber­shop where not only the hair on the head is cut, but also the beard. The advan­tages of such a pho­to shoot is that it is a very unusu­al and new place. Men come here to main­tain the true beau­ty of their hair and beard. Such a pho­to ses­sion will be very orig­i­nal for the new­ly­wed.

But there are also dis­ad­van­tages of such a solu­tion: it is not always con­ve­nient, espe­cial­ly if the groom first came to the bar­ber­shop. He may feel uncom­fort­able and inse­cure. In addi­tion, you will have to pack and bring with you the nec­es­sary props for film­ing.

Anoth­er option for shoot­ing the groom’s prepa­ra­tions can be a pho­to stu­dio. Here there is pro­fes­sion­al light­ing, an extra­or­di­nary inte­ri­or of the room with sev­er­al pho­to zones. You can choose a pho­to stu­dio with an inte­ri­or that match­es the over­all style of the wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion. Of the minus­es here, one can note only the hourly pay­ment and time con­straints, as well as the time to trav­el back and forth, which can play a cru­el joke — both the groom and the pho­tog­ra­ph­er will wor­ry about get­ting every­thing done and not being late any­where.

When pho­tograph­ing the groom’s prepa­ra­tions, it is impor­tant to remem­ber that the main task of the pho­tog­ra­ph­er is to make this day mem­o­rable, cap­ture the his­to­ry of the event, pre­serve sin­cere emo­tions and feel­ings. The groom must remain nat­ur­al at all times and behave at ease, as if there is no pho­tog­ra­ph­er near­by.

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