Wedding photo session
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.
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.
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.
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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