Friday, December 31, 2010

Encore! Sunny Day Chasing the Clouds Away

Since I specialize in photojournalism, I prefer to keep the formal portrait sessions short.

Roxana and Claudiu had a beautiful fall wedding. After taking lots of photos of the bride and groom, we were running low on sunlight and took these group photos in about ten minutes.

Top 3 Tips for Short & Sweet Portrait Sessions

1. Focus on the bigger picture. Instead of photos with each one of your aunts and uncles, a group photo with the bride and groom with each of their families takes less time and your families can spend more time partying.

2. A photo with the entire bridal party can be fun. Especially if your wedding is short on time or sunlight, I recommend focusing on the entire bridal party and taking a few great photos of everyone, skipping the bride and bridesmaids / groom and groomsmen shots.

3. Save time for yourself. Although all your guests are important, I want to make sure to have the best photos of you, the newlyweds. After all, it's your wedding!!!

Orange County, wedding, photographer


wedding, photography, Orange County


P.S. This is my new blog series called Encore!

When I blog about a wedding or portrait session, I try to arrange all the photos to tell a story. Sometimes great photos don't quite fit. Encore! will feature one (or two!) of those photos every Friday.

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