A full-color reference to planning for and executing a successful wedding day shoot Wedding photography has become a major industry, and the number of photographers getting into this field is rapidly increasing-making it even more competitive. Written by top wedding photographer, Kenny Kim, this full-color reference walks you through all the major (and minor) steps involved in planning and organizing a successful wedding day shoot. You'll get unique advice on everything from your initial meeting with the engaged couple to the final presentation of the commemorative book. Packed with checklists, schedules, etiquette tips, and much more, this book is an essential wedding photography resource for every wedding photographer.
Provides detailed coverage of all the major and minor steps in preparing for a successful wedding day shoot Explores preparation for every detail of taking unique and memorable wedding day photos Spans the initial meeting with the couple all the way to presenting them with their photo album Reassures you of your preparation, using checklists, schedules, etiquette tips, answers to questions, and more From rings and vows to dancing and "wows", this resource will help you prepare to capture every moment of a couple's special day.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: Meeting the clients. First impression. Building a relationship. Initial meeting. Being on the same page. Contract negotiations. CHAPTER 2: Engagement photos. Why engagement photos are important. Theme and feel. Location. Clothing. Posing. CHAPTER 3: Equipment. Use the best. The Camera. The Lenses. The Flash. Memory cards. Camera bag. CHAPTER 4: Pre paration. Location. Scouting ahead. Backgrounds. Time of day. Wedding schedule. CHAPTER 5: Rehearsal/Rehearsal dinner. Photographer's purpose when attending. Some rehearsal tips. CHAPTER 6: The bride. Bride's Dressing Room. Getting ready. Dress. Shoes. Details. Dressing. Bridesmaids. CHAPTER 7: Don't forget about the groom. Getting ready. The Tuxedo/Suit. The Details. The Groomsmen. The Rings. CHAPTER 8: Images before the ceremony. Bride and groom first look. Photographing the bride and her family. Photographing the groom and his family. Family photo challenges. Bridal party photos. CHAPTER 9: The ceremony. Ceremony schedule. Indoor shooting. Outdoor shooting. Processional. Key moments. CHAPTER 10: Images after the ceremony. Signing the marriage license. Relaxed portraits of the wedding party. Relaxed portraits of the family. Relaxed portraits of bride and groom. CHAPTER 11: Reception. Capturing the celebration. Reception details. Introduction of the couple. Befriend the disc jockey. First dance. Toasts. Garter and bouquet tosses. Cake cutting. Dancing. Informal portraits. Candids. Slideshow presentation. Networking. Leaving the party. CHAPTER 12: Post production. Digital workflow. Selecting images. Editing images. Archiving. CHAPTER 13: Delivery of memories to the couple. Proof books. Web galleries. Prints. Wedding books. Canvas Prints. APPENDIX 1: Advice for photographers. Philosophy of wedding photography. Importance of networking. Learning from your past. Investing in equipment and education. APPENDIX 2: Working with an assistant / 2nd shooter. Defining the roles and expectations. Assistants. Second or third shooters. Contracts and agreements. APPENDIX 3: Marketing your business. First impressions. Creating a brand identity. Networking. Education. APPENDIX 4: Digital darkroom. Adobe Lightroom. Apple Aperture. Adobe Photoshop. SHOT LIST. INDEX.
Kenny Kim is a nationally known wedding photographer with a passion for capturing the moment. He has photographed more than 100 weddings throughout the United States and the Caribbean, and was invited to address the 2010 convention of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International.