After looking at endless wedding pictures on a million photographer’s websites, they all started to look the same. Eventually I wasn’t even noticing things like “too many wacky angles” and “way over-saturated” anymore. Then we found a guy who primarily does journalism/editorial stuff. He shoots weddings like a riot scene or war zone, which, I mean, fitting, right?
Kidding aside, his wedding stuff is good, he works well with ambient light, and really tries to capture things as they are — not posed, or falsely lit, or whatever. Since we’re both pretty uncomfortable in front of the camera, the more candid the better.
Now, when I told our photographer that our event probably wouldn’t have much traditional stuff, and the wedding ceremony would be pretty short, his biggest tip was this:
“Just try to make the kiss last longer than one second.”
Ha. Can do.
Photographers? Any other tips for short ceremonies?