Wedding Photography Tips by Jasmine Star @MediaNovak
Jasmine Star is an international wedding photographer based in Orange County, California. She developed a voice and online brand by leveraging social media and developing techniques to empower clients to become the voice of her brand. She lives with her husband and fabulous dog, and at times struggles to determine who is her favorite. She love to eat chocolate, run on the beach, and spend too much time writing on her blog. She hopes to take the wedding industry by storm. Or learn how to make meatloaf. Whichever comes first.
Here are some of her latest photography tips:
1. Shooting in Bright Sun
Like any wedding photographer will admit, there are things that happen on a wedding day that are completely out of a photographer’s control. Sure, I can plan and strategically approach a wedding in a myriad of ways, but every ounce of work can be tossed to the side because of bad weather, schedule delays, or a bridesmaid’s missing shoe (yes, it really happened). The most important thing to keep in mind is to stay in control. And smile.
Last Saturday–due to the expansive nature of the wedding venue–I orchestrated where I’d photograph bridal party and family portraits in advance. The bride and groom opted to have all formal portraits taken before the wedding ceremony, so the coordinator and I planned to meet in a place that could accommodate the 24-person bridal party in open shade.