Jasmine Star FAQ: How to Photograph a Wedding Dress @MediaNovak
When I first started my business, I read on a photography forum how important it was for a photographer to shoot a each wedding as if seeing the day with fresh eyes. Regardless if a photographer had photographed a multitude of weddings at the same venue, it’s imperative to not shoot the wedding in the same way. Just because I can shoot a bride in the same location, doesn’t mean I should. It’s easy to fall into a pattern or routine, but it could also impede creativity.
In order to articulate my point further, I’ll illustrate it with a recent example. Last week I photographed Chris and Elise’s wedding at Pelican Hill, but I had also photographed another wedding there the week before. Pelican Hill is one of my favorite venues, but after shooting in the bridal suite over ten times it’s easy to feel stifled by the same location to photograph wedding details, like the wedding dress. Elise was an easy-going bride who truly valued photographs, so I asked permission to take her dress and photograph it elsewhere on property, away from the bridal suite. Elise readily agreed.