The trinity of wedding photography
Wedding photography has become a very important ingredient in Indian Weddings. A decade ago it was the venue and the artists' performing at a wedding which decided the scale of the wedding, now, wedding photographers are part of that elite list and on many occasions even gets featured in the wedding invites!
Every couple wants picturesque collections from their wedding and wants to proudly share their wedding pictures on Facebook and Instagram. So what makes some pictures amazing and some "regular" wedding images?
A photographer is an artist, but an artist with limitations, particularly when it comes to wedding photography. Do not compare his/her freedom with that of a painter or a designer who owns the canvas to brush his creativity. Each wedding is held in its own way even if two weddings follow the same traditions, customs, and rituals. For great wedding photographs you need great wedding photographers, no doubt, but hiring a great wedding photographer for your event alone will not get you great images, so let's go back the question, what makes great wedding images? In our experience as a team of wedding photographers who have covered over 75 wedding and other lifestyle events, we have what we think can make great wedding photographs
It's the little thing that matters the most
The Atmosphere -(Adj)
Do not confuse the atmosphere with the venue. The lifeless concrete structures come to life depending on how a guest enjoys the evening, a happy ambiance is a great field for amazing photographs be it a wedding venue or a cricket ground.
This is a classic example of a great atmosphere, a traditional Muslim wedding in Chennai, on the last day of the year, the groom's sister had arranged a surprise message for the newlyweds from their relatives all over the world, who couldn't make it to the wedding, the video message - mostly pun and some emotional messages, give scope for plenty of candid moments to be shot, what could have been another reception, turned out to be a great night!
You cannot escape the ambiance when you are doing wedding photography, it's not about a plush, 7 stars hotel that we are talking about but even a simple temple wedding can look exotic when arranged with an aesthetic eye, the most common misconception when we discuss stage decorations" is spending a lot of money, choosing the right venue for your event, keeping in mind the number of guests you are expecting on your big day makes a lot of difference, overall decorations of the venue, can make some great visuals and increase the scope for great wedding photography.
And of course the couple!
Nothing much to say about the obvious. The way a couple carries themselves can make or break the event, in other words, wedding photography is going to be bride and groom centric, their confidence, attitude and how expressive they are - all counts in making lovely wedding photographs.
We have done more than a dozen post/pre-wedding shoots in Marina beach and this is one of our all-time favorite picture, a German bride, and a Tamil groom! Though their expressions are not visible in the picture the confidence, joy and how comfortable they are in front of the camera is something amazing! Even if the same pose is tried on different couples it is difficult to get the same result.