this can be a tricky subject to discuss, after all the day will depend
upon the reaction of the
guests, especially those who arty just a little too much!
is well worth letting your photographer know the relationships and who is
who at your wedding. After all he or she does not want to put
divorcees together or inadvertently put 'war-ing' parties together.
you have chosen to have some formal groups they have to be 'tidy' so the
gentlemen will need to be buttoned up, if appropriate and ladies,
who always seem to want to get rid of their handbags when asked to be
photographed ,- to retrieve them and hold them so they can be seen in the
photograph. After all, the reason the ladies bought these expensive
accessories in the first instance was' to complete the picture',
guests grumble that the photographer is being 'too fussy', but do remember
that in order to create those lasting memories you do not want to have
anything which is' messy' in your wedding album.
most of your guests will have their own cameras and there might even be a
guest with a video camera. Though it is important that you give your
photographer his or her full attention , after all it is them who you are
paying to capture the day.
of the common trickiest situations in this respect is where couples have a
lot of their own friends as guests such as friends from college. Such
friends usually feel it their duty to tease the couple and embarrass them
while the photographs are being taken and do their very best to distract
the couple. your photographer has a difficult job at this stage. He or she
has to ' control o a large number of people - most of whom will probably
not want to be photographed. So, please help him or her by ignoring
the distractions your guests may provide. From your photographer's point
of view, handling the guests is half the battle but he will do this with
the utmost diplomacy at times !
are the key to great pictures, your photographer will not just ask you to
'smile' he or she will by saying or doing something will create the
moment. . Your photographer will give you something to smile at however
small or insignificant. This is another reason to give him your attention
rather than be put off by your guests