Shooting Star : Formal Family Wedding Photos


Yesterday was one of those days when I knew I shouldn’t be working, but there was a lot to do. Or, if you heard me talking to JD, it might have sounded like THERE’S JUSTSOMUCHTO DOOOOOOOO and since I was being extra dramatic I probably would’ve complained how my pants felt tighter. They shrunk, trust me.

After church in the morning and work around the house, we packed our bags and headed to the beach. After all, it was Sunday and we needed to rest. Of course I couldn’t end a perfect day without asking JD if he edited the latest installment of Shooting Star. He pulled the pillow over his head, which meant yes. And he loves me. At least that’s what I’m guessing it means.

This week’s installment of Shooting Star will address:
*How I photograph family formal photos at weddings in 25 minutes.
*The conversation I have with the bride before the wedding to explain the process.
*The list of family portrait photos I capture on the wedding day.
*What lens I use during family formals.
*Photographing divorced/mixed families.
*What light set-up I use. This is the off-camera light set-up I reference to in the video.
*How I get family cooperation.

As a quick side note, I just want to take a time to express my sincerest appreciation for family photos on a wedding day. As a bride myself, I truly understand their long-standing value and importance. In fact, it’s an honor to document the blending of families and the creation of a new branch on the family tree. If you’d like to read more about photography formal family photos at weddings, definitely check out this blog post where I explain this process further and use photo examples!

Happy Monday!