Weddings are such a magical time. For photographers, we are hired to capture your one and only day, and we take it very seriously. There are so many moments that you would not be able to get back, and you are trying to live in the moment. It is so important for photographers to have the right gear for such a special day - and I do.
I've photographed weddings in very unideal lighting conditions, and its super important that you have a camera that will work well in low light. A full frame camera is going to cost you but it is SO worth it!
I like to stick with poses that are natural - its important to know the couple and know what is their vibe. Watching how they interact with each other naturally helps a lot- you can kind of give them posing advice based on how they naturally interact.
It's a lot like maternity for the posed shoots in the sense that you are capturing a loving emotion ( albeit a little bit different). You also have to remember that there are a lot of elements to work with such as the brides veil. Use these to your advantage.
I like to use leaves and flowers to create depth to the picture. Editing helps a lot as you can add different tones and contrast to the image to make the subjects face really pop.
On your wedding, make sure that you have asked all of your questions to your photographer and make sure that the photographer and their portfolio matches the style that you want. There are so many different styles, such as muted greens, film style, moody, light and airy. It's important for the client to verify that the photographers style matches what they want, because it will make for very unhappy parties if you try to ask the photographer to change the style in the editing. If they arent used to editing or shooting in that way, it will take a LONG time for them to edit hundreds if not thousands of pictures!
It is also important that you make sure guests are not interfering with the photographer at the ceremony by leaning over to capture moments on their mobile devices. Seriously, it is so frustrating when guests block shots that we were hired to take!