Class Library Photography Tips for Wedding Planners

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  • Title:Photography Tips for Wedding Planners
  • Category:Careers
  • Level:All
  • Instructor:Career Insights
  • Length:10 min
  • Posted:2/20/2015
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Overview

Craig Paulson, a photographer who has been in business in NYC for 15 years, talks about the importance of working with planners as well as guests while shooting a wedding. He discusses mistakes young planners often make, the importance of viewing your surroundings and assessing the mood, as well as working with time constraints. He also describes the proper way to communicate with planners, clients, and guests, and how to deal with those pesky camera phones.

Learning Outcomes

    1. Don’t hover. You wind up in the shots. Let the event breathe. Don’t be too rigid with the timeline if it comes at the expense of memorable moments. “Respect the moment.”
    2. Don’t impart negative body language, which people pick up on. E.g.: Bride shouldn’t see planner tapping her watch, or anxious about logistics. The best planners are not noticed.
    3. 3. How to deal with situation when photographer has wrangled bridal party, family, etc. but guests are taking photos of them too, distracting the subjects, and diverting their eye contact with photographer. Solution: photographer should say, “I’m going to give everyone 5 seconds to get your photos, then I need everyone to put the phones down so I can get my shots.” Or planner can say that. Need all guests’ eyes on camera.

Table of Contents

Watch the Full Class Without Chapter Breaks
Photography Tips for Wedding Planners 10:00
Watch the Class in Chapters
Communicating with Your Photographer 6:21
Getting the Best Professional Shot 3:49
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