What to do if a Candid Wedding Photographer misses an important photo?
Thinking of shelling out big bucks to hire a candid wedding photographer, but held back by the horror stories you’ve heard from your friends about their experiences when the candid photographer missed out on important family shots? Scared to take the step into the beautiful world of candid photography when the tried and tested traditional photography beckons you?
Well, let’s be honest. These things happen. But what is important to note here is that both sides have to take responsibility. The candid photographer can’t be expected to know each and every member of the bride and groom’s family, and at the same time, the bride and groom can’t be expected to know the candid photographer’s workflow and process. And telepathy is not yet a recognised scientific phenomenon, even though your grandmother claims to know exactly what you’re thinking. Add an open bar or cocktail night into the scenario and you can be prepared for the worst of circumstances.
A two-way communication between both parties well in advance of the wedding ceremony is the key to a happy ending in these situations. The couple can research and look through other wedding albums online and with the help of the candid photographer come up with a list of photographs that are required during the wedding. It is absolutely essential to get the entire families of the couple involved in the process. For each group photograph, one responsible person (or the wedding planner) needs to be assigned who will have the sole task of gathering together the various members and arranging them at the predetermined time. Everyone needs to be informed well before hand about the photography schedule, and you can’t really expect the candid photographer to get boisterous (read: drunk) family members in line and ready for the shot!
Candid wedding photography is an experience and is definitely one of the best ways to document that special day in every person’s life. With a little bit of co-ordination and understanding, choosing a candid wedding photographer will definitely turn out to be the best decision you’ve ever made!
Read my blog posts on How to get the best candid wedding photographs and read about 10 must have candid wedding photographs at any Indian wedding.
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