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Digital Wedding Photographer's Planner by Kenny Kim

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Chapter 7. Don't forget about the groom

Don't forget about the groom

Many men may not think about their wedding day in the same way as their brides do, but that doesn't mean it isn't just as important to them. Even though there are inherently many more photo opportunities of the bride getting ready, knowing what to shoot can yield some great shots of the groom and his groomsmen getting ready for the ceremony.

At times I work with a second photographer who will shoot images of the groom getting ready as I am off capturing images of the bride. I carefully explain to my second shooter what images I need, and if time and location permit, it is a great idea for both photographers to cover both sides of the wedding party getting ready. Each photographer's different perspective and creativity can result in really unique photos.

Don't forget about the groom

GETTING READY

It usually doesn't take the groom and his groomsmen as long to get ready as the bride and her bridesmaids. Most grooms don't have hair and makeup sittings and get dressed rather quickly allowing you to get the images needed in a short amount of time. I believe one of the most important shots of the groom getting ready is when his father or groomsmen help him. Look for the following opportunities or set one up to make it happen.

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