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Digital Wedding Photographer's Planner by Kenny Kim

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Chapter 10. Images after the ceremony

Images after the ceremony

Immediately following the ceremony, most couples and their friends and family are quite joyous. It's a time tailor-made for relaxed portraits of the newlywed couple and the family/wedding party. While there are some photographs that really should be taken after the ceremony, most couples will be anxious to get to the reception to spend time with their guests. If you and the couple plan well in advance the list of shots to be taken immediately following the ceremony, you can take as little time as possible. Be sure to make recommendations, while also listening carefully to what they want.

Images after the ceremony

SIGNING THE MARRIAGE LICENSE

The official signing of the marriage license most often takes place immediately following the ceremony, and presents a great photo opportunity. A witness and the wedding officiate usually sign the license as well as the bride and groom. To quickly get the best possible photograph of the event, set up the location before the wedding. You will need the license, a nice pen, the witnesses, and the officiate along with the bride and groom in an area where there's a simple background and a nice table to sign the document. Also make sure the people involved know where and when to meet.

RELAXED PORTRAITS OF THE WEDDING PARTY

The time directly following ...

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