Behind the Scenes of a Wedding Photo and Video Shoot: A Day in the Life of a Hybrid shooter
If you're planning your wedding, you know how important it is to have great photos and videos to remember your big day. But have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a wedding photo and video shoot? In this blog post, we'll take you behind the scenes of a typical wedding photo and video shoot with Mike Pelling, a wedding photographer and videographer based in Kent, covering London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, and Essex.
Pictured above: Mike Pelling, Kent Wedding Photographer & Videographer at work
Mike Pelling is an experienced wedding photographer and videographer with a passion for capturing the unique moments that make each wedding special. From the morning preparations to the final dance, Mike works tirelessly to capture every moment in a way that tells the story of the couple's love and commitment.
The Morning Preparations
On the day of the wedding, Mike typically arrives early to capture the morning preparations. This is the time when the bride and groom are getting ready, and there are plenty of opportunities for candid shots and close-up details.
Mike starts by setting up his equipment and getting to know the couple and their families. He takes some test shots to check the lighting and make sure everything is working properly. Then, he begins capturing the morning preparations, which can include shots of the dress, the rings, the flowers, and the hair and makeup.
An example of a couple shoot taken by Mike Pelling, Kent Wedding Photographer
Once the morning preparations are complete, Mike heads to the ceremony venue. He arrives early to get set up and take some establishing shots of the venue. Then, he waits for the ceremony to begin.
During the ceremony, Mike works discreetly to capture all the important moments, from the bride's entrance to the exchange of vows and rings. He uses multiple cameras to get different angles and perspectives, and he's always looking for the emotional moments that make each wedding unique.
After the ceremony, it's time for the reception & party. This is where the real fun begins, and Mike is there to capture all the action. He captures shots of the speeches, the first dance, and the cutting of the cake. He also captures candid shots of the guests and the newlyweds enjoying themselves.
Throughout the reception, Mike is constantly on the move, making sure he doesn't miss a single moment. He uses a combination of natural light and artificial lighting to create stunning images that capture the atmosphere of the event.
Editing and Delivery
Once the wedding is over, Mike heads back to his studio to begin the lengthy editing process. He carefully selects the best shots and uses advanced photo & video editing techniques to enhance the images and create a consistent style throughout the collection of photos & stunning cinematic films.
Mike typically delivers a combination of photos and videos to his clients, depending on their preferences. He works closely with the couple to make sure they're happy with the final result and provides them with a range of options for sharing and printing their photos and videos.
An example of a Highlight Film shot & created by Mike Pelling, Kent Wedding Videographer
Can Mike help you?
As you can see, there's a lot that goes on behind the scenes of a wedding photo and video shoot. It takes a lot of skill, experience, and hard work to capture all the important moments of a wedding in a way that tells the story of the couple's love and commitment.
If you're looking for a wedding photographer and videographer in Kent, London, Surrey, Sussex, or Essex, look no further than Mike Pelling. With his passion for capturing the unique moments that make each wedding special, he's the perfect choice for couples who want stunning photos and videos to remember their big day.