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Wedding Photography Tips for Grooms and Brides
Wedding Photography Tips for Grooms and Brides


No matter who you might hire to photograph your wedding, here are some tips to consider that might very well make a huge difference how satisfied you are with your pictures.

1. Communicate the must have shots to your photographer. If you've hired a professional, there shouldn't be any need to tell him about the standard set of must-haves, but rather if you see something on the web or in a magazine that totally grabs your heart, be sure to forward that link or article in advance (it might be difficult to verbally describe on the wedding day).

2. Delegate. Choose a friend or relative that knows a good number of folks who will join the formal pictures. Get this person a shot list and have them help corral everyone for each picture. This speeds up picture taking and allows your photographer to focus on composing and taking great portraits. Also consider not getting carried away with your shotlist -- assuming your photographer is slanted toward a journalistic approach, he/she will likely can get far more interesting candids of all the bubbly happiness following the ceremony.

3. Plan carefully about how much time you allot to taking pictures. Even the best photographer needs at least 15 minutes to do a good set of portraits. Consider doing bride/ bridesmaid, groom/ groomsman photos before the ceremony, which will reduce time needed for post-ceremony photos. Even better is to do all the portraits ahead of the ceremony. This option really has tremendous upside (if one can set aside the superstitions) First, you get to have a private moment before all the non-stop craziness starts, which should help alleviate some anxiety and stress you might be feeling. Secondly, your photographer can capture that amazing moment when you first see each other -- these shots are FULL of wonderful emotion and make GREAT photos. And lastly, getting these out of the way ahead of time allows you to enjoy more of the reception.

Dan is a wedding photographer, and loves his job making brides and grooms look their best and capture all the giddy emotion of their wedding day. His goal at your wedding is to provide uncompromising quality in the documentation of your wedding memories.

Although Dan and his team are wedding photographers who are based in California, but mostly work in San Francisco Bay Area. From Napa to GIlroy, Woodside to Livermore, but we travel frequently for destination weddings in Mexico, Hawaii, the Bahamas and cruise weddings throughout the world.

Dan's illustrative style of photography blends together photojournalistic, candid style and the best of the traditional group shots to ensure you get the photographs you really want. Simply put, we capture all the love, laughter, family and friends.

Dan works stealthy too and won't draw attention to himself. This is totally your day and the last thing you need is a snooty, obtrusive wedding photographer.

Wedding Photographer for destinations all around California, including Pleasanton, Dublin and Castro Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, as well as San Jose, Calistoga, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, and Alamo.

Our approach to wedding photography is to capture emotions and relationships in a photojournalistic style, but won't be limited by this when it comes to wedding portrait. Casual yet artistic wedding photos that can easily grace the cover wedding magazines. Dan skillfully poses couples and captures all the lovely natural emotions that the giddy bride and groom.

Let your wedding photography experience be fun. Armed with experience in all forms of wedding photojournalism photography, Dan Johanson Photography is prepared to capture and bring out your true radiance! Additionally, the experienced photographers on our team can customize some wickedly cool wedding photography albums flush mount albums, coffee table books and albums. Engagement photography session are always included in wedding photography packages and can be used to to create amazing wedding websites, guest books and save the date cards for your wedding day.

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