A Guide to Photographing a Wedding Ceremony

Photographing a wedding is one of the most challenging and high-pressure scenarios a photographer can face, particularly since there are no do-overs, and they require you to balance a wide variety of skills and techniques, all while being creative at the same time. As such, being as prepared as possible before you ever set foot in the venue is crucial. This excellent video tutorial features an experienced wedding shooter guiding you through the process of photographing the ceremony. 

Coming to you from Katelyn James, this great video tutorial will show you some helpful advice for photographing a wedding ceremony. If you are newer to wedding photography and feeling a bit unsure of how to get started, one particularly good way to get a feel for it is by assisting an established shooter. Not only will this will help you learn the ropes in a lower-pressure scenario and with the guidance of an experienced photographer to help you along, it ensures that you do not have to focus on getting all the highest-priority shots, which will allow you to focus a bit more on mastering the ins and outs of the genre. Check out the video above for the full rundown from James. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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I really think that if you need to learn the basics, you shouldn't be shooting a wedding