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Division of Wedding Day

My husband Travis and I shoot every single wedding day together. We always have and we always will. WHY? Because we believe that two shooters are better than one. That your day deserves to be captured in more than one angle and that we each bring different strengths to the table.

So, how do we divide out our tasks on the wedding day? We tag team the entire day. I know it is a bit against the grain for most photo teams- most people divide up for the pre-ceremony to save time, but have found over the years that our system really provides the best service to our couples! SO here is a peek into our division of labor during your BIG day!
PRE-CEREMONY-

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Candi- Styles bridal details
Travis- finds a spot to hang the dress, sets up ring shots
Together- capture both bride and groom getting ready with Candi focusing on wide shots and Travis on more close up.

FIRST LOOK:

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Candi- picks spot and capture focusing on the groom, also brings bride to designated spot
Travis- hangs with the groom to ease tension and captures bride’s reaction.
PORTRAITS-

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Candi- set-ups and shoots bride and groom, bridal party and family portraits
Travis captures the in between moments from the side angles.
CEREMONY-

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Candi- stands at the front of the ceremony to capture the bridal party coming down the isle at the beginning, steps behind the bridal party after the bride enters and captures a few portraits from behind then during the first prayer or song I move to the other side and again to the back of the ceremony for the exit.

Travis- stands at the back of the ceremony to get the dad and bride walking down the isle and the groom’s reaction. Moves to sides to capture different angles as well. Follows Bride and Groom out for after ceremony greeting and hugs

RECEPTION-

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Tag Team- we both capture the entrances and big events (first dance, cake cutting, toasts, etc) from different points in the room.

Travis- sets up our OCF lights and moves them as needed
Candi- takes the lead on photographing dancing

 

 

IF you liked this post you may also like why we never get bored or working in tandem.

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  1. Jill says:

    Love this post- it is so fun to see how others split up the photographing (and beautiful images too!)!

  2. Amber says:

    Neat perspective on the way you work! We’re a husband-wife photography team and we work in a similar fashion. 🙂 We can split up if time requires it, but we love the interaction and experience we can provide when everyone gets both of our complete focus. Great post!

  3. Emily says:

    This is beautiful, you guys are amazing 🙂

  4. Holly says:

    Two shooters definitely makes for a great day. I love that you guys have designated roles during the day! It sounds like this is the best way to serve your clients in an effortless way.

  5. Renee says:

    LOVE the colors!! Bold and beautiful while still soft and romantic! Perfection!

  6. Stefani says:

    Cool to see how you split up the day! Always interesting to hear how it works best for others!

  7. Misty says:

    Love this post! You guys work so well with each other! 😀

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