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Bridal Prep

A lot of photographers’ favourite part of the day to capture, bridal prep can contain the entire gamut of emotion – from nerves, to extreme laughter, tears and excitement, to incredibly quiet and reflective; it’s all there in bridal prep. Here are pieces by our members that specifically offer bridal prep tips and techniques:

This Is How: ‘Secret Moment’ by Martin Hecht

Super to have Martin Hecht with us today, as he takes us behind the scenes of this fab bridal prep capture. Really interesting to hear how his close bond with the bride and her family enabled him to get the shot, how the composition came about, and more…thanks, Martin!

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This is Storytelling: ‘Nele & Michael’ by Sanne De Block

We’re absolutely delighted to have the brilliant Belgium-based TiR member Sanne De Block on the site today, taking us behind the scenes of her recent Story Award – but not only does Sanne talk in depth about that, she also lets us know how she won a Reportage Award which came from the same wedding; double-documentary goodness! We can’t recommend this post enough, with fantastic insights into working in wet conditions (so wet that one of her cameras stopped working properly – eek! – and how she dealt with the problem), practical advice on how to capture in-between moments, lens and flash info, and much more…

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This Is How: ‘The Crying Mirror’ by Ash Davenport of Miki Studios

Honoured to have the brilliant Ash Davenport of Miki Studios on the site today to tell us how he got this Reportage Award-winning capture from Collection Two. Ash shares great insights into noticing potential for extreme moments, composition, the importance of a pre-wed to build rapport (and thus capture this intimate moment), and much more. Brilliantly, we also have thoughts about the image from the bride herself. A fantastic read!

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This Is How: ‘Pouring On The Dress’ by Eve Dunlop

Honoured to have the fab Eve Dunlop on the site today to take us behind the scenes of this fantastic bridal prep capture of hers. Really great tips on how to immediately put people at ease (a vital skill!), using natural light, shooting at different angles and from the subject’s point of view, composition and more…thanks, Eve!

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This Is How: ‘Two Faces’ by Anna Poole

Honoured to have the great Anna Poole of Luna Weddings with us today, taking us behind the scenes of her recent Reportage Award (Anna actually won two awards in Collection Three; an incredible feat, with only the top 4% of submissions awarded worldwide). Really great insights into getting creative, spotting opportunities, off-camera flash, patience, persistence and more. Anna also shares other images from the series she took, as well as a SOOC file. So interesting; a brilliant read!

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