Hi All! I have one more bit of information for you. How do you get ready for a wedding? I don't mean your equipment check or that. I mean how do you get pysched up for the shoot? How do you find inspiration for the day. I wanted to share with you what I do. I usually get up extra early. I am usually up and working by 8 am of the wedding day. Today for example is a wedding day shoot...yes, a Friday wedding. I like to check out websites and collect images that I can think about for the days shoot. Does this work? Absolutely, I have a collection of images from websites, magazines, books, and videos that I have put together so I can review them. As a matter of fact, if I have a second shooter I bring two copies and I explain what shots I would like him/her to focus on. This way we can review the progress as we go. This morning I was reviewing a video I have titled "Masters of Wedding Photography 2." I was watching Marcus Bell this morning and thinking about how he causally poses the shots and then gets to work after the formals are done.....very creative and artistically inspiring.
I also like to google words like "wedding", "portrait", etc., and look through google images. You never know what you will fine.
What goes you up in the morning?