We are John & Tamera Webb, your Blue Ridge Wedding Photographer. Today we would like to talk about one of our favorite features when photographing your couple, the “Weddingscape”.
The term , and first example of this type of photography, that I ever saw was by the fabulous Marcus Bell.
You certainly can see other examples of that particular style in use by other professional photographers. What we try to do with our clients is to emphasize that the weddingscape is intended to be wall art, and large wall art at that. Think nothing smaller than a 16×20 and we much prefer 20×30.
One thing to keep in mind is that there is more to executing a weddingscape that just sticking your couple out there and shooting.
We like to prepare them with suggestions or hints that will trigger an action and reaction.
Once your couple is set-up, give them time to ease into the area and the interaction with each other. Go for a series of shots to capture the milliseconds of emotion and facial expressions etc.
One advantage you have is you will normally be shooting this, regardless of your lens choice, so far off the couple that their ability to relax and be themselves with each other should be pronounced.
I will often ask them to stay put while I check a few things, intentionally dropping my camera while keeping an eye on them. As soon as I get the moment I was waiting for, you quickly raise and shoot. It requires sensitivity to your clients, a good antennae and excellent timing.
Timing for weather and light conditions is very important.
Adding weddingscapes to your portfolio and skill-set will offer your clients unique and beautiful wall art.
Remember to still shoot for the timing of emotion and moments and with your own heart.
We are John & Tamera Webb. We operate a Wedding Photography Studio in Blue Ridge Ga.
Shoot with your heart on the shutter and happy shooting!