Below are some useful tips for the guys
1. Don’t be late! You have to be with the registrars
by the time they’ve given you, churches are a bit
more relaxed but registrars have a strict timeline
and will be performing other weddings.
2. Walking down the aisle. This is your first chance to see
each other on your wedding day, grooms look at that
beautiful bride walking towards you, don’t be shy.
3. Sometimes photos can take a little time, but smile and enjoy them. These photos are going to be with you forever, and one or some of them will end up as prints in your house. You’re going to want to look happy in them. I’ll try and not keep you for long.
4. If you’re planning a surprise for your wedding day, make sure I’m aware of it so I’m ready with my camera.
On the day, take some time out with your bride, even for a few minutes. It can be a little crazy with every minute planned out and everyone wanting your attention, but find a break so the two of you can just enjoy your own company for a little while. This is one of the main benefits to the bride and groom portraits – I take you away from everyone, so you have time to just be.
Groomsmen (Best man & Ushers)
5. Be there for your groom if he needs your help getting people for photos and items.
6. Put phone, keys etc in your back or jacket pocket, it looks better on the photo than having a mini plasma screen visible in your pocket in the photo.
7. Let me know if you have funky socks, cool cuff links, pin badges, heirloomssuch as pocket watch or wrist watch – I want to photograph them.
8. In photos the groom gets to choose how to stand, hands in pockets, hands clasped in front, hands behind back – whatever feels most comfortable.
9. You may want to pick up the groom – go for it! as long as I have
the camera ready I’m all up for it!. Just don’t drop him!
10. Your speech. Don’t make it too long. I love a good best man’s speech but remember if it’s before food the catering staff are waiting to serve, and they don’t want it to be cold – plus anything longer than 10-15 mins and you’re probably going to lose the audience, so be wise.