Don't forget to fit a slot for the couple's wedding day/ evening Photography session.
People while planning the wedding keep a slot and schedule everything else but generally end up ignoring a specific slot for the wedding photographers to take some stylised photographs of the new wed couple. These are the images which will probably end up on the cover of your wedding album or coffee table book.
Well, its good to have a lot of candid shots of the couple and a good wedding photographer can certainly get a good enough number of Natural spontaneous photographs as they spend some candid moments together on the stage or as they participate in various Indian rituals through the night. The Jai mala, the Pheras, Bidai and all other moments in between make for good photographs but still nothing to beat the conventional Portrait session. Not that it has to be done in a cliche manner, but a Portrait session of the newly wed or about to be wed couple definitely is a significant part of the wedding schedule and it helps to spare few minutes to about half an hour for it.
Destination weddings are always fun especially when the destination is Pushkar - Ajmer in Rajasthan. This session at Pratap Palace, Pushkar was done very late at night when celebrations were over and everyone but for the mischevious friends, had gone back to their rooms. What you don't see in the Photograph is the bunch of friends imitating the poses :-)
Tivoli gardens in Chattarpur area in Delhi has one of the open areas with the train compartments on one side. the young couple was photographed along the train after the Sagan ceremony.
Another one shot in one of the corridors of Tivoli garden. When there is time at hand, the wedding photographers are not under so much pressure to shoot fast. It's a creative job and a team work between the Photographer and the couple. "Together we Rock" Photography and cinematography team discusses with the client beforehand if the couple is interested in the Portrait session so that they can keep it in mind and spare a slot for it.
Another one from a Destination wedding in Rajasthan. samode palace on the outskirts of Jaipur in Rajasthan is quite a sort after Destination wedding venue.
A Candid spontaneous moment captured forever on their 25th Anniversary. Portrait session don't alway have to be very formal and good photographers do get a chance to capture some natural moments in between as well.