Every milestone in our client’s life is important to us too, and we really hope to be there for all the important moments in your life. It’s a journey that is precious to us, seeing the family grow! Perhaps, in years to come, we would be photographing little Joseph’s wedding. Now, wouldn’t that be amazing!
2020 was the year our services at Stories naturally progressed to include live streaming as well. As one of the photo curators for our blog, I now see more images of family members holding devices with their loved ones on screen during group photos and such. Technology has definitely become the only bridge for many of us who have friends and family across the globe.
However, experiencing what it’s like to be a virtual guest at my brother’s wedding made me really appreciate the wonders of hybrid events! The livestream was casually set up by someone else using Zoom in this case, but it still made me see how a wedding like this involves more than just cool technology. It takes thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and everyone to play their role.
Here’s what I learned about the art of live streamed weddings, as a virtual wedding guest.
1. Different camera angles make all the difference
The couple had made the effort to provide two camera angles for us virtual guests to enjoy. One was placed at the aisle, so we could get a close up of their expressions as they made their vows. What an honour! The other was at the corner, giving us a wider view of the whole stage and the first row of guests who were physically present. It was nice to see the crowd’s reaction even from behind. It felt “like the real thing”.
Choosing the right clothes colours for your photoshoot is really important. This looks different for each person of course, because we all have different skin tones. Wearing the right colour for your skin tone can really accentuate your features, making you look fresh and energised. On the contrary, choosing colours that are less suitable results in looking washed out and drained.
If the colour is too strong for your skin tone, it “overpowers” you. People get easily distracted by these unsuitable colours instead of focusing on the person wearing it. When you have a portrait or family photo with everyone wearing colours that complement their skin tone, it creates beauty and harmony to the photograph. Wearing the right colours (and having a good photographer) means that you get an amazing set of photos instead of an average one! So how do we know what colours look best on our skin tone?
What differentiates a great wedding photo set from a mediocre one? It’s the prep work and relationship between the photographer and couple of course!
In this Facebook Live Session recording, our founder Grace Tan, shares how you and your partner can build a relationship of trust with your photographer before the wedding day. Click on the video to watch!
So this Mother’s Day, we want to give all mothers the opportunity to celebrate this very moment in their lives and also remember that they have all the support they need. The journey they’re on today, is one that their mothers took with them before. We want to be part of that journey and celebrate with you too!