Wedding photography duo, Kikitography, share their tips ‘n tricks for capturing the perfect wedding day.
Why did you choose wedding photography?
It just happened — we instantly fell in love from our first wedding. It’s such a privilege to meet people from all over the world and get a glimpse into (and share) in their love stories. We get excited every time we head out to shoot a wedding!
How would you describe your style?
You can place us in the documentary wedding photography category.
Describe your perfect wedding day…
The perfect wedding day would be where the focus is 100% on the celebration of love; capturing the beauty of the relationship celebrated that day in all its fleeting moments.
What is your favourite moment to photograph at a wedding?
It has to be those authentic, special moments between the bride and groom and their parents. From personal experiences, we’ve grown to love the energy of marriage and the relationships that go with it. To see the start of this incredible journey is exciting every single time!
How do you keep a nervous bride calm?
The first thing you should do is to stay calm yourself: You’re so much more than a photographer at a wedding and your number one priority is to be supportive and remember that you’re dealing with very real feelings.
What are three essentials for capturing the big day?
- Being alert and anticipating what will happen next.
- Connecting with the couple you’re photographing.
- Shooting with your whole heart.
Have you had any wedding challenges?
Our biggest challenge is to actively and consciously connect with each and every one of our clients. If there’s a connection, half of the work is already done.
Any technicalities the books don’t tell you about wedding photography?
How to work with people. In my opinion, your gear shouldn’t be your main concern when you start out. The more you focus on connecting with couples and capturing the essence of who they are, the more people will talk to you and want to connect back. The key thing is that any couple wants to feel comfortable in front of the lens and you need to make that happen.
Anything you wish someone would’ve told you about wedding photography?
I wish someone would have told us earlier that we should not give attention to the drama of the wedding industry, and that we should never compare ourselves or our work to that of other photographers. Get inspiration from, but never compare.
Any advice for amateur wedding photographers?
Focus more on your clients and capturing their special moments and less on what other photographers might think of your work.