Raleigh Wedding Photography
Twelve years as a photographer, and primarily shooting Raleigh wedding photography, my ultimate goal is to make the bride and grooms experience one of a kind! From start to finish I want their interaction with me to be relaxed. When they look at the images, they will know they made the right choice in hiring Nieto Photography. Out of all the types of photography I shoot, wedding photography is my favorite. One reason is that the final product will be an heirloom for the new family. The second reason is that the wedding day incorporates so many different aspects of photography. Still life, candid, portraits, action, the wedding day has it all.
Wedding Day Portraits
Portraits are the part of the wedding day that seems to worry and trouble both the bride and the groom. Who will pose us? How long will it take? We are so awkward! Don’t worry I will take care of you! My job is to make every bride and groom as comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera as possible. When you look back on your portraits, I want your thoughts to be on how easy it was and how relaxed you were. Even though the bride and groom worry about pictures, this is my favorite part of the wedding day, when I get to make the bride and groom look their best.
As for the amount of time for portraits during the wedding day. No wedding is exactly like another. Wedding party size, family size, venue and ceremony site, and travel time are all factors that affect the schedule. I try to get as many formal portraits done before the wedding ceremony that way afterward; we are knocking out family portraits as fast as possible and allowing you to enjoy part of your cocktail hour.
Wedding Day Portrait Tips
Some methods I use to make the wedding day portraits relaxed and feeling unobtrusive:
- The First Look: This can be a controversial portrait time for a lot of brides and grooms. Do you have to do it? No! Seeing each before the ceremony allows for a more relaxed schedule and makes for some great emotional portraits. It doesn’t have to be bride and groom first look another popular option is the bride and her father.
- Stealing You: This is usually during dinner time for either sunset or night time portraits
- Use Every Moment: Over the years I have learned that using every moment as a possible portrait session makes the day more relaxed. If we are traveling from one site to another or just sitting around waiting for the next planned activity, these make fore perfect impromptu portrait situations
Location, Location, Location!
Whats great about Raleigh wedding photography is the multitude of locations. If you want elegant, country, urban, historical, or modern, the area has it all. If you are getting married in downtown Raleigh, you can have the gamut of locations outside of your wedding venue. Stepping outside of your wedding venue can bring you a world of options. An example is if you are getting married at The Stockroom at 230. Walking out into the road at night will give you the lights of Fayetteville street. Going one block down is the alleyway between the old Raleigh courthouse and a few dozen yards in the other direction is the capital building. All these locals, with planning, can take your portraits to a new level. Whats even better you can get some great candid portraits while walking from place to place. Great Raleigh wedding photography has no limits.