How to shoot Candid Wedding Photography
A quick guide to Candid Wedding Photography
I shoot most of the wedding day candid. My target market is, amoungst other things, couples who value their family & friends. Getting amazing photos of people on a wedding day is never during the boring formal group photos. Amazing photos are of amazing moments.
How many photos to take on a wedding day?
This might shock you, it might not, but I take a minimum of 5000 photos during a wedding day. At least 80% of them are taken with my Nikon Z6 with my 85mm 1.8s lens, with the remaining 20% taken with my Nikon Z5 and my 35mm 1.8s. It's not that I don't love the 35mm focal length, it's just I have never really taken to it for capturing weddings. Since the move to mirrorless I take more photos than I did before, but there are SO MANY moments to capture on a wedding day that the couple/paying clients are missing and which deserve to be documented.
What gear do I need?
For every one of these images, I used the Nikkor 85mm 1.8s lens. The focal length is perfect for taking candids, not to mention the lens itself is world class.
- Nikon Z5
- Nikon z6
- Nikkor 85mm 1.8s
- Nikkor 35mm 1.8s