As much as a bride may try, the wedding day will always be a little hectic.  Sometimes we are rushed during portraits and other times we have have all the time in the world! But it was during those first few weddings that were a little rushed that I learned how important it is to be CONSTANTLY shooting.  Now I’m not encouraging photographers to shoot recklessly in hopes to just get one good shot.  I am simply saying that sometimes, if you are constantly looking for composition, you can get some awesome shots during your transitions.  When you are crunched for time and moving fast, be sure to take advantage of your transitions instead of just trying to get to the next location.  It’s hard! Believe me, I know! I remember shooting my first solo wedding (I second shot before doing a wedding on my own, don’t EVER do your first wedding alone! There is WAY too much to learn) and I was so overwhelmed.  Not only do you have to be constantly talking and reassuring your clients, you have to be adjusting your settings and WB for the changing light and you have to ALSO have to be thinking of exactly where you are going to shoot next! To top it off, you are normally fighting the clock too!

It’s A LOT to learn and I am STILL learning something new EVERY wedding I shoot.  I will never stop learning how to do this job better but I am getting more comfortable.  Now, instead of fumbling over my settings and frantically looking for locations, it’s a natural process and I can pay more attention to documenting the transitions! Use your transitions! If the bride and groom are walking to the reception, have them hold hands and shoot from behind.  If you are crossing the street, have them give you a quick smile as they cross.  You never know, sometimes transition shots can be some of your favorites!

Here are some of my favorite transitions!

9 Comments Photography
  1. Anna reply

    Beautiful, KK! I love when you do posts like this because it reminds me of all your fun experiences thus far!

  2. Julianna reply

    Love them!!!!!!! Sooooooooo gorgeous.

  3. Charity DellaCamera reply

    Love it Katelyn!! Some of my favorite shots and they weren’t even planned! I’ve never seen that one of us before it’s great! Such a fun post-thanks for sharing!

  4. Izabelinda reply

    I love your works…

  5. em reply

    Absolutely beautiful!! These are some amazing shots! Love them. kk you are so talented.

  6. Momma reply

    Very nice post KK. I like all of them!

  7. Tira J reply

    What a fun post Katelyn!

  8. Christophe reply

    Beautiful and You’re right .:)

  9. caroline reply

    I LOVE THIS POST!!!! seriously! its so natural and candid and its a great way to look at a year’s accomplishments aaand they’re moving on…beginning a wonderful life together. love it looooove it!!!

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