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Pat Wimpee

Wedding Photography: Aisle Shots

I'm just wondering where photographers typically stand when getting pictures of the bride coming up the aisle. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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4/27/2006 1:28:01 PM

Debbie Del Tejo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2005
  I stand about the 8-10th row from the BACK of the church... I generally tell the bride and dad to WALK SLOWLY AND ENJOY THE MOMENT. This is one of the most favorite photos, and I usually get at least 5 shots in while the bride is walking in. Some photographers stand in the middle of the aisle in front of the church, but I try to be as invisible as possible, and when the bride walks by (and the wedding party), I just scoot in the pew and let the guests and future hubby enjoy the moment.

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4/27/2006 2:28:33 PM

Kerry L. Walker   I usually stand in about the same place as I do when they are coming down the aisle.
OK, I had to insert that smartbottom answer in there. I agree with Debbie. I usually stand toward the back of the church because there is usually an empty spot toward the back where I can get into the pew and out of the way of the wedding party. If the aisle is long enough, I often back up ahead of the bride and Dad and get a few extra shots.

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4/27/2006 2:35:43 PM

Pat Wimpee   Thanks Debbie and Kerry for your response. I definatley don't want to be in the way, so that sounds good.

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4/28/2006 8:23:38 PM

Slim Brady 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/1/2006
  2nd row, if your a pro. Left or right side doesn't matter. 70-200mm, no flash at 800-1600 if you have to. Digital fill in PS for dark areas (eyes and wherever else it needs it).

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4/30/2006 7:56:33 PM

Christopher A. Walrath
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/25/2006
  I always set aside an aisle seat on the grooms side in the 3rd thru 5th row, crouch down on the side of the aisle, snap, duck back in, wait to pass, lather rinse and repeat until the bride passes and the group up front are situated. Then I duck out quietly and head for the back to make my natural light stills of the ceremony. Most reverends, what have you, prefer no flash photography during the ceremony. Ask first.

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5/3/2006 3:41:20 PM

Pat Wimpee   Thanks all of you for your advice. I really appreciate it.

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5/3/2006 8:24:57 PM

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