SAM&TIN 2017 WEDDING 2/3 – Church Ceremony

This is the 2nd part of my wedding post. Whenever I give images to my clients it’s always in 3 major segments of their big day – Preparation, Church Ceremony and Reception.

Wedding photographers should always have the timetable and location a few days before the wedding in order for them to prepare and plan the logistics of the day. They should work hand in hand with the event organizer for a smooth production or else it will be chaos and no one wants that on their wedding.

Whenever I do weddings, I always look for those candid moments as these are the images that can never be replicated and once you miss the opportunity to take the shot then you miss the chance to capture a moment in your client’s life.

These are the images from my wedding. Images are taken by different photographers mentioned in the previous post. I did all the editing as I am very detailed when it comes to post production.

bro and papa
Maid of honor



Tension for photographers actually starts when the entourage starts to come in. This is the moment one should not miss. This is also one reason why I prefer to have another shooter on the day, so your 2nd shooter should just be at the end of the altar to shoot whoever comes in and you should be focused on the bride.
samtin-56samtin-7samtin-6ย or if you’re nimble enough, then you can run from the church entrance then to the altar to capture 2 different angle of the bride. ๐Ÿ™‚

Don’t forget to capture the look on the groom’s face the first time he sees his bride. Or other guests who’re caught in the moment.




I actually cried. But they were focused on the bride so they were only able to see this on my face. ๐Ÿ™‚

Then you have traditions/cultures. Here is our concept of respecting our elders. Filipinos call it “MANO”


Also remember that there will be kids. lots of ’em. So remember to take photos of the kids. Parents will love photos of their kids. Seriously, they’re the first ones to like the photo once it’s up in social media.

Kids will bring out different reactions to everyone. This one was captured when one of my nephew as part of the entourage was walking the aisle.


When we were exchanging our vows, She was teary-eyed but strong enough to hold it in.


Prepare to bring a wide lens too. As the last part of the Ceremony will be all about group shots.

Bride’s brother and Mom/ My Mom and Dad
grooms parents
Groom’s Family
Bride’s Family
Principal Sponsors
man of honor/maid of honor/best man
Bride’s Maid and my mate
Groom’s extended Family
Bride’s Family

Don’t forget a photo to end the church program. Guests will want this and will be waiting for you on your way out of the church.


Since Facebook degrades quality of images, you’ll find the rest of the image on the slideshow below.

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