Zach Ashcraft’s Guide to Great Bridal Prep Photos

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This post first appeared on Zach Ashcraft’s blog, and is being syndicated by The Phoblographer. All photographs are copyrighted Zach Ashcraft, and are being used with permisison.

Bridal Prep is one of my favorite parts of the wedding day to capture. You can see and feel the excitement in the bridal party and families as they start to arrive at the venue. There are also a wealth of details and candid moments to capture, and usually a fantastic or easily controllable lighting environment.

There are a few things that I always like to accomplish and look for during Bridal Prep.

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Zach Ashcraft: Taking Better Senior Portraits

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All images by Zach Ashcraft. Used with permission.

Zach Ashcraft is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Dallas, Texas. He is also an avid landscape photographer and traveler, having visited 40 states. But when he pitched his work to us, we were most enthralled by not only his wedding photography, but his senior portraits. Senior portraits are one of the more profitable ways to make a living from shooting portraits, but it has less to do with the gear and more about working with parents and the budding adult.

Zach shared a couple of tips with negotiations, locations, and getting the right timing.

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