We at True Photography love photographing for all faiths and religious beliefs. When our clients bring cultural traditions into the wedding celebration, it adds a richness to the event. Such is the case with Catholic weddings. We have had the privilege of working with Catholic wedding couples since our company first began. As photographers, we know how emotional it is when two people join together in holy unison. They have made a decision to not only share their lives together, but also their faith. It is a beautiful thing to witness and to take part in. Browse our San Diego Catholic Wedding Photography for examples!
Catholic Wedding Ceremony Photography
Our team is very accustomed to photographing weddings at San Diego Catholic Churches. We know many of the officiants by name, if not as personal acquaintances or friends. Having familiarity with the church service helps us to capture the proceedings. Also, knowing the church buildings and layouts gives us insight into providing the best coverage. For example, let's say there are two photographers at your Catholic wedding ceremony. One can be upfront, capturing the emotions of the vow exchange. At the same time, the other photographer can be in the back of the room or up high. This enables us to preserve the reaction of guests simultaneously, or to show the entire room at once.
Not all Catholic wedding ceremonies are held in a San Diego Catholic Church. There may be Catholic or even interfaith couples who choose to hold their wedding ceremony at a typical wedding venue. Or, they may hold a smaller private ceremony at a residence or beach, and then host a large wedding reception. But as is often the case in Catholic weddings, the ceremony is held at a church here in San Diego. Or else in a nearby area, such as Carlsbad or La Jolla. If you are planning an offsite wedding and would like a recommendation on an officiant, let us know. We will likely have one to recommend, depending on your level of observance.
Things To Keep In Mind For Photography At Catholic Weddings
As mentioned, the wedding ceremony and reception are often in two different places at Catholic weddings. Because of this, you will want to set your event and photography timeline accordingly. For example, give your guests ample time to get from one location to another without cutting it too tight. Otherwise, your family members may miss out on cocktail hour photography.
Keep in mind that if your relatives are visiting from out of town, they may not know the area as well. Also, you will want to account for traffic conditions on the day of your wedding. If you plan your Catholic wedding photography timeline with a buffer, there should be no issue. Our photography specialists will work with you to plan out the events of the day, to ensure there is complete coverage.
Also, let us know if there are other traditions you will be following. For example, if you plan to wait until the the wedding ceremony to see each other, this is something you will want to talk over with your team of San Diego wedding photographers. This is because it may be challenging to capture both of you in separate locations. In fact, it may be physically impossible! If this is the case, you'll want to ensure to have two photographers included in your wedding photography pricing. This is just one of the many factors we will use to put together the best package for your Catholic wedding.
Specifics of Your Catholic Wedding
As you can see, we have photographed a lot of Catholic weddings over the years :) Some of these weddings were traditional, and others more secular. We are happy to tailor our service to your level of observance. If there are adjustments we need to make, or things to keep in consideration, we are happy to do so. Whatever your scenario is, it's very likely we've encountered something like it before.
For example, we have photographed dry weddings (no alcohol) and also weddings where there was no dancing by request of the wedding couple. And then we have captured Catholic wedding receptions that are indistinguishable from other religions or cultures. So whatever your specific practice or custom is, know that we are here to respect and support you.
Videography For Your Catholic Wedding
In addition to great wedding photography, we also help provide Catholic Wedding videography. This is done through our partner Tidal Wedding Films. So if you would like to see wedding videography included in your photography package, be sure to tell us. This way, we can create a package option that works well for you. And, it will contain everything you want to have included, from a priority perspective.
We are excited to learn more about your upcoming Catholic wedding, and to provide ideas and recommendations. Contact us to get started!