Shooting action sequences is something you’re more likely to do at a sporting event or graduation ceremony or photographing birds in your backyard. However, I believe shooting action sequences has a place in wedding and engagement photography as well.
I’m not sure when I began doing this but it seems at every wedding, engagement, or lifestyle portrait session I shoot one action sequence. Maybe it goes back to my days of film making or my need to storyboard a photography session or my fondness for reading comic books as a kid. But regardless the reason, I still enjoy piecing the sequence together. And truth be told, I probably enjoy shooting the sequence as much, if not more than, my clients enjoying remembering them.
As with any technique or trend, a little is better than a lot. Thus for me the magic number is one – one short action sequence consisting of between three and five photographs. Most often I use the action sequence images to create a single collage photograph.
However, other times I might actually use the action sequences photographs as single stand-alone images in the collection.
Beaufort Photography Co. strives to offer our clients not only memorable images that speak to the heart but fun and whimsical ones that take them straight back to that most special of days. Whether crashing waves along the Crystal Coast, a walk down Front Street in historic Beaufort, or that “first look” on your wedding day, we hope you’ll trust us to capture your wedding, engagement, and other photographs, complete with an action sequence or two.