Setting up for these shots in advance is the best way to ensure that you will get the image that your couple will love. If there is a wedding planner, be sure to introduce yourself to them because they will become your best ally for important timing and shot angles. Wedding planners and DJ’s can give you a helpful timeline of the day’s events. Yes, believe it or not, each moment of a wedding is usually highly planned and choreographed. There will be an exact time for the start of the ceremony and it is wise to know this time and to position yourself discreetly so you can get the first shot. Before the ceremony you can photograph the guests, but you will not want to miss the couple walking down the aisle, or the guests’ reactions. Using a long lens like a EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM will allow you to capture intimate expressions while standing far enough away that you are not blocking the view of other guests- this is very important- everyone wants to see the couple more than they want to see you.