The zoo is a great place to take pictures. There are a lot of options.
Some photographers worry about the crowds. Crowds can be a factor or you can work them into the picture as part of the composition. Ever see a crowd gawk or stand aside when a wedding party walks through! It’s like parting the sea.
There are the animals as well that can be cleverly incorporated into shots. I once asked the couple to mirror the animals we were looking at- totally hilarious series of pictures.
Inside the St Louis Zoo there is a very cool flooring. Here I had the couple stand while the wedding party walked quickly around them. It created a lovely and interesting picture for the couple.
Settings- F 3.2 with focus point on couple.
1/15 ISO 400
and a good pillar to lean on for stability.
I over exposed by a 1/3 to make it pop a little more.
Regardless of the zoo- there are many fun shots that are possible with the couple.
Don’t be afraid to ask your photographer to hit the zoo- you are paying them and if it fits the timeline, they should take you and have fun with it.
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