One thing you should never do, is come between a woman and her wedding plans, no one has and lived to tell the tale. This is for a good reason. A wedding symbolizes the start of something new, a beautiful new chapter with your partner, hand in hand, facing whatever the world throws at you—Bonnie and Clyde crime style. But with every special memory comes the need to properly document it so you can look back in time and smile as the memories playback in slow-mo. And for this, the services of a wedding photographer would be needed.
This is where you come in.
It is your job to show up and make this special day even more special when the new couple goes through the many shots. This is not the easiest thing to do as different people have different tastes and expectations. Still, if you follow the following tips, you can make the world’s newest couple grin from cheek to cheek. So be sure you pack your best camera equipment.
Tips for being an excellent wedding photographer
If you are looking to model your craft after Tom Baskind photography, the following will set you on the right path:
This perhaps is the most crucial consideration. You cannot import the tastes from a previous job to the current job, you cannot say because it worked for a certain couple you worked with, it would work for this. You must make a conscious effort to understand the thought process of your clients. Their extremes like and dislikes. Check pictures they have together to understand how they are likely to pose and the looks they are sure to strike. Ask the bride what kind of wedding gown she would wear, so you can develop a concept to go with the style.
This is very helpful as it helps you paint a detailed picture of what needs to be done. Inquire from the couple what shots they would like to have, and with who. This particularly helps with family shots, so no family member is left out at the end of the day. Hint: Thomas does this every time!
This is not mandatory, but it is advised you do, so you would have an idea of how the light would play in your shots. Visiting the different locations before the big day would allow you to figure out the potential problems that might arise and fix them. A few test shots and you would be good to go.
Anything can happen, and I mean anything. There could be a last-minute change in venue, the weather can take a dark turn. But whatever happens, be that photographer that rises up to the challenge and still delivers a good job. It is best to go with at least two cameras, a backup in case you run into any technical issues.