There are many wedding photographers, to put it bluntly, there many self-proclaimed, expert wedding photographer, but often than not their quality cannot live up to that of a professional. You are here because you are determined to be able to find out what makes a great, or even better, the best wedding photographer?
To be able to become one, the best way is to learn from people are there already. Here we have compile concise summary of advice from some of the best wedding photographers from www.joannebphotography.co.uk.
Often than not your brides and grooms have certain important things they want you to absolutely not miss or that they want to do a certain pose for fun, but if you cannot make the time or place to talk, it won’t be able to happen and they will complain!
Know them well
Some of the most important things you need to know about your clients after the wedding are the family members. Ask about how many siblings they have, will their grandparents be there, are there any cousins or nephews they want to have their pictures taken with. All these questions lead to important pictures that they really don’t want to miss when everybody is wearing their dresses, heels, and best makeup with the bride.
Way before the guests, arrive, ask your clients to make the extra time to arrive at the venue earlier because there are so many precious moments and pictures you could take.
Venue and small details
After spending so many efforts in choosing and time in decorating the place, you don’t want all those to go finish in just a day. Take detailed pictures of the décor, flowers, ring, and venue overview before anyone arrives; this makes a great addition to the wedding album!
Couple first meeting and posed pictures
Though it is unfortunate that the guests won’t be able to see their expression when they first see each other in wedding dress and tuxedo, you will have so much time and your clients in fresh condition to take posed pictures. Of course, don’t miss the first moments of revelation to the groom in particular!
Get help if you need it
For a private sized wedding party, a single photographer is usually enough to capture all the important moments, but when party takes place in a bigger venue with more than 50 guests around, it might be good to get a second photographer help. This is something you can tell your clients about, OR you can ask for exchange help with a fellow wedding photographer.
There are many things you have to make sure of before going to the party: battery, memory slot, functioning camera(s), and lightning equipment. While they sound redundant, but trust me when I say that many of those best wedding photographers had at least once close to screwing up the photography at least once because they ran out of battery, forgot to renew the memory card, seeing ERR:99 in their camera screen and so on.
Many couples are usually tired and stressed out, aside from being excited of getting married because of the long preparation they have to make. Getting their pictures taken for 8 hours straight may not be really enjoyable, although they did pay you for it. Knowing this fact, it is your job to blend in and unobtrusive during the whole photo session.