How To Start A Wedding Photography BusinessJuly 8, 2019
Where did they go? But that hardly matters given that you hardly knew some of the people that were huddled together in your group. And you probably had some food in your mouth when they took the pictures.
Plan your photo session for afternoon or evening light unless it is an overcast day. The light will be better and you will end up with beautiful photos. Contrary to popular belief midday sunny time is the worst time to take photos.
Eventually, be considerate. Despite the fact that there might be a ideal image prospect for the bride and groom, you have to think about how they are going to make it to that particular spot. If it normally takes you a moment of assumed to figure out how you are heading to make it, never consider to get the bride in her tasteful gown and the groom in his tux around to the location.
After you have chosen the style photography you like, you must find a photographer who photographs well in that style. Most people call a photographer and ask “How much do you charge?”. People ask this because they don’t know what else to ask. While that is a perfectly reasonable thing to want to know, it tells you nothing about your wedding photographer. A better question to ask is “Can you tell me how you photograph a wedding?” You need to review the photographer’s portfolio of past work and ask questions. You have never done this before. You should not be expected to know all the answers. As in all things, do not assume.
At these meetings, you will discuss price, payment schedule and possible deposits. Next you will discuss the plan for taking the photos. Many people also get video and digital photographs now. Do you want these? Will your photographer be able to provide these? Will there be extra fees?
The zoom lenses offered by both Canon and Nikon are vast. There are however, only two lenses that you need to focus on. A wide angle and a telephoto zoom. The 24-70mm f/2.8 and the 70-200mm f/2.8 are both industry standards for this type of photography. They are both professional class lenses though there are lesser priced aftermarket lenses that offer comparable optical and technical features.
Be happy. No one likes a grouchy photographer. So often it’s true in photography and in life that you get back what you put in. You want happy people faces in your photographs; then that’s what you have to display. Be magnanimous, agreeable, and flexible even if it kills you and keep smiling and shooting.