Weddings are a once in a lifetime (hopefully!) occasion, and a day that the bride and groom will cherish forever. Wedding photos play a large part of this, but this can also put a huge amount of pressure on the photographer - missing a shot simply isn't an option!
The news that you are photographing your first wedding often leads to emotions ranging from excitement to apprehension, and in some cases, fear. Assuming you have experience with your equipment and have developed the necessary skills to take great photographs, the wedding event has a greater likelihood of being a successful one if you follow some key steps.
This article provides an overview of important steps to follow before, during, and after the event. As with any important job, the keys are preparation, focus, and follow-through.
What is a wedding? For a photographer it’s nothing but business. For the bride and groom it’s the most important day of their life. A day in which two lives take a decisive turn, for the better or for the worse.
So a wedding is undoubtedly a very important even for at least two people and their immediate families. The photographer must be aware of this, even though for him/her it’s just another day at work. Why is this?