- Wedding Photography Tips: Invest in the Right Gear and Learn How to Use It
- Wedding Photography Tips: Plan Properly
- Wedding Photography Tips: Shoot RAW Photos & Be Creative
- The One Simple Step to Wedding Photography Packages
- Final Thoughts on Wedding Photography Packages
- Recommended Photography Gear
- How to Build Wedding Photography Packages
- Beginner Tips for Building a Successful Photography Business
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- 5 Simple Yet Effective Tips for Boosting Your Professional Photography Business
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When photographing weddings, capturing timeless moments and crafting the perfect love narrative can be challenging. With that said, as wedding photographers strive to deliver exceptional content for their clients, following one simple step can elevate your wedding photography packages to a whole new level.
Lucky for you, this article aims to share that step with you and teach you how to easily implement it in your wedding photography business! However, before we jump straight into the money-making secret, we will also explore a few bonus wedding photography tips to enhance the quality of your photos and videos.
So, join us as we unravel the simplicity behind this crucial step and discover how it can enrich your wedding photography packages, increase the satisfaction of your clients, and, ultimately, make you more money as a wedding photographer!
Check out the video above by John Branch IV Photography for more wedding photography tips if you are new to shooting weddings.
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Wedding Photography Tips: Invest in the Right Gear and Learn How to Use It
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Our first tip for wedding photography is to buy the right equipment. And while this might sound obvious, it starts with your camera and lenses. There are certain cameras (interchangeable lens cameras like DSLR and mirrorless cameras) and lenses that will help you consistently capture better wedding photos.
Other important wedding photography products you should own include tripods, a lighting kit, external flashes, camera bags, spare memory cards/batteries, and a backup camera body. Once you have all the gear above, don’t forget to get to know it and practice shooting with it before working in a professional setting.
Additionally, we highly recommend using two separate cameras when photographing a wedding. Having two cameras with different focal length lenses speeds up your workflow and makes you more prepared to capture the perfect shot regardless of the shooting situation.
Wedding Photography Tips: Plan Properly
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Another important part of the wedding photography process is the planning. This includes many often-overlooked (but important) things like establishing a good relationship with your client, scouting the location before the wedding day, having a plan B in case your primary shoot location can’t be used, and so forth.
Creating a detailed and unique shot list before every new wedding is a must-do. While it’s okay to have a few generic shots on your list, you also need to speak with the soon-to-be-married couple beforehand to see if there are any specific shots they are looking for. Knowing the location well also helps build a successful shot list.
If it’s a large wedding (especially if the couple wants photos and videos), don’t be afraid to hire help. Having multiple photographers allows you to capture different angles and perspectives of the wedding and increases the number of pictures you’ll have in your final photo pool.
Wedding Photography Tips: Shoot RAW Photos & Be Creative
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One of the most common mistakes new wedding photographers make is shooting JPEGs instead of RAW files. While the colors of JPEGs might look bolder and brighter at first glance, they offer significantly less editing capabilities. And today, editing has become an integral part of the photography process.
In contrast, with RAW files, the editing possibilities are nearly limitless. Inside your post-processing software (Adobe Lightroom is our go-to), you can adjust everything from the exposure and colors to the clarity and noise of RAW files.
And don’t forget to always be creative – whether that’s while you are shooting a wedding or editing your images. In the end, photography is an art, and it’s up to you to make your wedding photography packages stand out against the competition.
The One Simple Step to Wedding Photography Packages
Finally, providing high-quality products to your wedding clients is the one simple step that will instantly enhance your wedding photography packages. Tons of wedding photographers only give digital copies of their wedding photos to their clients, but you can set yourself apart by offering amazing physical products, too.
Our favorite product to include in our wedding photography packages is this Premium Gift Box by Saal Digital. It is 100% customizable, doesn’t include any distracting brand logos, and is made from premium-quality materials like a 0.15”-thick customizable acrylic cover. Combined with a beautiful leatherette, the gift box is a true statement piece for your client’s photo book.
Your photography clients will absolutely love the personalized touch a premium gift box adds to your packages, and it will give them something physical they can hold in their hands and look back on to remember their special day forever. And at the end of the day, happy customers translate to more wedding gigs and more money for you!
Check out the video above by Saal Digital Corporation for a closer look at one of the photo books you can get with the Premium Gift Box.
Final Thoughts on Wedding Photography Packages
While tons of photographers are taking great wedding photos, only a handful of them are providing the wedding photography products their clients deserve. That’s where you come in! You can improve your photography business overnight simply by adding higher-quality products, like the Premium Gift Box, to your wedding photography packages!
Interested in adding other products to your wedding photography packages, too? Here’s a list of more wedding photography products currently available on Saal Digital: