There's no such thing as a learning process free of mistakes and while it's totally natural to get things wrong in the beginning, it doesn't mean you're not going to make mistakes many years after becoming a wedding photographer.
Whichever the case, there are certain mistakes you need to avoid at all costs. Here they are.
Letting relatives get in the way
Every weeding has its own "Uncle Bob" who usually has one too many drinks and brings along a camera, thinking he's doing the couple a favor. That's cute and everything, except that Uncle Bob has a tendency to get in the way of every important shot you're about to take. Make sure you have a nice chat with him and help him understand it's best for him to enjoy himself than work with a camera.
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Failing to organize groups
It's not the best part of wedding photography, but it's a truth of life that group shots are among the most important memories the young couple will have as the years pass. A group shot is a moment in time when everybody comes together in one place and shares their joy. Or at least that's what it should be like, but unfortunately it can be quite difficult to arrange large groups and have them pose correctly, smile and not blink. Make sure you have full control over the situation because if the group shots aren't perfect, it's going to be your fault.
Overcomplicating things after the wedding
As soon as the wedding party is over, everybody's going to start wanting photos. It's the same with every wedding and a lot of photographers make their lives harder by not keeping things organized and succumbing to pressure from clients and their families. One of the best ways to keep things simple after wedding is using KeepSnap . It's a new platform that helps photographers earn extra income and make their photos visible for a lot more people. All you have to do is create a PIN protected gallery and start sharing the link. The friends and family of the bride and groom will then be able to purchase extra shots, helping you earn more money and getting more publicity.
Not shooting the details
Wedding photography is mostly about emotion and capturing unique expressions of joy and love. It's also about the little things, particularly those that cost a lot of money. The bride and groom will want to remember flower arrangements, shoes, candy bars and other such details. Do not make the mistake of forgetting to shoot them.
Posing too much
Newlyweds are not professional models, and while they might need some guidance here and there, they shouldn't be bothered with too many directions and posing indications. As a wedding photographer, you need to have a trained eye and anticipate the next unique and natural moment that needs to be captured.
Showing them every photo
A lot of people want to see the photo you just took of them. It's probably a natural thing, but you can't do it with 150 people. It will kill your batteries and also disrupt the shooting process.
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