Wedding photography is a tough job, one that involves a ton of work and even more stress. Somehow, in amongst the biggest day of your clients’ lives, you have to figure out a way to deliver them the best photos they’ve ever seen. That’s a tall task, to say the least!
Maximizing your ability to deliver top-notch products will certainly go a long way in helping you overcome the obstacles inherent in being a wedding photographer. Though there are many gadgets, products, and services out there that can help you in that endeavor, we’ve put together a list of three of the very best wedding photography tools that are truly game-changers. Check it out!
Having your clients foot the bill for their prints and wedding album is so 20th century! Today, top-notch photographers around the world have flipped the wedding industry on its head and are giving their clients the option of having their wedding photography crowdfunded (crowd-gifted) by their friends, family, and other guests. But how?
Album Registry, that’s how!
Album Registry takes a cue from traditional wedding registries in that it allows your clients to select the prints, albums, and other products they want from you, place the target amount on the Album Registry website for their loved ones to purchase on their behalf. It’s a beautiful way for guests to contribute to the one thing that best captures the memories of the day - the prints and albums generated from the photos you take.
By allowing your client’s loved ones to contribute to your professional products and services, Album Registry makes it more likely that your clients get the photographic experiences they most want. All you have to do is provide your clients with your unique Album Registry link, they share it with their guests, and people can go to that link to add their contribution to the project.
If the products your clients select aren’t fully funded, you can still provide a high-quality product that fits the gifted amount, so your clients get a top-notch memento to commemorate their day regardless of the funding level. Your clients won’t be left without, and you’ll have another entry on your list of happy clients. It’s the best way to handle orders for prints, albums, and other products from your wedding clients. What are you waiting for? Sign up for Album Registry today!
The great thing about the Shootsac for wedding photographers is that it offers great protection for your lenses, but is incredibly easy to access at the same time. When your job requires you to act quickly and react to different situations with different lenses, you need that kind of easy access to make quick work of your lens changes.
Shootsac is made of neoprene, so it’s nice and soft for your lenses while being lightweight - a trait your shoulders are sure to enjoy. Store anywhere from three to six lenses in an individual pouch that accommodates varying focal lengths, from wide-angle to telephoto and everything in between. If you don’t need six lenses, use the remaining pouches to hold accessories like flashes, a mini tripod, and so on. The more mobile you can be, the more apt you are to get the shots of the day that will be most memorable. Change up your wedding photography game by traveling fast and light with Shootsac!
Vello QuickDraw Rotating Flash Bracket
As a wedding photographer, you need the flexibility of easily switching between landscape and portrait mode, even when you need to fire your flash. The QuickDraw Rotating Flash Bracket by Vello allows you to do just that. Have your flash perfectly positioned above the camera regardless of the format in which you are shooting. With the flash up and away from the camera body, you’re less likely to get red-eye and more likely to eliminate harsh shadows. The result is better images in camera that you have to spend less time touching up in post. What’s not to like about that?
Whether it’s a wedding album for the 21st century, a cutting-edge lens carrying system, or a simple flash bracket that helps you take better photos, these must-have wedding accessories will help you make the most of your time and efforts on your client's big day. You’ll be able to work faster, more effectively, and get more shots the client desires. That’s a win-win situation all the way around!