Top Ten Mistakes Wedding Photographers Make @MediaNovak
Weddings are emotionally-charged moments for everyone involved. As weddings are logistical nightmares in any event, for the photographer to eliminate as many potential problems and mistakes as possible the first order of business is to communicate with the wedding party.
This does a few things; it enables you to get an idea of their “game plan”, so you can set your strategy. Otherwise, if your plan is to wing it (which is highly inadvisable), you’ll miss out on the best opportunities to get single and group photos, and you can also be rushed – all of which can contribute to poor photographs.
Create a “Shot List” with someone intimately involved with the Day’s Schedule. This way you’ll know when there is down time for you to go grab candids… the “true” bread’n butter of wedding photography
It’s vitally important for you to ESTABLISH A RAPPORT WITH THE BRIDE AND GROOM, because they need to feel most comfortable with you. It’s best to take a series of photos of them prior to the wedding, so you can learn how to communicate with them best in order to get them. An engagement photography session is one good time to do so.If you skip this crucial part of the process, when it comes down to the actual day of the wedding, the Bride & Groom won’t be at ease with you around or with you issuing commands, barking out orders and other dictates to get what you want so they’re happy with the end result.