What makes a wedding? The smell of flowers, a trail of petals, bright lights, flowy dresses, and smiles and giggles. A wedding is an amalgamation of all this and more! I think that getting married is one of the bravest things an individual can do in his/her life. I mean think about it, you decide to spend the rest of your life, committed to the same person. For better, for worse, in sickness and in health and, for richer or poorer.
Many of you may disagree but a wedding is kinda like a mission. Just hear me out. What are the two most important things every mission needs?
- A Game Plan
- A Team
A wedding without a plan is just a recipe for disaster. Weddings need to be planned down to the tee, and even then there is a good chance that something can go wrong. To prevent any chaos on your special day, I would recommend hiring a wedding planner.
Now about the team, you need
- and most importantly, a wedding photographer
Your Secret Weapon – A Wedding Photographer
If you’re anything like me then you know that every great spy movie has a secret weapon. What is the secret weapon in weddings you ask? A Wedding Photographer.
First of all, weddings are beautiful momentous occasions and they really ought to be recorded. The team that I previously mentioned will be busy with their designated duties and in making memories. You need someone that will record every joke, giggle, smile, and tear. To some it all up, you need someone to capture the love in the air.
Being a wedding photographer is no easy job. It requires a lot of skill and communication. You could be an incredible photographer, have knowledge of stuff like exposure and contrast, but if your conversational skills are meager then I hate to break it to you, no one will hire you. The whole job of a wedding photographer is to mingle with the crowd, create a comfortable environment, and take amazing shots.
Pre-planning Of A Wedding Photographer
If you’re an aspiring wedding photographer then this part is especially for you. The first thing you have to do is land a gig. For that you need to post ads, for example, you post an ad reading, ‘photography in Minneapolis’. After that, potential clients will interact with you. Meet with your client, learn about their ideas and promise to give them your best.
Now starts the photography business. Get your idea book ready, select the best lenses and get your lighting equipment. Drone shots are something that is gaining popularity nowadays and if you ask me it’s a great investment. You can get some pretty awesome shots without actually having to do much.
Bring your A-game on the day of the wedding. Keep back-ups of everything and try to create conversations with the guests. This will help you get natural and beautiful photos.
Enjoy Your Day
Weddings are special events meant to be shared with family and friends. You should not have to worry about your job or any other issues on that day, nor should any of that be your problem. You want to look your best and who will make sure that happens? You guessed it, a wedding photographer!
To happy days, pretty pictures, and spinach-free smiles!