The thing about wedding photography is that it can turn out to be quite tough for you as a wedding photographer to keep up with the hustle and bustle of plans and schedules. One thing that tears brides and their wedding photographers apart is the issue of the missed important shots during the wedding. Once a wedding photographer misses out on an important shot that the bride was looking forward to, there are times wherein both parties won’t be able to know about it until the actual time that the photos are being exchanged or reviewed. By then, it can be already a little too late to go back and get things done the right way.
You will have no means whatsoever to rectify the situation.
This is an uncomfortable situation to be in and you need to make sure that you get to avoid it at all costs. You certainly don’t want a falling out with the bride just because of the issue of missed shots. One thing that you can do to help get this issue taken care of is to create a shot list with your clients. Ask them for a list of the most important moments that they would like you to document and get it down on paper. This way, you don’t end up missing out on anything important.
It’s quite important for you to make sure that you know how to check the temperature of how people are receiving you and the aspect of you getting them photographed all throughout the wedding. Chances are, people will start to get awkward or a little bit uncomfortable when you are shooting their pictures over prolonged periods of time. Average people are not really all that used to this kind of exposure to cameras and you need to be a little bit sensitive about things like these all of the time. It would be best if you try to go ahead and keep your distance and switch to a longer lens every once in a while, just to make people forget that you are there or at least to keep them off of the fact that you are getting their pictures taken. Out of sight, out of mind. Switching to a longer lens will allow you to keep up with the closeup shots that you are required to produce even when you are shooting your pictures from a distance. Closeups are the bread and butter of every photographer in the wedding photography industry, which is why getting a trick like this checked out can turn out to be far more useful than you would actually think.
Inner wedding circle
Get to know and keep the close company of the inner wedding circle from the entourage to the maid of honor, best man, and close friends and relatives who are active participants in the wedding preparation process. This will allow you access to the couple especially during instances wherein they might turn out to be a little too preoccupied to get back to you about last minute decisions and the like during the wedding photo shoot.