Image Control Photography have had many years of experience in the Essex and surrounding areas and now love to give helpful tips to any amateur photographers planning to carry out their first wedding assignment
Wedding photography Tip No.1. Walk on the comfort side
Doing wedding photography you walk miles and believe me you don’t want to wear a new pair of shoes. Fine new footwear looks great in the photographs, but I suggest you leave that to the guests. Always wear s comfortable pair of shoes. Trainers are comfortable, but just not professional.
Wedding photography Tip No. 2 Don’t miss the brides favourite shots
I hear this time and time again, so and so photographer didn’t get the photographs I particularly wanted. This does happen for many reasons, weddings invariably run late and photographs are missed. It’s a fact of life. However, the bride will most certainly have a list of “Must Have” photographs. These are important. So, get together with the bride and ask her to do a “Must Have” list. One bride we photographed did her list. It ran into 5 pages of A4 paper but this was a little unusual I must say. Try to plant a seed in the brides head for no more than 20 photographs as all these extra photographs take up much precious times out of the day.
Wedding photography Tip No. 3. I’ve got the power
It is vital that you have enough power to last through the day. Having to stop shooting because your camera has run out of power is a capital offence (or it should be), you should know how many photographs your camera can take before you need to charge the battery up again. So make sure you have a fully charged battery and at least one spare. When we carry out a wedding assignment we always carry 3 batteries per camera. It makes the bags feel like a ton weight but you never know when you need them and running out of power is just not an option.
More tips on my next blog