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29-Jun-2019 05:28

I’ve been shooting weddings for 18 years and while I do not claim to be a know-it-all, I will say I’ve seen a wide range of the glamorous, and not so glamorous, sides of the business. I estimate about 20-40 hours of editing time per wedding shoot.

Many people see the money wedding photographers charge for a day of shooting and think, “I can do that no problem! Stress levels are up on a wedding day, to say the least.

They may be totally relaxed and just send an email two weeks before, letting you know the check will be in the mail today and we’ll see you at the wedding.

Or you may get a call a day asking if they can add shots to the family list, or if a long lost cousin, who really wants to get into photography, can ghost you.

But above all else, I believe it’s very important to remain professional in this situation.

You’re there to do a job and capture the revelry, not get lost in it.

I almost always abstain from drinking during a shoot (unless the hosts are so heavy handed as to make my not having a sip come across as highly offensive) and I feel it helps with my results.

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For the most part, I will ask for a layout of the ceremony and any ancillary events surrounding it and then it’s off to the internet to learn what I can.

Are there photos from the dance floor that shouldn’t be posted because, “those two shouldn’t have been dancing that close”?

And is anyone in the witness protection program (no, this hasn’t happened to me, yet)?

If you’re calm and self assured, it has a big effect on those in front of the camera. Get to know the wedding procedures, what comes next, who goes where, so that you can be of assistance in a “it’s ok, I’ve done this before” type of way.

You’re going to have to deal with them; drunk people. For the most part it’s not that big of a deal, really. Call in for backup (a likely relative of the less than helpful photo subject) if need be.

For the most part, I will ask for a layout of the ceremony and any ancillary events surrounding it and then it’s off to the internet to learn what I can.

Are there photos from the dance floor that shouldn’t be posted because, “those two shouldn’t have been dancing that close”?

And is anyone in the witness protection program (no, this hasn’t happened to me, yet)?

If you’re calm and self assured, it has a big effect on those in front of the camera. Get to know the wedding procedures, what comes next, who goes where, so that you can be of assistance in a “it’s ok, I’ve done this before” type of way.

You’re going to have to deal with them; drunk people. For the most part it’s not that big of a deal, really. Call in for backup (a likely relative of the less than helpful photo subject) if need be.

If your wedding party has a coordinator or highly motivated individual, these items won’t come up for you. You’ll be amazed at the number of questions coming your way as the de facto wedding expert. Jitters during your first few weddings are normal as you’re still learning.