Learn to prioritize
If there is anything that you should to more or less wrap your head around about the wedding industry, it would have to be the fact that it is actually something big and can turn out to be a bit daunting especially if you haven’t really had any experience with it before. There is just so much to do. The movies weren’t exaggerating when they depict brides going crazy and neurotic over all of the wedding plans and arrangements and decisions that they will need to go through with one way or the other. It can really be a bit stressful and it can really overwhelm you at times.
There is also an awful lot of things that you will have to juggle and one of the biggest issues will turn out to be the budget. Everything is relatively expensive in the wedding industry world. If you are smart and practical, there are actually a lot of costs that you can cut and make do without but one thing that you should never ever make the mistake of scrimping on is the wedding photographer.
The wedding photographer is your eye from behind the lens of the camera and he will make sure that your precious wedding moments are documented and delivered to you in photo format by the end of the day event. Weddings are emotional and are filled with symbolism and all of these things are materials that a skilled wedding photographer will be able to work with and weave into the perfect story board by the end of the coverage.
When you are assessing a wedding photographer’s portfolio, the first thing that you ought to look out for as much as possible is the variety in his skills. You can see this based on the different light settings that he is able to deal with and produce great looking photos and shots from. There are so many things that can affect lighting. It will be based on the weather. It will be based on the cloud formations during that particular wedding day. It will be based on how the surroundings pan out and add up to the overall effect of the photos that are being shot.
There are so many variables that you cannot control and that a wedding photographer cannot control. You need to know right off the bat if he will be able to handle most, if not all of them and you will be able to determine that if you get to take a closer look at that particular wedding photographer’s portfolio when it all comes down to it.
Aim for a pretty good ratio between staged or posed photos and candid ones.
Staged photos are so much easier to compose so they would naturally look great especially when you introduce post processing in the equation but candid photos are a little trickier to shoot impeccably. You need to know for sure that the wedding photographer’s portfolio showcases a good balance of both to ensure that you will have a good balance of shots as well in the final finished photos that will be submitted to you by the end of the shoot.