Wedding photography is a lucrative business for those who want to get into professional photography. As much as there are people who are always looking for someone to help them with their wedding photography, it can be quite a challenge, even for those who have been in the field for a while.
*Meet and understand the couple so that you get a full picture of what they want for their wedding.
*Have a shot checklist where you indicate some of the shots that you cannot miss. This includes the basics, such as bride and groom walking down the aisle, popping the champagne, exchange of rings, reading the vows, cutting the cake, among other significant moments. Remember that wedding photography is all about capturing the moment and the emotions behind it.
*Look for backup. It can be risky for you to go for your first job alone, so it helps to work with a professional or hired backup, who will cover for you in case you miss a shot.
*Discuss the rates in advance. Have a detailed breakdown of how much you are charging and come up with an official contract that binds you.
*Know the venue. Familiarise yourself with the lighting at the venue so that you know if you will need to bring more artificial lighting.
*Check your equipment. Never make the mistake of carrying your camera bag to the wedding before confirming that your battery is charged and everything is functioning right.
The important thing is for you to consult thoroughly with veterans. Have self-confidence and give it your best.