Always scout the wedding venue well ahead of time.
Wedding photography is all about the preparations. This is something that deserves to be mentioned again and again. Visit the wedding venue a few days before the wedding takes place and try to familiarize yourself with the location as much as possible. Take in the landscape and do some practice shots. Visit the place at about the same time of the day that the wedding is happening. You will be able to take in the lighting situation better if you visit at the same time of the day. Lighting is crucial during a wedding photo shoot especially if the venue is set outdoors. It is very important for you to do the practice shots as much as possible. This is also the perfect opportunity for you to make the bride and groom feel comfortable with getting their pictures taken by you at some point or so. You can package it as an engagement shoot. The couple will not be able to thank you enough for the extra service that you will be able to put in one way or the other.
Bridesmaids play a very important role during the bridal march.
Make sure that you spend extra time to get them excited for the wedding photography side of things. Bridesmaids need to make sure that they are able to really smile, walk slowly, and do the rest of those things that will help you make the photos turn out great. This should be something that comes without saying but it is still quite surprising how a lot of bridesmaids miss out on crucial detail. This is the main reason why you should talk them through it. Give them all of the useful tips that they could benefit from one way or the other.
Attend the rehearsal no matter what happens.
It’s good practice for when you get to the real wedding photography event. The rehearsal is the perfect opportunity for you to get to know the people that you will be taking photos of during the wedding. Try to be amiable and talk to them. Make them feel comfortable around you. You do not have to break an arm and a leg over this. Just be natural and try to keep things as genuine as possible. Do not ever make the mistake of skipping the rehearsals because they are your perfect opportunities to have a practice run before the big wedding day.
Be on the move all the time.
There is a reason why wedding photography is the highest paid niche in the professional photography industry. Wedding photography takes up a lot of hours and a lot of work. Those are the kind of things that take time and effort and just pure hard work. Bring out the most comfortable pair of shoes you wear and make sure that you are able to change up your angles a lot. This is the only way for you to be able to get the most variety out of your photos.