Plan things ahead of time
You should always make it a point to plan things ahead of time and to always be ready for anything and everything that might possibly happen. This is just one of the responsibilities that you will need to cover as the official wedding photographer during a wedding event. Although you have everything planned out down to a T, you need to understand the fact that things will not always come along as planned no matter how well you are able to plan for them when it all comes down to it. There will always be delays during the wedding day. It will only take one service provider to mess up or to delay a little, the rest of the succeeding events will have some kind of domino effect on the event and that is what you will need to prepare for as much as possible. As the wedding photographer, you need to learn how you will be able to take things in stride and for you to make sure that you don’t become overly upset with things if they don’t pan out according to the expected schedule.
Learn how to manage things as they happen or as they come along.
You can’t possibly control everything and there really is no point in being upset over it. At the end of the day, no one likes a grumpy wedding photographer and that is something that you should avoid from becoming as much as possible. If you have planned for a certain section or segment during the wedding day, make sure that you are able to more or less cut the expected time in half just so that you are able to bring in a margin for delays just in case they do happen during the wedding photography shoot.
Talk to the bride ahead of time.
Explain to her the usual challenges that a wedding photographer usually comes across with during the wedding photography shoot. One of these scenarios is that the bride is almost always unavailable or unreachable in case the wedding photographer has any questions or has any on the spot or last minute decisions that need to be made during the photo shoot. You will need to ask the bride for a proxy ahead of time so that you have someone whom you can consult during the wedding photography shoot even if the bride is a little bit preoccupied during the entire process.
Get to know the proxy.
Try to establish some kind of contact before the main wedding photography event so that you will not have too much trouble when it comes to the actual or the main alternative wedding photography shoot. Ask for someone who is a key part of the wedding planning process. You need someone who knows what the bride’s preferences are and what the main sequences are during the wedding so that everything will pan out smoothly and seamlessly without any issues whatsoever. The proxy should also know most of the family members so that he or she can help you out during the family photo taking sessions that you take as a wedding photographer.