Always make sure that you are able to backup the pictures that you take during the wedding photography shoot. This is so that you will not end up losing any image files in the process. You need to remind yourself that you have worked hard for these files and that you can’t really afford to lose them. When you come to think about it, the wedding photography shoot will only happen once. Once the moments have passed, they are gone forever. The pictures that you take are the only things that the bride and groom are relying on to remember those moments by. If you lose your images because you didn’t back them up enough, you will not only fail yourself as a supposed expert in wedding photography, you will also fail your clients you are relying heavily on you and who put their trust and confidence in your skills and in your reliability and capabilities in wedding photography. Don’t put yourself or anyone down in the process. Invest in a couple or so of high quality external hard drives and back your files up as you go along. Store them in two different places so that if something should happen to one, you will always more or less have another one safely stored and ready for you to pull out anytime.
Set up an efficient work flow
Work on setting up an efficient work flow that is fine tuned according to how you work in wedding photography. Coming up with a great work flow is not a one size fits all kind of thing. What may work for other wedding photographers out there may not exactly work for you. Figure out a way of systematizing how you do things and try to go with that, to begin with. You will eventually have a pretty nice sequence of tasks that will more or less make your post shoot editing process so much shorter and basically so much faster than just having to “wing it” whenever you are done with the quirky wedding photography shoot. Things like work flows and the like are things that you simply cannot afford to leave up to chance when it all comes down to it. Do you prefer to do things chronologically or alphabetically? What kind of software are you more comfortable with? How do you feel about scheduling your tasks?
Things like these matter a lot when it comes to the establishment of your work flow on wedding photography so pay close attention to how you perceive and react to things and to tasks and try to build something that will get you to produce the most up to your maximum potential. There is a lot of editing software programs out there. Two of the best ones out in the market today are Aperture and Lightroom. These programs allow you to edit huge batches of images or pictures at a certain time. You don’t have to load stuff up one by one unlike Photoshop, so that is one thing that you should seriously consider, among many others.