Gain experience to become the lead photographer
There are certain points to keep in mind before you take up wedding photography as a profession or a hobby. The most important point is that wedding is not solely about getting best pictures out of it but it is an event that is about the couple where people come to share their happiness and contribute to well wishes. You need to become part of the event where you should be taking pictures without causing trouble to any guest or the couple themselves. The best way to go about it is to go the venue well before the start of the event so you can familiarize yourself with all the good spots you can use to get best shots. This will reduce your stress by a lot as you will know where to go for a better shot and what angle will provide you more opportunities. For the best results, you should know your equipment thoroughly so you can use it optimally. Invest in the camera that pros use for their wedding photography because they have already tried their equipment and know what works best.
Experience is needed to carry out such tasks so it is better to work as a second photographer for some time till you know how everything works. Once you feel you are ready to take Wedding Photography as your profession, you can then go on to establish yourself as the lead photographer. Pros know their way about this kind of photography that can only happen through extensive experience and through dealing with all the issues that are associated with this job. When you are exposed to these issues, you will understand how to handle them by learning from the ones in the field so you a reference in the future when you deal with these situations on your own.