Gaining Experience as a Photographer

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.

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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.

Entertaining On Your Wedding Day

How to entertain your guests on the wedding day?

To entertain on the wedding day in a special way, you should choose the best music. The music flavor can be exercised as per your whims and fancies. The music should be played during dinner, to kick off the dance, cake cutting, first dance and at various instances. The melodious and unique will leave great impact on guests so that they leave the wedding venue with great memories. Check out Adrian’s guide to a best man speech.

Planning for wedding

The Wedding planning should take place many months in advance so that you will be able to make the most of the money. All the tasks can be completed as per the plan and you will not forget any items. You should plan the following tasks three months before the wedding:

Food and flowers are affected as per the season. A welcome basket filled with cookies can be kept ready to meet out-of-town guests. After completing the first dress purchase, you should go for undergarments as well so that you can go for second fitting.

The order of the ceremony and reception should be finalized. The menu cards as well as programs should be printed and they should be kept ready for distribution. The menu cards can be printed at home so that you can cut down expenses. The rings should be purchased in advance so that there will be time for re-sizing and engraving. The event schedule should be sent to vendors so that they will have sufficient time to send feedback.

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Two months before wedding

You should get in touch with all the vendors once again so that you will ensure that the concerns of vendors are addressed properly. Vendors should be prepared to fulfill your requirements in the best possible way. The specific shots that are required to be captured on the big day should be discussed with the photographer as part of the Wedding planning.

There will be some locations and spots which will be very much appealing to you. You can walk through those sites so that they will be captured without fail. The playlist presented by the band should be reviewed. You should send invitations at least six to eight weeks before the ceremony. You can include a newspaper wedding announcement as per the terms and conditions of the newspaper. There will be great fun and excitement by spending a night with your girlfriends as it is counted as a maid of honor.

One month before the marriage, you should contact people who have not responded to your invitation. You can call them by phone so that the exact status will be known. You should apply for marriage license. If there is change in name, several copies should be obtained so that they can be used at various public offices.

Now, it is the time to prepare for the last-minute dress fitting. The bar should be stocked and the order should be placed as per the headcount. The makeup artists’ time should be confirmed. The hair stylist should be aware of your needs and you should fix the time. The vendors should be prepared to bring items as per the checklist and they should be presented as per the schedule.

Guiding drivers

The drivers of transport vehicles should be guided properly and it should be included in Wedding planning. You should take printouts of directions and they should be sent by email. When you present the information in advance, the chauffeurs will go through the route and they will be able to manage to the venue without any difficulty.

The seating arrangement should be planned in a very efficient way. The table shapes can be drawn on a paper so that you can produce beautiful layout. Pink sticky notes can be used to write the names of female guests and blue sticky notes can be to invite male guests. The bridesmaid’s gifts can be purchased and they can be handed over during the rehearsal dinner.

You can write down the vows (in necessary). The hair trimming and coloring can be accomplished as per your needs. The wedding-day tasks should be delegated so that there will be someone to assist you. A reliable person should be ready to help carry your things and to take stock of gifts. You should put tips in envelopes so that they can be handed over to vendors on the event day.