Chapter 1: Wedding Photography Overview
What it takes
Wedding photography is a tough business, and make no mistake, it is a business. Weddings happen every weekend and many weekdays all year long, and the one thing that all the couples need is a good wedding photographer to capture this joyous occasion. Your passion for photography may have led you to this industry, but there is a lot more to being a successful wedding photographer than just taking great photos. You need to be able to find a balance between the creative and the business aspects, and learn how to meet clients and make sure that you understand their expectations. It is also important to be prepared to cover the wedding day itself (see Figures 1-1 and 1-2) and deliver the final products to the clients in a timely manner. So if you are ready, it’s time to look at what it takes to be a successful wedding photographer.
ABOUT THIS PHOTO The ring being placed on the bride’s finger is a key moment in any wedding, and a good wedding photographer will make sure she is in position to capture it. Taken at ISO 2000, f/3.5, 1/50 second.
ABOUT THIS PHOTO The happy newlyweds walking back down the aisle. Taken at ISO ...