Professional Techniques for the Wedding Photographer
People who dont like people have no business taking people pictures and, most
of all, wedding photography is a people business. In the course of their work, wedding photographers encounter every type of nuptial ritual, from Christian to Jewish to Buddhist to holistic, and enough characters and situations to fill a book. Sit down with an experienced wedding photographer and talk with him or her about the trade—youll hear stories both sublime and ridiculous, and about situations that range from high comedy to moments filled with genuine emotion. But thats what makes wedding photography such a fascinating profession, or avocation.
To an outsider, each wedding may look the same, but the seasoned wedding
photographer knows better. Its hard work,and the demands made during the course of the day might well leave most mortals exhausted. Yet, with all the labor comes a reward—and thats the knowledge that, as the photographer, youve shared in one of the most intimate and touching moments in
How you approach this shared time, and
the way you apply your skills as a photographer/artist, will make the difference between a mechanical, and ultimately tedious experience and one that is emotionally and financially rewarding. It will definitely also
make the difference between your ultimate
success or failure in the wedding photography business.