Being a wedding photographer can be a tiring endeavor but it does not mean that you need to be working from behind the lens of your camera all throughout the 8 hours or so that you are shooting the weddings that you book. You need to give yourself a little bit of time so that you can take a break every now and then and so that you can take some kind of a breather in between. Not all parts of the wedding are picture worthy. There are some parts that do not necessarily require to be documented. If you don’t believe this, then perhaps you should go ahead and take a closer look to when people are trying to eat during the reception. No one wants to see pictures of themselves caught off guard in the middle of trying to chew the food that they just stuffed into their mouths. That kind of scene can get nasty pretty quick and you certainly don’t want any of that at the end of the day. There are a lot of other moments in between that will allow you to step back and perhaps take a seat and relax a little bit.
Keep in mind that you will be doing this for hours and hours on end.
If you don’t pace yourself, it can be quite easy to get swept up in all of it and get burned out really fast. You need to conserve your energies so that you get to come up with the amount of stamina you need that will enable you to last all throughout the wedding that you would like to book.
Get a step ladder or some kind of stool to bring along with you.
This will allow you to get added height for the angles that you would like to take as a wedding photographer while you are out and about shooting weddings. Something as simple and as lightweight as this can turn out to be a bit of a lifesaver especially when you are trying to go for a good variety of shots in your pictures at the end of the day. This may not seem like the most practical way to go about things but it can be quite useful. Your tripod can only go so high when you are elevating or extending out the legs. It’s quite different if you have something else that you can put it on top of at the end of the day. You don’t even have to take it out of the car if you don’t have a need for it just yet. You can just bring it along and keep it there for good measure.
Pay attention to the train of the dress.
There is a reason why the bride included a train on the dress even when she wasn’t necessarily required to. It may be because she loves the material or how the train adds drama to her dress or it may be a family heirloom passed down from generation to generation. Whatever the reason may be, the fact that the dress has a train says a lot about how important it may turn out to be for the bride. This is not the kind of thing that you should just brush off or take for granted. Give the train the right amount of coverage it deserves and all will be well in the world.