Do not ever skip the bridals
The bridals really can make or break wedding photography coverage. If there is one thing that you will need to remember all the time when it comes to the professional wedding photography scene, it is the absolute truth wherein the bride will always be the star of everything. The bride is your ultimate client. If there is any amount of “sucking up” that you would have to do, it needs to be with the bride, more than anything else. More often than not, the bride is usually pretty hands on when it comes to wedding preparations and everything else in between. It is oftentimes the bride who decides to hire you, negotiates with you, and plans everything out with you. As selfish as this may sound, the entire wedding celebration is pretty much centered around the bride.
Do not ever allow yourself to forget this for even just a sliver of a moment. The best way to showcase the bride in all her beauty and glory is to star her in a bridals photo shoot. A wedding photography coverage is never complete without one.
Master your lighting game.
Lighting is the beginning and the end in wedding photography. Even the most professional of setups, the most expensive lenses, the most manicured of lawn gardens, the most experienced wedding photographers dorset and so on and so forth, will come out looking mediocre and unimpressive if the lighting is not used up to its maximum potential. If there is any element that you will need to know like the back of your hand in wedding photography, it would have to be the lighting.
Practice everyday and challenge yourself to shoot in a wide variety of light settings.
You need to make sure that you are adaptable and flexible enough to be able to produce great looking pictures regardless of the kind of light setting that may be thrown your way. Make sure that you have the right amount of technical knowledge to really get to figure it out so you can play up your photos in such a way wherein you get exactly what you are aiming for. Remind yourself of the fact that you cannot build an entire wedding photography business out of the “lucky shots”. You need hard work and a good amount of technical knowledge in order for you to make things go your way.
Bring a tripod along with you.
The lazy part of you will probably try to argue and say that it is not something that you will necessarily need all of the time but the truth of the matter is that a tripod is a staple requirement in all professional wedding photography sessions. A tripod can provide you with the kind of stability and support that is much needed when it comes to shooting in low light settings as well as during those instances wherein the photo shoot sessions are somewhat extended. It can get quite tiring and freeing up your hand can really give you the kind of freedom needed for you to be able to really assess the composition of the photos that you take.