It’s sad, really, how many photographers spend hundreds or thousands of hours trying to perfect their craft… when then don’t have the first clue about how to actually make money with their craft.
The photographer has to keep track of the term, an excellent relationship with the wedding coordinator all while keeping their eyes open for the perfect shot. Do not forget to take care of equipment and ensure correct operation. Can you imagine what would happen if the battery went dead, as the couple were published? Very, very bad indeed. Step-to-day life of a wedding photographer.
Does Uncle Bob drink? Is he expecting to work all day and night without really socializing with anyone else from the family? That is what your professional photographer does. Its not a party for us, our “socializing” is in the form of making other people comfortable, but not distract us from capturing the moments you love and will likely forget. Ah – the meaning of “capture the moment” – one must actually be aware enough to “see” the moment to capture it. Experience. And poor Uncle Bob; he’s trying to do something lovely for you to save you money, and he’s going to disappoint you at the very least or worse, miss half your wedding.
One of the common mistakes brides and grooms will make is that they try to make the decision merely based on the fee. Yet, this is not the correct way for you to do so. Of course it is always important to consider the fee and your budget. However, you should also consider other factors so that you can make the correct choice. The cheapest one may not be the best one!
Though photography business is not very expensive, it is not cheap either. However, the investment is a time investment and you will be able to recover the cost soon. The cost of cameras and other equipments like lighting may be high, but you can start up this business even with a tight budget. Initially you can start with small events like birthday parties, baby showers, and the likes. Slowly, as your business starts rolling, you can invest in high-end equipment and take up bigger assignments like wedding shoots or portfolio shoots.
Modern technology now permits the transference of a photo to canvas. These images on canvas highly resemble true artwork with custom framing and finishes available as options. For our anniversary I took a magnificent picture from our wedding (a fantastic nighttime image of my wife and me in front of a castle structure with my in-laws in the background) and had it transferred to canvas. The clarity is exceptional and the detail is fascinating.
The next thing to find out is how much he charges. Some photographers charge by the hour and others offer different wedding packages for a fixed rate. So, get him to explain what is included in each package, any extra costs such as travelling, and what his payment terms are.
Once you have found an individual whose style you like and is in your price range, you are able to contact the individual directly and talk with them, you can tell them what you plan for your wedding and they are able to take notes and tell you how they are going to shoot the wedding. Most Essex wedding photographers also provide a complimentary engagement session, which is a fun way to take extra pictures and share them with your family members and friends. These pictures also make for exceptional save the dates and wedding invitations. You also discuss how you receive the pictures and what kind of photography package you are looking for. You do want to make sure the photographer is on hand all day though, because there are so many key events that take place before and after the wedding.