Photographer that works specifically in wedding photography has a lot to do and remember. From working with clients to presenting the albums, there are many things to remember so that you can give your clients the best experience that they can look back proudly with a little tears later on.
Without further ado, let’s move on to the first ‘Do’.
Direct meeting and Social Skills
You might haven’t known the power of professional social networking skills have on any kind of business. The impact of being able to talk to your clients and build a positive relationship throughout the whole project can affect the results of the pictures.
One of the mostly confronted problems that a wedding photographer Surrey can face is uncomfortable clients who are overly conscious of having their pictures taken by strangers or unfamiliar presence. Obviously, how would you feel to know that someone you are not familiar with stalks you the whole day and take hundreds of pictures of you and your couple?
Which brings us to emphasizing the importance of improving your socialization skills and to meet them directly whenever possible. Awkwardness shows in the pictures and you want to avoid that.
Not only what you wear for your first impression, what you will wear throughout the whole day with your clients are also of utmost importance. Many couples and wedding planners have heavily emphasized how this affects their image and your own image. Clients wish to see you retain your professionalism as a great wedding photographer Surrey, including your outer appearance.
Inappropriate dressing also distracts people from enjoying the party and indicates impoliteness. The last thing you want to happen when taking reportage pictures in a wedding hall is all eyes on you, not the happy couple.
If you’ve never heard of the place before, do make the time to visit the place together with your clients. Usually they will hold a rehearsal somewhere close to the wedding day and aside from having the chance to build their trust in you and your relationship, you can explore the place and search from angles and places where natural light shines best. It is also the chance to have several test shots with your clients, so everything can go in an orderly manner and you can have posed pictures done early before the guests arrive.
Help them with group shots
It’s almost the norm to have group pictures taken during such an important event. But almost every time, couples are oblivious to the fact how time consuming group shots can be. In many cultures, group shots can take almost an hour because of the number of people and the fact that they take this time to congratulate the couples and giving gifts and presents. Not to mention that these group of people seemed to be unable to find each other during the party and had to take this chance to chat and catch up with each other.
Which brings you to remind them to appoint a coordinator, someone that is close to you, and known to most of the guests if possible, to organize the group shots and save the pain of missing all the possible exciting things going on with the party.