Wedding photography is showcasing some exciting new and unique trends this season. If you specialize in this lucrative market, check out these 2015 trends.
Photographing weddings as a part time job can’t be beat. You keep your day job and work on weekends. You receive money for making pictures, you get to go to a party, and you get fed and for the most part, people are on their best behavior. It’s a challenging workday to be sure, but armed with great preparation and the right equipment you can’t help but be a winner at it!
Every client has a number in mind. If you ask them how much they want to spend, they will say they don’t know. They know. If you say “six thousand dollars,” they might recoil in horror. If you then say “three thousand dollars” and they don’t, you can then start to zero in on what that number looks like and from there you can explain options to them.
Nothing beats preparation. Sometime during the week leading up to the wedding, call the bride and groom and take a few minutes with them to go over the details of the day. You want them to give you two things: a list of all the people who will be part of the family photos and an itinerary of the day’s activities, including timing, locations, and contact information for each of them and their other vendors.
Nervous? You should be. It’s a big day for you too! Butterflies are a part of the day for you as well as the bride and groom. But you are prepared. You know all the ins and outs of the ceremony and reception site and where the bathrooms are, and that is a very important detail!
You are going to spend at least twice as much time, if not more, not only preparing for the wedding day, but also doing the necessary post-production work. Sorting through the digital files, doing color correction, editing, and uploading to a website is going to take up a lot of your time after the wedding.
If you open up any bridal magazine, you’ll see page after page of ads from various dress makers, jewelers, etc. Those ads are often times what brides will use as inspiration to go out and buy a particular dress or product. Imagine if you can easily craft high quality portraits, similar to what they are seeing in magazines?
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