1. Have your assistant or second shooter go around asking for the business cards or contact info of all of the vendors or service provider in the wedding.
Most wedding photographers forget the fact that it is extremely important to know how to network during the wedding event. If you are something that is fairly new to this, then what you can do is to make sure that you make the effort of collecting all of the information you possibly can about wedding vendors. Keeping in touch with your colleagues in the wedding industry is extremely important so that you will be able to include them at the bottom of your blog. When you feature vendors at the bottom of your blog and send them a notification that you have done so, they will have the inclination to return the favor and more or less do the same. If the bride and groom has a wedding planner who is running things for them, then it will be far easier for you to collect the information because you can get them all from one person and all in one place. If you take this little initiative, you will surely get that said effort paid back in tenfold.
2. Establish a strong relationship with the key players in the wedding.
It is important for you to make sure that you are able to have all of the right contacts so that you will have something to consult to and someone to consult with once the wedding event comes to pass. Ask the bride and groom for the names and phone numbers of the best man and of the maid in honor. Talk to them and discuss any possible wedding related plans. Make it a point wherein you are able to establish a relationship that is strong enough for you to be able to be on first name basis with them. What you need to understand is that most wedding photographers do not have access to the bride and groom most of the time during the wedding. You need go-to people that you will be able to consult with if you have any questions or any other concerns related to the wedding. These people are usually part of the planning process so you can count on them to really know what to tell you in the event of uncertainty.
3. Do not forget the fact that wedding dresses are prevalently white.
That has always been the case in the past one hundred years. And it looks like that kind of trend or preference among brides will still stand for more years to come. That may not cause too many issues for the bride but it can give a unique set of challenges for the wedding photographer surrey. The issue with the wedding dress having a lot of white is the fact that the camera is not smart enough to understand that it is just seeing something that has a lot of white. It thinks that the wedding dress is one big bright spot that it would need to balance out in order to “save” the rest of the picture. If you do not do anything, the wedding dress will come out looking grayish and dull. A bride spends a fortune on her wedding dress and she will be absolutely disappointed if you are unable to capture the said dress in all of its glory and beauty. One quick fix for this particular problem would be for you to dial in some positive exposure compensation.