Wedding photographers make sure that they get a family photo coordinator, preferably one for each side of the family. One of the most challenging aspects of having to provide a wedding photography coverage is the part where you will have to weave through the intricacies of a family photo. The reason why this can really be quite hard is because of the fact that you are not familiar with or you just downright do not know who the specific family members are. You will not have enough time to do so.
And frankly speaking, when it all comes down to it, you really do not have to know everyone at the end of the day. All it takes is smart planning and a wedding photo coordinator from each side of the couple.
Ask the bride for the go-to person or family photo coordinator from her side of the family and do the same for the groom. When you have these people barking orders for you and basically rounding up family members for you, it will make your life so much easier and you will be able to focus more on your shots and on the composition of the photos that you will be taking one way or the other.
As an expert in wedding photography, you should learn how to dress appropriately. This sounds like a pretty self explanatory statement or piece of advice and you are probably wondering why it needs to be laid out in the first place because it sounds pretty rudimentary as it is but you will be surprised how a lot of even seasoned veterans in wedding photography miss out on this very simple concept. The key there is to make sure that you are never under dress. You will end up feeling a wee bit embarrassed and just uncomfortable overall. On the flip side, make sure that you dress to impress instead.
Business casual or something equally as formal or dapper should be your go-to look when you are attending your wedding photography gigs. What happens when you come in over dressed is that it is easy to tone it down a bit in order for you to fit in. You can just take off a tie or a blazer and it automatically tones down your outfit a notch. When you are under dressed on the other had, you have no means to upgrade that without totally changing up an outfit.
Master the use of natural light
You should be an expert in the use of natural light by now and if you are not, then this is the perfect time for you to make sure that you practice and gain some kind of expertise in using it. Natural light is one of the most common kind of lighting options that you will need to deal with and that is why it is very important for you to make sure that you get to learn how to use it like the back of your hand. Bring your camera with you and practice during various times of the day and observe how all of the elements come into play while you are at it.