Photographing a marriage can be a rewarding experience. It can also be a challenge. This article lists some methods to maximise the rewards and minimize the contests of shooting a marriage.
1. Price your wedding effectively. To do this a photographer will need a fantastic a sense some time and expense required to provide effective intend to his clients. While it may seem like it could be worth the while to look at a marriage for $1000 that only takes 6 hours to shoot.
However remember you need to drive both to and from the wedding ceremony. You will need to speak to your client before the wedding. You will need to download cards, select images, color correct any applicable images, edit the images, process the supreme order and deliver the products. When you include your marketing efforts, overhead time and cost commitments each wedding could easily take 35 hours or higher to complete.
Take these items into account when pricing your wedding day. If the wedding ceremony isn’t worth your time financially, you’ll be disappointed it doesn’t matter how well the pictures come out.
2. Strive to develop an excellent relationship with the consumer. The wedding day is one of the consumer’s lifetime most important days. Be willing to perform whatever it takes to reach your goals. This will not only earn you points if the checks are now being written and referrals are being made, it is going to establish you being a caring, competent professional.
3. Arrive early. Plan on something going wrong (traffic, forgotten lense, injury, loss in cards, etc). While most problems may be avoided by early planning there will likely be a minumum of one unforseen event over the course of the shoot. Being at the marriage location early is likely to make several “suprises” less difficult to mange.
4. For destination weddings, set-up an internet ordering system. You really shouldn’t be coping with mailing proofs to the client or traveling long distances to get a purchasing session.
Photographing a marriage can be both rewarding and challenging. Following the above suggestions may help allow it to be more rewarding than challenging.