As wedding photographer I learned that the quality of the images we deliver on the big day is often enhanced by the experience and how we make the couple feel. As such, I treat the special event like a show where the bride and groom need to be kept engaged and well entertained.
At the beginning of my wedding photography career I attended an excellent workshop with one of the top 10 photographers in the world. He main idea of this workshop was that photography is more than the visual art and that the brides and grooms also expect to have a good time on the wedding day.
That idea is not new and service-based companies have used it for ages. It is well known in the hospitality industry that the first and last impressions matter. That is why the last night on a cruise ship the guests have the captains dinner and when you arrive at the hotel you often find a box of chocolate on your nightstand.
Along the same line, I don't want to deliver only good photographs. I want to wow my clients so that they talk about me with their friends, family and guests.
We worked very hard during the wedding day and often we make it look so easy, but the truth is it takes a lot of experience to become a good wedding photographer.
A common question photographers have is: how do you make this picture?
Let's start with lighting: the beautiful bride scheduled the photo shoot at 2 PM on a sunny summer day. Most professional photographers dread the time of the day because the sun is just above your head and create this so called raccoon eyes. Fortunately, I always come prepared on the wedding day.
As such, I pulled a Profoto B1 and asked the bridal party to give me a funny face, which they were happy to do. The rest, as they say, it's history.
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