Ask for help from your friends who recently married. Advices from them will surely help you a lot because they’ve gone through what you are going through now. Ask for references, if they know of some photographers who fit your qualifications.
Finally, a few things about batteries. Manufacturers frequently make more money from battery sales than they do from the camera. Cameras that run on non-proprietary batteries (AA’s or AAA’s) are so much more convenient than the alternative. No matter how many pictures the box says you can take on one charge, a year from now the number will be half that, and you’ll be out shopping for a new battery.
For several years now jewelry making has become my focus. I usually end up making things out of need. I am sure at one point I needed a necklace to go with an outfit and did not have the right item. So off to my studio to find something and create it. Other times people suggest things to me. They assume I can make it, so i do! Sometimes I just go into my studio and start working with different materials and one idea leads to another and something fabulous comes out of it!
Something that wouldn’t seem too difficult is remaining professional. It doesn’t sound difficult on the face of things, but sometimes it gets very hard to keep your level of professionalism up when others around you are acting anything but. You won’t always get the calls from businesses who have dealt with a professional photographer before. There will be times when someone will think it is entirely appropriate to see just how low you’ll go. If you’re in a situation where you haven’t had a decent paying assignment in weeks, you might just be tempted to lower your price to try to get the job. Don’t. It makes you look like a bargain basement shop and sets a precedent for more of the same kind of thing in the future. When someone asks you your price, give it to them.
Vision is different from other studios because we offer a fresh take on photography. We use different angles, and photograph things most would never even think to shoot. We are always challenging ourselves to come up with something different. During a wedding, we focus primarily on the love that’s everywhere. There is so much to capture during a wedding between the emotion, the anticipation, the excitement, the love, I could go on and on. Those feelings are our main focus whenever we photograph.
Rather than simply shooting whatever happens to be there, take a proactive approach to arranging your subjects. Take charge and let the people you are taking pictures of know exactly what you want them to do. When you do this, you will find that your pictures will come out much better than if you just take a picture of whatever happens to be going on.
Sure, you can zoom in on the image preview on most any digital camera these days and check on these items that are hard to make out on the small preview. That is if you had the time. But if you are shooting a wedding you don’t have time to zoom in on every preview or even to glance at every preview between shots. If you did, you may miss a very important shot that happens in only a split second.