The Role of a Wedding Photographer

A marriage is one of the most unique celebrations in our life and a photographer takes on a crucial role on the day of a wedding and reception. A photographer takes great pride in shooting the best moments throughout the day, so the bride and groom have a physical memory of the affection and excitement they shared with each other. These experiences will last an eternity.

Building a good relationship with the bride and groom is of the utmost importance, as a wedding photographer’s function starts well before the wedding and reception actually happens. There are usually a couple of meetings with prospective customers, as they try to determine which wedding photographer should be hired to take pictures of their wedding and reception. The professional photographer shoots photos of numerous portions of the wedding and reception day and then edits and creates the images after the wedding and reception has ended. Their role doesn’t end until the photos are printed out and delivered to the customers and it is important for the couple to be completely pleased during this complete process.

Depending on the offer the wedding couple select, the wedding photographer normally takes photographs of any or all of the following aspects of the wedding day: the bride and groom making preparations for their special day, the wedding ceremony, the wedding couple (together with their families and bridal party) after the ceremony, the celebration (head table, 1st dance, cake cutting, etc..). Some professional photographers also include an exclusive engagement picture for the bride and groom, as part of their wedding package.

A photographer really has quite a range of responsibilities that have to be carried out in order to capture your “picture perfect” wedding day. These may incorporate:
–    Presenting fabulous pictures of the wedding day to the couple.
–    Creating a rapport and interacting with the bride and groom.
–    Knowing the preferences and hopes of the wedding couple.
–    Remaining educated of a wide assortment of digital photography gear.
–    Maintaining the overall condition of all tools and props.
–    Knowing and capitalizing on the various effects light and shadows have on people and their environment.
–    Looking for the perfect location or background for the pictures.
–    Being familiar with the types of poses and a variety of angles to make certain perfect photos of the bride and groom, family and wedding party.
–    Supervising and working together with personnel.
–    Creating and enhancing the photographs.
–    Performing budgeting, pricing, billing and bookkeeping responsibilities.