My first year as a Wedding Photographer
I am not writing this blog to describe what you must do. This is just simply my tips based on what I have learnt and developed around my business.
So my first ever Wedding was back in April 2014. The wedding was held at the stunning location that is the Canada lodge which is just outside Cardiff in South Wales. I had been approached by a work colleague if I could take pictures at the wedding of a friend of hers. They had not budgeted for much so the couldn't find a photographer that could cover it within the budget. The couple knew that it was my first wedding and where happy with that based on the quality of my portrait shots. All the couple wanted was to have all the shots onto a disc.
So that's all I did, shot the wedding, in colour and a few in black and white, I did no editing to the photos after the wedding and straight onto a blank disc, into a blank cover and delivered the disc. Didn't think that I should do anymore, but the more weddings I shot and the more I looked into shooting weddings online I began wanting to edit the photos. I began to want to provide quality for money but to a high standard as it's me I am selling to the couples, and it's my work I would provide, so it became personal to me as the service I would provide to couples is a reflection of me.
As time goes on you become aware of suppliers and what other photographers are providing which despite you wanting to, you really can't beat just equal. You could provide exactly the same albums, USBs, discs prints as the best photographer. But the difference is the pictures.
choose your supplier ( a good one not budget)
Choose what to include in each type of package.( even choose the album type)
By doing this you can just worry and concentrate on getting the best possible images which will please the couples.
It will also save a lot of time post wedding in finalising the album and package as you know what supplier, album and prints you need to get.