Firstly, to photograph a wedding you will need professional grade photography equipment with rugged construction and good handling. You are likely to be shooting outside, so proper weather and dust sealing is essential. Your aim is to produce better quality photography than the guests! Your expertise will play a big part in this and your gear are just the tools, but give yourself the best chance by getting some good quality and reliable kit! But what kit do you actually need?
Running a successful wedding photography business involved around 20% photography and 80% marketing. You will need to consider how to win clients otherwise you have no business. We have found the best way to advertise your services is to have a website where you display your online portfolio. A targeted online advertising campaign can generate several phone and Email enquiries. Other forms of advertising (adverts on cars, in magazines) may not be so successful. Wedding fayres can be good, particularly if they are at local venues where you hope to find work. Be careful to only show your very best work and it must be very well presented. You will have an initial conversation with the bride or groom. Remember the main purpose is only to book a meeting with the couple.
Make sure you have all of your “must have” photos clearly written in the contract before you sign it. Any changes to the contract should be initialed by you and the Singapore wedding photographer company on all copies of the contract.
The dynamic range of a camera is one of the most important features. Remember that wedding photographers may be photographing brides in white or light colours and grooms in dark, possible even black, in the same shot. A camera with the widest possible dynamic range will best cope with this. Otherwise, you can end up under-exposing too far to avoid clipping highlights.
So what we did was order cut flowers from a local greenhouse, gathered a bunch of family (aunts, grandmothers, cousins, moms) the afternoon before, and made the centerpieces our selves. We saved a fortune and everyone was more than happy to pitch in.
Tip 6 Notice the kind of communication that’s coming from the company’s end while you discuss the packages and rates. If the communication is unfavorable, then chances are that it will even reflect in the works of the wedding photographer.
Remember to set aside a budget for marketing – don’t rush out and spend all of your start-up cash on equipment. You will need to win clients, otherwise it will become an expensive hobby!