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It’s your wedding day. You’ve been planning, organizing, bookinglocations, writing your vows, making guest lists, figuring outseating, coordinating outfits for the bridal party, tasting cakeand entrees, and trying not to have a full-blown panic attack.There are literally 5,000 thoughts and emotions running throughyour body, and you are alternating between smiling uncontrollablyand saying silent prayers that everything runs smoothly.

No matter how much planning you put into this day, though, noneof it will be accurately remembered without pictures. That is why,despite the fact that every part of your ceremony and reception isequally significant, hiring the right weddingphotographer is one of the most important decisions you’llmake.

Professional photography as a whole is an exciting anddemanding profession requiring great adaptability, but weddingphotographers in particular must be able to conform to theirclient’s exact needs. Each couple wants something different out oftheir wedding photographs, and it’s up to the photographer tocapture the important moments just how the bride and groomwant.

Photography is a fast-paced profession with little room forerror, because often photographers have only seconds at a time tocapture their shots. Wedding photographers are responsible fortaking organized group photos of the wedding party, but they arealso hired to take candid pre-ceremony and post-ceremony shots.

Accurately capturing the moments that take place on someone’swedding day is clearly the most important task on a weddingphotographer’s agenda. However, in addition to organizing andcapturing the pictures themselves, wedding photographers mustalso:

* Have in-depth meetings with the bride and groom to understandexactly what kind of pictures they want taken, which moments needto be captured, what’s most important to them, etc.

* Research the venues that will be used for the ceremony andreception to get ideas for picture opportunities.

* Set up and take down the appropriate lighting and photographyequipment at each venue.

* Prepare for both indoor and outdoor shots, and have a backupplan in case bad weather prevents outdoor shots from beingtaken.

* Produce collections of prints in the format that was decidedupon.

Wedding photographers have a great deal of responsibility ontheir shoulders, but they also get the opportunity to captureimportant moments on some of the happiest days of people’s lives.It’s a demanding profession requiring patience, flexibility,creativity and precision, and at the end of the day it’s a positionthat can bring a great deal of joy to many people.

Information in this article was provided by Brooks Institute.Contact Brooks Institute today if you’re interested in developingmarketable knowledge and career-relevant skills with anindustry-current degree program. (Brooks Institute does notguarantee employment or salary.)

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