Photographers of all genres face many challenges and misconceptions about their job. In this video, Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge shares seven common challenges you may have faced during your career, as well as some misconceptions people usually connect with wedding photography. Have you faced them too?
What’s happened has happened. But, I just kind of want to rant and maybe if some future brides/grooms see this I want them to get the side of a photographer who may also be your friend.
Friends of mine got hitched. It was kind of last moment but they delayed their wedding due to COVID and decided to have a small 2 man ceremony (bride, groom, 2 witnesses and the commissioner).
This Tuesday, a massive explosion hit Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. It stopped everyone in their tracks, including a couple who posed for a wedding shoot. While he was filming the bride more almost a mile away from the explosion, photographer Mahmoud Nakib captured the blast’s shockwave on camera.
For most introverts, working with a large group of people sounds like a nightmare. So if wedding photography is something you want to pursue, this could stop you from chasing your dream. But should it be this way? Should you give up wedding photography just because you’re introverted? Taylor Jackson says no! In this video, he talks about his own experience and shares some tips for becoming a successful wedding photographer.
There are few things in life I treasure more than the photographs I have. Some are on the walls, some in albums and many hundred are in shoe boxes in the cupboard and each one has it’s own story. As I get a little older and maybe a little wiser, the value of these photographs to me has increased. These people, these moments in my life are priceless. And if we had to evacuate due to an alien invasion, they would be amongst the few things I would want to scoop up before fleeing to the safe zone, aside from the wife and kids.
A wedding photographer from New Jersey was recently charged with violating the coronavirus emergency orders. He was photographing a backyard ceremony with a family of six, and he is now facing up to $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail.
During their career, professional photographers will inevitably run into difficult clients and get all sorts of strange requests from them. But it seems to me that craziest stories come from the field of wedding photography. Such is this story of a mother-in-law who wore a white dress, so the photographer had to change its color.
If you have looked at wedding photography pricing you are possibly aware by now of how expensive wedding photography can be. In fact, the average price for a wedding photographer in 2019/20 is £1,560 (survey from www.yourperfectweddingphotographer.co.uk). It’s a figure that seems to have stayed almost constant for the last five years.
With a wedding photographer being in the top three things to prioritise for a wedding most websites will advise that you should set aside 10-15% of your budget for a wedding photographer.
The coronavirus pandemic has stopped all of us in our tracks. All social gatherings have been postponed, so many people are out of work right now, including wedding photographers. Chris Wallace of Carpe Diem Photography was set to have plenty of work in 2020, but then everything stopped. Still, he didn’t lose his creativity and the desire to shoot. He threw and shot his own wedding ceremony – made entirely from Lego. The photos are amusing and incredibly cute, and Chris kindly shared them with DIYP along with some BTS shots.
If you haven’t heard about this situation, then you might just lose your temper now.
So a couple was having their wedding shoot with their professional photographer.
Photographer Alex Stemplewski , who’s a big TikTok star, barges in and asks if he can shoot portraits of the couple.