Wedding days are busy for photographers — I mean pretty much the entire time we’re there. We bounce from photojournalism to portraits to details and back to photojournalism and then back to details again in a non-stop fashion. Our couples have lists of people who are important to them, moments that are crucial and decor/mementos that they never want to forget. They’re expecting us to remember all of those things and get photos of ALLLLL of it.
The way you prepare will make all the difference, not only in how well you do all of the above, but also how you feel on the wedding day while you do all of the above. Your printed wedding day schedule (or a digital copy on your phone if you’re like Sean and don’t want to keep up with paper. Whatever.) is your key to success.
Over the years I’ve tweaked and honed our wedding day schedules as we’ve figured out what works best for us. You’ll do the same as you continue on in your career, but today, I can help you get a jumpstart on things.