Include the bride and groom in the artistic process of filming the wedding.
It may probably be true that wedding photography should mainly be left to the control of the Sussex wedding photographer but at the end of the day, it is the bride and groom who hold all the shots. Whether you would like to admit this or not, the bride and groom should get most of the say into what goes on in the artistic process of planning out your wedding photography session.
Take the time to really sit down and talk to them. Ask them what they would like to do. Ask them what they are expecting from hiring you. Discuss and itemize everything with them. Clearly outline what they should be getting and what they are not getting. Managing expectations is everything in ensuring client satisfaction and smooth relations.
Keep an open mind and do not allow your religious preferences to get in the way.
The truth of the matter is that there are tons of different religions out there. And more often than not, they may not always be in line with what you believe in. Wedding photography is all about keeping an open mind and being cool about it. There is no need to react wildly if people do not share the same beliefs that you do. The point of the matter is that you are providing a professional service and it has nothing to do with your religious preferences in any way, shape or form.
Remember that the bride is the most important focus of the wedding.
Do not neglect her. The bride is every photographer’s best friend. Wedding photography is all about making sure that satisfaction is guaranteed and expectations are managed as much as possible. You should go well out of your way in making sure that you pose the bride well and you highlight all of her best features and make sure that she basically comes out looking beautifully in the wedding photos. Establish a good and working relationship with the bride and do everything to keep her happy.
A little preparation can really go a long way.
This is not a case of coincidence or anything similar to that. It is a matter of structured routine and getting a lot of practice as well. Visit the venue well ahead of time and whip out your camera to do a few practice shots. If you can include the bride and groom in this practice, then that would be awesome. You can prop this up as an engagement shoot and add it on your price packages.
Do a little pep talk for the bridesmaids before the bridal march.
There are too many instances where the bridesmaids end up looking dull or sad or just looking at the ground during the bridal march. Wedding photography is all about making great looking photos. Give them a little pep talk and tell them to smile because it will mean a world of difference for the photos.