My 5 Tips for photographers...

Over the years i have learnt 5 things that i are important for us photographer to do before the day. 

  •  Research the venue before the day - This means either visiting the venue or calling them. Do something to get in contact with the venue to make sure you don't need to show them your insurance documents where you can or can't shoot, things like that. They might be able to give you some insight on location that aren't too far from the venue. Researching the venue gives you the insight into what equipment you might need on the day and more importantly a backup plan if something didn't or wasn't working on the actual day.


  • Arrive early - there is nothing more important than being punctual in my eyes, it gives you a chance to approach things calmly and professionally if you are on time. It also gives you time to get familiar with your surroundings and see the small details and possibly scout a location inside the venue that you may not of seen when you researched the venue, especially if you couldn't get to the venue previously.


  • Backups, Backups, Backups - i can not stress how important it is to have back up batteries AA, AAA, camera batteries,  back up flashes, backup camera(s), backup memory cards and back up lenses. I dont know how you can call your self a Pro without back ups. Things arent too expensive to rent or try and borrow something off of someone. Do what you can, it is your responsibility!! The last thing you want is to break or run out of something and you have nothing to replace it with and you cant continue to shoot.


  • Water - always carry some water with you to drink, you could potentially go all day without eating and drinking because of how hectic things can get and if you are anything like me i'm always looking for the next picture or another way of taking the photo. Bring water or make sure you always make an effort to get a drink now and then. It will help you function better throughout the day, and it can be a long day 12-16 hours sometimes you don't want to break something or mess up settings because your dehydrated.


  • Lastly, RELAX - It is so important for you to be relax or at least hide the fact that you are stressed out, because that energy will get transferred onto your couple or the guests at the party. so no matter what while you are infront of the couple act like nothing bothers you except doing the best job for them as you possibly can. It's a wedding after all how could you be stressed out if you love what you do. 

      I Learnt this things the hard way no one told me these and its all through experience, im not just saying it. It makes the day so much more enjoyable and fun, and it goes so much smoother.. if you do these or have your own ideas please leave a comment or message me.