Confirm if there’s a dress code
If you have anything to confirm, from the guest count, to the required dress code from you as a wedding photographer, and so on and so forth, make it a point to get in touch with the wedding planner of the wedding. If the couple hired a wedding planner to get the wedding preparations under way, then that should be a pretty good sign for you not to bother the bride and the groom all that much the entire time that you are prepping up for the wedding photo shoot and even during the time that you are doing so when it all comes down to it. Make it a point to reach out to the wedding planner whenever you have a need for her. The wedding planner is there so that she can serve as the medium or conduit of communication between you and the clients.
Although the major decisions should still be directly communicated with the clients, keep the petty little details and questions on the down low and address them to the wedding planner instead. This way, you don’t end up wasting your clients’ time and you don’t end up bothering them all that much while you are at it. The guest count is extremely important and as a wedding photographer, you need to make sure that you get to know about it. This will give you an idea about what kind of team you should bring along with you and how many people you should be taking with you to help you cover the wedding.
Tap into the wedding planner for your networking needs as well.
The wedding planner knows everyone that has anything to do with the wedding. They say that it really does take a village to bring a wedding into reality and this really is the case for the wedding vendors that you will need to deal with when it all comes down to it. If you reach out to the wedding planner, there is a pretty good chance that she has an entire folder devoted to collated lists of the wedding vendors alone. This is an easy way for you to get in touch with everyone that you have worked with during the wedding. When you are writing up a blog entry about a particular wedding coverage, you need to make sure that you include a vendors list section as well. This is a great way for you to reach out to the vendors to notify them that you have them featured in your blog. They will most likely share it to the rest of their followers and audience as well. This will expand your blog’s reach and this will get your blog on the map. A great site to emulate is http://www.carlglanceyphotography.com/ You will be able to reach out to readers in ways that you probably would not initially expect and it is something that will all work out for you in the end.
Always loop the wedding planner if there are any changes that you would like to implement as a wedding photographer.
There will be last minute changes somewhere along the way, and there are certain calls that you will need to make as a professional wedding photographer. You need to make sure that you loop the wedding planner in on everything because she is usually on top of everything else.