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The 7 most difficult things about being a wedding photographer

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If you happen to be a wedding photographer, you’ll undoubtedly know exactly what I’m talking about. I mean sure, it is a real honour to get hired for someone else’s special day, not to mention you get to meet new people as well. But then again, it has its fair share of problems too.

 

 

You have to keep your calm throughout and things can rush from calm to chaos in literally a matter of seconds. After all it is a difficult profession and like every other job out there, it certainly isn’t cut out for everyone. So with reference to wedding photography in Perth inhabitants who happen to be experts give you a list of some of the hurdles you will face and should definitely watch out for :-

 

Being business savvy:

This may be the most difficult aspect to figure out once you have got everything ready and running. After all, you are the one responsible for everything from accounting to marketing. You will also need to get the pricing aspect just about right or your business could very well implode.

Maintaining balance in your life:

Sure it may be fun, but once wedding take over your entire life day in and day out, then it’s only a matter of time before everything comes crashing down and you suffer a complete burnout. You simply can’t find time for yourself, your friends and family plus wedding shoots as well. Not going to happen.

The problem of weddings being seasonal:

No matter which part of the world you’re in, wedding are nearly always seasonal. The off-season months are where things can get tough as you will need to find an alternate source of revenue to pay the bills or save up enough money to sustain yourself for that dormant period.

You only get one shot (literally):

Yeah, there’re no such thing as reshoots. Like it or not, you will need to perfectly capture everything from the first kiss to the aisle walk and still think creatively at the same time. Not only does that involve a whole lot of preparation plus detailed and careful planning on your part, but that’s a lot of responsibility to shoulder at once. Be sure not to let nervousness or pressure come too much in the way as that would certainly ruin things.

Physically and mentally exhausting work

Now this is an absolute no-brainer. I mean at the very least, weddings involve a good 8 hours of shooting sometimes stretching all the way to 21 hours! Pretty much a constant drain on your mental and physical strength as you have to be alert and observant during every single event of the bride and groom.

Now this is an absolute no-brainer. I mean at the very least, weddings involve a good 8 hours of shooting sometimes stretching all the way to 21 hours! Pretty much a constant drain on your mental and physical strength as you have to be alert and observant during every single event of the bride and groom.

After munching on energy bars and downing Red Bulls all along, you’ll need at least an entire day just to recover from the so-called “Wedding Hangover” if you will. Now bear in mind that you’ll need to do whatever it takes to remain content and chirpy throughout and be extra careful not to get excessively dehydrated, especially in the summer.

 

Let this list not be a complete misnomer – If you happen to love photography, there are a ton of things wonderful about the job as well. Don’t get me wrong on that front. But then again, I would much rather not paint an inaccurate picture of the job by completely sugar coating the experience either. It does take a lot of hard work, dedication and most of all, passion towards the job at hand. I mean hey, one of the pluses is that you get to eat a staggering amount of cake at each wedding and there’s no way in hell that can be bad right? Unless you dislike cake. Oh wait, that can’t be right…

 

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