- Wear Good Shoes
- Wear Sunscreen
Being a photographer is surprising like being a farmer. You spend a lot of time outside in the sun. Wear sunscreen and it will keep you healthy and looking young.
- You are the MC of the Wedding. Own it.
Read books on psychology and learn how to deal with people in expert ways. This aspect of wedding photography is more difficult than the photographing.
- Keep Weight off Your Back
When I first started work at Deseret News I noticed all the photographers had bad skin and bad backs. I made a promise this would not be me. You only get one back so don’t use a side bag and be careful how much weight you carry. I recommend using a backpack or a waist bag that will put the majority of the weight on your hips.
- Your Phone/Website/Email is your Best Friend
Remember, all the work you get will come through a communication point. Be sure you are easy to contact and that you have a website so people can see your photographs. If people can’t contact you or see your work, they can’t hire you. If you don’t want to spend money on a website Wix.com is a great option, or just upload some photographs to wordpress.com or a blog website. Any website is better than nothing. But, if having a quality website on