Indian Wedding Photography: Quick Tips and Tricks

indian wedding photographyIndian wedding does not have that much of a difference with any other wedding. It is still a symbol of uniting two individuals to start a new family, it is still celebrated as a party and happy occasion, and people still come and congratulate the couple and family members.

Yet, an Indian wedding is very different in that they are always full of colors. Their party also lasts for a couple of days and full of beliefs that differentiate them from others. Getting married at a certain time of the year and day will decide the fate of the two people, so they believe.

This brings Indian wedding photography full of challenges for those who are willing to accept it. Although westernized Indians have fewer rituals and traditions to uphold, they still bear the main activities that will hopefully bring luck and prosperity to the newlywed.

Get ready for culture shock

On-time

So, you think being on-time is something that is every human being in this world respect?

Sadly, that’s not exactly the case with most Asians. Saying that the party starts at 7 pm would mean that it starts around 8 or 8.30 pm. Maybe you’d think this is weird and even unbecoming, but that’s the culture and it’s up to us to understand and get used to it.

This also means you don’t have to arrive earlier than the promised time. You will still have an hour to rehearse through the event and go to the venue before the party starts even if you arrive exactly at the time stated on the invitation.

The only shooter

You’re not the only shooter in that party. Especially for rich Indians, they tend to hire more than one photographer as a ‘guarantor’. Each side will have their photographers and you will need to coordinate with them to make sure that you can stand where you need during the rituals.

Time of event

Oh, yes, this is the most interesting part. If you think Indians set their time to tie the know based on their favorite season or holiday time, you’re wrong. They believe that each couple has a suitable time to get married on, depending on what the astrologers see from them. This may mean you have to shoot them during unholy hours.

Important activities you should know

Indians are comprised of different kind of people and each of them has their own traditions. Although most of them basically have something in common, it’s good to always do a research and understand them beforehand. Google for Indian wedding photography to find out which part of the ritual is vital and worth to be kept on the wedding album.

If you are not sure, ask the couples or the parents (who are also responsible for choosing vendors sometimes) which part is important or the meaning of the rituals. This will give insight on where to stand, which lens to use, and how you should capture the moment.

Get rolling!

If you are not yet an experienced photographer, http://www.sukhichandi.com/ is a place to start looking for experience. Sukhi Chandi does Indian wedding photography in England and will be able to let you learn many things about Indian weddings.

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Top 3 Dos and Don’ts For Baby Photographer

baby photos DublinDealing with babies, instead of adults or children, in a photography session does pose its own challenges. And with it, comes regulations and precautions that a photographer and parents alike should know.

Babies are fragile and weak by nature. They are unable to protect themselves or even realize that they are in a dangerous situation. They are also unable to say it when they feel uncomfortable. These are just some reasons that whenever you capture baby photos Dublin, you need to know the Dos and Don’ts.

The Dos

1.      Find new inspiration

Not just to start up your business, but until the end of your photographer career. It is important that you are able to keep up with the new updates and trends. At the same time, you should use your creativity to take some of those trends and create your own style.

This includes buying new props, backdrops, and accessories for baby photography. This will give parents lots of choices to make.

2.      Reassure mothers

Tell them that the session is going to be a fun one. It might take long or short, depending on how the baby is going cooperate. But, all in all, the most important part is to have parents and their baby enjoy the photography session.

Provide some refreshments for parents as they wait. Prevent them from having a boring experience and feeling like it’s a ‘dragging’ moment.

3.      Be patient and tell the parents the same thing

Babies are not going to understand your command. Even if they do, it’ll be limited. Thus, you need to patiently build rapport with them and guide them towards the position that you want them to.

Asking for parents; help, in this case, is okay! They are closer and babies will listen to them more. They will also smile and laugh easier if parents are there to encourage them.

The Don’ts

1.      Get mad

This is the ultimate move to ruin the experience and the photography session. Unhappy babies are not necessarily bad, but if this is because you are angry, then, well, parents are not going to be happy either.

Stay patient and build rapport with them. Having a love for kids and babies will be a plus.

2.      Use props that you just got

As in don’t use them before wiping them clean or putting them in a washing machine. This will clean up a dangerous and dirty substance that may come with the products as it was sent from the factory directly. You don’t want those babies to go home with redness and itchy skin, would you?

3.      Use props that you are not sure with

Do not use that bean bag if you are not sure if it will hold the baby well. In fact, don’t buy it if you are not sure of its durability. Only when you’re used to an accessory or if other professional photographers have seconded a product that you should use it with your clients.

This is the main points that you will want to keep in mind whenever you take baby photos Dublin. Remember: keep the experience a positive thing for your customers to tell to others whenever they are finished with you.  Check out http://www.visiblemoments.com for even more inspiration and advice!

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