There are so many sides that you have to watch from marketing to post-service and sometimes, clients can’t be satisfied with all you’ve done and you don’t even know where you went wrong.
We have compiled the 4 things that many photographers have gone wrong and hopefully you can avoid them and keep your clients happy.
Of course, editing is part of your job. A little stamp here and a bit blur there will make the pictures look so much more fabulous if done only necessarily and subtly.
Clients and even you yourself wouldn’t want someone to play around with your pic, using multiple filters, and even making so many changes that make it seems like you had a plastic surgery before taking the pictures. That’s what clients do not like. You are hired to take pictures of the wedding, not editing (though you need to know some basics of it).
Stay natural and maintain originality. It is even better if you can just show the party as it is and capture the precious, amazing or funny moments without filters. A wedding photographer Surrey true quality is seen in pictures with minimal editing.
Posing every second
It’s not your studio or anybody’s studio. It’s a wedding party and unless you are taking posed pictures outside the party, you should not be making the pair pose every second for your camera. Grab every moment you find memorable, even the little stuffs going on around you, for example, that kid who’s holding a flower in his hand, or that food décor that looks authentic.
During the different sessions of the party you can shoot for the emotions of the different people there, instead of making them pose and maybe look at your camera (which kills the emotions).
Didn’t talk about it beforehand
There’s a LOT of things you should discuss with your clients. You should not assume they know what you’ll do. Explain the flow, what you will do, and what they need to do to get a complete image of the wedding. Talk a few times with them before the wedding, which is usually less than a year before the actual event.
Let the client talk about themselves and listen attentively. Regularly ask for updates on the progress of the wedding, such as the dress they’ll wear, the venue, décor, accommodation, etc. Only then you can tailor your package and skills to your client’s needs. This will lead to my fourth and last point.
I have mentioned about having a proper talk with the pair before the event. Maybe you had a proper talk with them. You’ve discussed the cost, packaging, extra charge for extra hour and photographers, so you think you’ve done everything.
Or not. You haven’t presented yourself the way you are supposed to: as a photographer. As a wedding photographer Surrey, have you presented how you can be the right person for the job? Have you shown how you imagine the pictures to be and how you’ve understood their wishes and party theme?
We all understand that photographers work partly to earn their meals, but most clients come with skills as their first priority.