Build a friendly and chatty relationship with the people you take pictures of
It takes a lot of savvy to be an actual professional in the tough world of wedding photography. And that includes the fact that you need to be able to converse with the people you photograph. Just be your usual self. Be polite. Talk to them about normal things that normal people talk about in between takes. Be friendly and strike up a certain level of rapport. Heeding these words will make the shoot much more enjoyable not just for you as the Sussex wedding photographer but for the people you are photographing as well. More often than not, when you become so entranced in your craft, you might sometimes oversee the fact that you are working with human beings. Treat them as such and everything should come off easily.
Change the angles up a bit every now and then
A change of perspective, especially from an art POV, never hurt anyone. Be brave enough to change the camera angle every once in a while. Have fun out of it and let your inner creativity shine through. Experiment enough with the shots that you take because you will eventually be able to produce great looking pictures that are not only professionally done but unique works of art as well. Practice constantly until you are able to find your own sure footing.
You should always be the bride’s number one fan
This one should go without saying. The photographer should be the bride’s best friend. Foremost, the bride is most likely the one you’re going to have to spend most of your time with so making sure that your relationship with her is more than OK is key to a smooth work flow. The bride is also almost always the star of the wedding show and is almost always the focus of the entire wedding photography project so you need to make sure that she always comes out looking glowing and beautiful in all of her photos. Don’t be afraid to speak up if you think she will look better at a different pose. Be honest but polite but more importantly, let her know that you are sincerely looking out for her welfare and for how her photos come out.
Compliment the women appropriately
Women in general love being complimented. Use this well in your wedding photography journey and you will be able to elicit the best natural looking and flattering photos and that you will ever get your hands on.
Encourage groups of people to come together when being photographed
Advise the group to huddle in closer to each other and to bridge the physical gap as much as possible. Your photos will come out looking cozy and sweet – just the way they should come out.
Make the people you film comfortable first and they will come out looking comfortable in the photos.
Never film an uncomfortable looking subject. Go out of your way to make that person feel a little better first. Someone who is clearly within his element photographs so much better than someone who looks awkward and ill at ease.