Don’t be trigger happy.
A lot of things could definitely go wrong with being an Isle of Skye wedding photographer. As much as you might want to keep clicking your camera, taking pictures of whatever you want, snap pictures from whatever angle, you can’t do that. You can’t just waltz around during the ceremony as if taking pictures isn’t your job. Aside from the instructions given to you regarding what to do during the ceremony, there are still a lot of things a wedding photography should not do.
First is wearing uncomfortable shoes.
Yes, stilettos might be a great way to present yourself when you’re attending a wedding ceremony, but you can’t wear them for long, can you? Considering the amount of time you’re supposed to stand around and walk around with your camera, you’ll end up being more concerned about how your feet are doing rather than what you came to do. You’d spend more time looking down at your toes for blisters than checking the photos you captured. Wearing comfortable shoes may seem like a minor thing at first, but when you brush off the idea because you wanted to wear fancy shoes to the ceremony, you just might end up thinking twice about your decision to wear them.
Second thing you should never do as an Isle of Skye wedding photographer is arrive unprepared. Keep your memory cards blank before you start taking pictures. You can’t just tell everyone that you’ll only take up to ten photos because that is absolutely embarrassing for yourself. They paid you to take pictures, so you go there to take as much pictures as they need you to. You can’t run home to fetch another memory card either. Going to a wedding unprepared is going to cost you your reputation as a photographer and the money you could have earned if only you were doing well with your job. If you don’t do well, you’ll have your ears full of complaints rather than your pocket filled with cash. No matter how good you take pictures, if you only took five to fifteen of them, it’s not going good for you or anyone during the ceremony. At the end of the day, other guests might be doing your job for you if you couldn’t do yours because you ran out of batteries, or memory which you should have prepared in the first place.
As a person behind the camera, you should never be late for the event. You are one of those people who should already be there even before the ceremony starts because you’re supposed to capture events that happen before the bride shows up in front of her groom. Arriving late on the day of the wedding is synonymous to losing your job as a photographer for the event. Being punctual gives you enough time to set up your equipment and position them in the right way without disrupting the venue’s decorations.
Lastly, what a photographer should not do is ignore these instructions as well as the instructions given by the bride and groom. You should be respectful towards the people at the event as well as be professional in doing the job to keep the people satisfied with the outcome of the photos rather than doing the things that would ruin your reputation as a wedding photographer.