A good storyteller will intertwine a beautiful story and have spell bound readers. Every wedding has a distinct story and a good photographer like a good storyteller will understand the essence, capture pictures on the big day and have some really happy clients. Indian weddings are packed with action, emotions, rituals and a vibrant splash of colors. As an amateur photographer you may find challenges but also some great photographing opportunities in an Indian wedding. Here are some tips, which will help you for the big day:
Indian Wedding Photography Tips
1. Know the wedding process
Indian weddings are unique in every way, and with a multitude of regional flavours, as a photographer you would need to know the entire process well. This would enable you to connect to your clients and their expectations. Find out about details about the wedding rituals, the timings. Indian weddings have long hours of ceremonies and also are known for varied timings. So it is best to research and know the process.
2. Plan & Prepare well
Weddings need detailed planning, so research, and plan for the photo-shoot, this will enable you to have a smooth and stress-free experience. Prepare for the long hours of ceremonies, you will need storage devices, which can handle fast transfers for backups and well-charged batteries. Plan your kit for the big day. Prepare well for the early hour rituals, you will need to be on your toes for capturing moments as they unfold.
3. Capture the action
Indian weddings are packed with action. Musical beats some feet-tapping rhythms and wedding guests just waiting to unfurl and wish the couple. Rituals packed with fun and solemn moods. You will need to be alert not to miss on the action. Have fun, and keep clicking.
4. Second photographer
With long hours of ceremonies, and action unfurling and wedding guests waiting to bless the couple you may find it smoother to have a second photographer who could team-up for the day. This will enable you not to miss any moment from being captured and you will have a better range of clicks for your clients.
5. Food, family and emotions
Indian weddings will have a colourful spread and every corner of the wedding venue a splash of vibrant color. There is so much tocapture. The food spread, warm family members and a whole lot of emotions. You will find a lot of photographing opportunities, focus on the moment, be alert and you will the story.