What Happens In The Mind Of A Wedding Photographer
Just to be clear, photography is more than picking up a camera, turning it on and pressing the shutter button. That approach may work well for selfies and your cell phone camera but the professionals have more to worry about. Don’t take this the wrong way, we enjoy the results that happen after worrying about everything and taking care of it. A photographer and especially a wedding photographer in India will have to play many roles to bring out the best in a wedding. The biggest concern we have is our camera. Simply owning a DSLR doesn’t make someone a photographer.
Still, we’re not complaining. Well, not much anyway, we know it’s all worth it when we see our work make people happy. In Indian weddings, we have to learn to switch gears quickly and efficiently. Music, dance and flashy lights can give way to pin-drop silence in a few hours. It’s amazing and we love the challenge.
But let’s tell you what’s going on in our heads. The first a wedding photographer has to worry about is gaining all of the information about the wedding. Accordingly, the planning can begin. Only once the location of the wedding, the dates and times of the ceremonies are known can the conceptualising begin.
After that, we know that we have to check the places. Here, we need to think like interior design photographers or like landscape photographers, depending on the indoor and outdoor locations chosen for the wedding and pre-wedding events. It’s then about making a schedule and sticking to it as much as possible. We understand that sometimes, things get delayed or cancelled. We know that while we are there, it’s our job to deliver the best wedding photography experience we can.
A successful wedding photographer is one who is more calm than the bride or groom. Many times, couples are conscious about how they will look during their wedding, we understand. Siddhartha combines his knowledge of fashion design and photography to keep couples confident in how wonderful they look on their special days.
We always worry about giving our best and any good wedding photographer won’t tell you any differently. The mind of a photographer is concerned with capturing the couple to the best of his or her ability. Everything from the lights present at the venue to the lenses required is always on a wedding photographer’s mind during the wedding. Then comes the editing of the pictures and the videos, the printing of the album and production of our other special surprises.
The last thing that goes the mind of a wedding photographer after all the work is done and the final products are ready is a question that can only be answered by the bride and groom. That question is ‘Will they like it?”
Dear wedding photographers who are reading this, if you take all the effort you’re supposed to, that answer is always going to be yes.