Taking quality pictures are the essence of being a photographer. It is the same for everyone working as a wedding photographer Hampshire. But pictures are not everything, just like food is not everything in a restaurant, because how your waiters treat the customers will also affect your whole business.
Respect all the time
Treating your every new customers with the same respect you’d give to a celebrity or governors is a manner everyone should keep, even when you’re far ahead of your career later in the future. You may want to start choosing your customers and offers, however, this does not mean you give them a crappy ‘no, I don’t like your offer’ rejections. Instead, respectfully but clearly, rejecting offers that you cannot accept while explaining the reasons is a positive thing you can do.
Respect also includes your attires in the event. If you have accepted the role of a wedding photographer Hampshire offer, then wear suitable attire accordingly. Ask about the dress code if necessary to avoid showing up sloppy or worse, disrespecting to the elders especially in families that are possibly still holding up ethics and the sorts.
Even for people of high status, how you treat people can be a downfall to yourself. You can never know who is attending that wedding and who else knows about how you talk or act in front of key figures, especially in weddings with crowded guests.
Talk and build your network
Whenever you have the chance to meet up with your clients, talk to them. Build a bond for possible referral. Building your communication skill will help in hitting up enjoyable conversation with them. A positive relationship will also help in the shooting of the event. Some couples have explained that they are sometimes nervous and uncomfortable with their photographers around tailing them (even though they actually paid for it). Make it worth it for them, and in return they’ll make it worth it to promote to their family and friends.
While some couples might tell you it is okay to enjoy some of the food, it is best not to. Eating during your duty makes you look less professional. Grab some bites before the wedding starts and remember that wedding parties last for a couple of hours. If you need to, take some lite bites with you.
If the couple has brought you food themselves, obviously, don’t reject them outright either and thank them for it. Be flexible with them as it is also part of making them comfortable with you around.
On your every job, no matter how many hundreds of times you have done it, never be too lazy or too tired to prepare. This includes camera inspection, assistant checking if you are bringing someone, route to the venue if you are not familiar with it and everything else. Showing up to the venue looking well-prepared is part of professionalism. This also allows you to show up early to take pre-event shots.
As a wedding photographer Hampshire, be prepared for unexpected events too. During an event, things can happen; bride or groom could be fooling around themselves, the guests could be making a scene or just messing around with the couple, be prepared to take these precious pictures.