Don’t Rush into the business
Always remember, someone’s wedding is not your experimental ground. If you are not much experienced, it is not an easy task to manage everything. If you mismanage a shoot, you are ruining someone’s wedding memories. A wedding album is something; a couple cherishes till the death bed. It is a gold treasure to the kids and grandchildren of a couple. There is no hurry to rush into the business. The more you practice, the more you learn, the better you would be in the industry. You can always choose to intern under a professional photographer and learn at a basic level. This would not just give you experience but would also keep you off the responsibility at the early stage. When you would not have a responsibility to manage at a higher level, it would be easy for you to learn as much as possible. In case you make a mistake, there would be a team in your support to take care of it and can save it from becoming a blunder. Once, you get assured that you are finally ready to shoot someone’s wedding, start finding clients. Because once you enter the field, you take along brand name with you. You cannot afford bad reviews as this leads to significant fallback and there is no recovery from that.
Have backups for everything
Carrying the backups of almost everything is essential. The memory card, battery, or the parts of equipment, lenses, camera body and speedlights. You do not know, what might happen any day and therefore must be prepared for any emergencies. You obviously cannot shoot a wedding without a camera if by some fault it breaks, or lenses break, nobody would pay a camera operator without a camera. You can opt for renting a gear, being a new artist if you cannot afford one yet. This way you would get to experience your hands on the equipment you always wanted and is it suitable for you without even breaking your bank account.
Prepare a Shot list
You must be prepared with the shots you want from the couple and the bride and groom individually. You must have all the poses in your mind and should be ready to shoot them at any time. You might want to be creative and think on the spot being spontaneous, but sometimes things do not work according to the plan, and therefore you must be ready for the worst situations. Preparing a list would not affect your creativity but would only add on to it. Sometimes, with the time crisis, the pressure becomes too much to think about something new, and you might go blank.