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First Time Wedding Photographer is your source for the information and guidance you need to make your first wedding a success! We publish content based on our own experiences, and our trial and error for the best ways to prepare for photographing a wedding.

First time wedding photography tip #4 — Know your wedding attire!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

First and foremost, your job is to take pictures — but in doing so, you also have the responsibility of making sure the wedding party looks their best! Often, you will find men that aren’t familiar with the art of tie tying, pocket square folding, suit jacket buttoning or cufflink fixing. Sure, you could stand […]

First time wedding photography tip #3 — Backup early and often

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in First Time Tips | No Comments

Today’s tip is one for the post-production workflow, and it’s simple: back up all of your files as early and often as possible! We ALWAYS upload all of our files to the computer AND to an external hard drive as soon as we get home from a wedding. This way, we know for a fact […]

First Time Wedding Photography Tip #2 — Let your models warm up

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in First Time Tips, Weding Day Info | No Comments

It’s 7:30 AM, and your bride has just arrived at the makeup salon. Do you think she’s ready to start posing and smiling for the camera? Nope. You’ll be lucky if her eyes are even fully open. Even if it’s 7 PM and you’re just starting an engagement session — for most people, being in […]

First Time Wedding Photography Tip #1 – Focus on the Eyeballs

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in First Time Tips, Weding Day Info | No Comments
First Time Wedding Photography Tip #1 – Focus on the Eyeballs

Looking for extra crisp portraits on your first wedding photography gig? The one rule that you must abide by EVERY TIME you point your camera at a living being is setting your focal point on the dominant subject’s eyeball — most of the time, this should be the bride. This is especially crucial in low-light […]

5 mistakes most first time wedding photographers make — and how to avoid them

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Weding Day Info | No Comments

So, you’ve booked your first wedding! Whether it’s a paid job, or just a favor for a friend, this is one of the most exciting things that can happen to an amateur photographer. But with that excitement comes a set of very high stakes — you only get one chance to do it right, after […]

Greg Cazillo – Preparing for your first wedding

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Wedding Preperation, Weding Day Info | No Comments
Greg Cazillo – Preparing for your first wedding

I love hearing the advice of other wedding photographers, especially when it relates to shooting your first wedding. As wedding photography continues to grow and evolve, guys like Greg Cazillo (www.cazillo.com) can help you get up and running for your first gig!

Anatomy of a Wedding for New Wedding Photographers

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Weding Day Info | No Comments

As a new wedding photographer, you may not be well-versed in the “anatomy” of a typical wedding. Even if you’ve attended as a guest in the past, there are “behind-the-scenes” aspects of weddings that most people never see (well, until you have a wedding of your own). Often, brides and grooms will make the assumption […]

How to prep your equipment before the wedding

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Wedding Preperation | No Comments

Richard B Flores has just produced an awesome video highlighting the meticulous process he goes through before a wedding shoot. While you may not have quite the collection of bodies and lenses that he does, you should take note of some of his techniques and steps! RichardBFlores Wedding Photography Gear Prep from RichardBFlores on Vimeo. […]

Number one tip for shooting your first wedding: Learn Everything.

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Wedding Preperation | No Comments

Learn everything. Sounds simple enough, right? Yeah, I didn’t think so either. When you book your first wedding, I strongly encourage you to set aside serious amounts of time to just study. This is by no means a replacement for formal photography training or experience (so don’t expect to be a pro when you’re done), […]