In todays episode we’re talking about clients who pull a no call no show or even those who need to re schedule. Lots of factors come into play when things change last minute but one thing that should hold steady is the customer service you provide. Oh and we also talk about the new movie A Star Is Born.
Today on the podcast Im talking about a sunset engagement session I have booked for this weekend. Some of the things I like to prep mentally leading up to any photo session is a list of poses as well as what gear I would like to bring. The location of this shoot will be the dunes so having the proper cleaning tools on hand is important when working around sand.
Photographing at a popular location like this can be a daunting task for a photographer. When the goal is to capture engagement photos it can be even more of a challenge because for engagement photos the goal (at least mine) is to ensure that the couple is seen together and more importantly ALONE. So working in a busy area with lots of foot traffic takes first and foremost patients from the couple and more importantly from the photographer. In todays podcast I share a bit from my fist engagement session at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
How to deal with a guest who decides to bring their pro or prosumer level dslr to a wedding you are hired to capture. As a preface to this podcast episode it may come off as a little bit of a rant but i assure you this is not my intention. Every wedding I have had the opportunity too capture has had at least one person with a dslr camera. Don’t get me wrong I am not opposed to people capturing the day to share on their social media or to look back on later but leave the big camera at home. I say this to all those who are on the fence about brining their dslr to a wedding. Maybe you want to get into wedding photography and think this is a good way to build your portfolio. I say think about the potential photos the paid photographer may miss out on because the guests think you are also their as a hired hand. Couples spend good money so that their guests can enjoy the celebration with them and one of the reasons they hire a photographer is to capture the day for them. If a friend or family member is out their confusing guests as to who the paid photographer is it leaves room for missed moments.