For some people, photography is a passion that they try to turn into a way of life and source of income. That is the reason why there are several niches to the industry of photography with wedding photography being amongst the most popular. For others, wedding photography is something they find themselves walking into accidentally and this might be due to a chance encounter like serving as an impromptu photographer for a friend whose wedding photographer pulled out. The final group of people who find themselves involved in photography might be engaged in it as a side job or as a means to earn extra income.
It is quite clear that from the above, there are several things that can be lead to individuals finding themselves working as a Cheshire wedding photographer but regardless of the reason, wedding photography is definitely not something that should be regarded as a hobby. The idea of wedding photography being a hobby is definitely a misconception that several individuals hold on to. This idea is further paired with individuals thinking that the operation days or hours of a wedding photographer boils down to one day of the week and this is as far from the truth as can be.
Weddings are events that can happen any day of the week but for most, it is usually held on the weekends for convenience and practicality sake. The average wedding lasts up to 12 hours with the wedding photographer covering it for 10 hours. After that you have close to 20 hours of post wedding image production and almost 6 hours dedicated to designing the album. The afore mentioned hours did not include consultation time with the couple as well as setting up, budgeting and marketing costs.
For the Cheshire wedding photographer, an average wedding day begins in the early hours of the morning which can be between 5am to 6am depending on the proximity of the venue and his working hours end at midnight if the contract is based on an hourly rate. Eating for the wedding photographer during a wedding is done only when there is a window of opportunity to do so like maybe there is a lull in the wedding activities or if you are in between locations from the church to the wedding reception. The couples demand for variety when it comes to their wedding album and as a result, you find yourself positioning at different angles, standing on tip toes, crouching on your knees or even lying down.
Prepare and anticipate
The couple wants every moment captured so you also need to be prepared and anticipate every possible moment before they occur so you can capture them on camera. Every reaction and emotion must also be documented. During wedding season, this might even be tougher as back to back weddings can be difficult for the wedding photographer. With all that being said, it is quite clear to see that the job of a Cheshire wedding photographer is definitely not easy but for those that have the passion for it this might just be something to love.