Jul 26, 2018
The Dilemma of being A Wedding Photographer - How to be Every where, Every time!

"Even though shooting grand weddings is as exciting as it is chaotic, the most important moments can become hard to shoot if there is lack of communication and coordination among your crew. Thus, it is most important for every member to be on the same page because in weddings, if a moment is gone, it can never be recreated. Thus, here are some ways to make sure there is utmost coordination amongst your team to create beautiful wedding memories...
1. Since you cannot be next to each other at all times, it is best to invest in walkie talkies. They are a life saver!
2. Always discuss the shooting plan in advance, preferably a day before. This way, each member can concentrate on their assigned tasks instead of figuring things out during the festivities. Otherwise, it might cause confusion or two people might end up shooting the same thing while important things get missed out. 
3. Assign one person to take care of all hard drives and for keeping back ups because there is a tendency for photos or videos to go missing in the middle of chaos, which is the worst thing that could happen to a photographer.
4. Also, it is better to have one person just taking care of batteries of various cameras. There is heavy usage of battery and photographers/videographers should concentrate on documenting everything. If they start taking care of battery as well, some important moments might get missed. 
5. More than assigning tasks, it is of utmost importance to understand the skills of the different crew members and giving them tasks accordingly. This will guarantee the quality of output. 
6. Apart from coordinating amongst the team, it is always good to have a point of contact from the wedding party so that shoots can be executed smoothly.
7. Strategising when to take breaks is extremely necessary as without breaks, the quality of photographs and video would suffer. Breaks can be scheduled so that there is always someone ready with the camera while the other member is taking a break so that nothing is missed out. 
These are the basic points in mind and all of it can be achieved by understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your team."