Learn how Sarah prepared for her first wedding shoot.


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In this podcast I talk to Sarah from Israel, and we discuss her top 7 lessons she learned from shooting her very first wedding as a professional photographer.

Sarah shares with us how she met and then booked her first client, and then how she prepared for her first wedding shoot.

And then she gives us her top 7 lessons she learned from her first wedding photography gig:

  1. Balance between being too pushy and getting the photos.
  2. How to deal with other photographers.
  3. Energy
  4. Procedures and SOP’s
  5. Acting Professional
  6. Interacting with guests
  7. Being flexible

Enjoy! Brent.

In this episode:

(01:48) – The first wedding shoot
(08:36) – 7 lessons learned from the first wedding photography

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Episode Highlights:

The first wedding shoot:

  • Positive attitude
  • Active on Facebook
  • Meet the client
  • Prices on the first meeting
  • Discussed the whole process
  • Non-traditional wedding

7 lessons learned from the first wedding photography:

  • Balance between being too pushy and getting the photos
    • Make a list
    • Remind the client
  • How to deal with other photographers
    • Group photos
    • Be clear on instructions
  • Energy
    • Shooting all the time
    • Get enthusiastic
    • Do some meditation beforehand
    • Build up your energy reserve
  • Procedures and SOP’s
    • Have some protocols
    • Set procedures beforehand
    • Constant communication with the client
    • Send some questionnaires
  • Acting Professional
    • Control yourself
    • Handle the situation well
    • Reading a lot about weddings
    • Mentally prepared
  • Interacting with guests
    • Be nice with the people
    • Open-minded people
    • Happy situation
  • Being flexible
    • There’s always surprises
      • Things change
      • Be ready for everything
      • Be open-minded
      • Always do your best

    Tips for doing a wedding shoot:

    • You have to like it
    • You have to love it
    • There’s so much energy
    • There’s so much work

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