weddingphotographer

Why I’ll Never Be a Wedding Photographer

I have seen so many posts across various websites and Facebook groups this week all centered around one theme: wedding photography. Wedding season is well and truly upon us and I guess that everyone who’s getting married this summer has already booked their photographer. But their guests who are getting married next year or the year after? They’re the ones probably starting to think about who’s going to photograph their big day. And it’s a huge decision to make.

Why I Ditched My Nikon Kit for Sony as a Wedding Photographer

Changing camera systems is not something to be taken lightly. As a die-hard Nikon fan since I first got into photography, I didn’t think I would ever consider switching away from them. And yet, here I am, sitting with no Nikon kit in sight having just shot my first wedding entirely on Sony kit and no regrets.

Why Empathy is the Most Important Trait of a Wedding Photographer

There are few things in life I treasure more than the photographs I have. Some are on the walls, some in albums and many hundred are in shoe boxes in the cupboard and each one has it’s own story. As I get a little older and maybe a little wiser, the value of these photographs to me has increased. These people, these moments in my life are priceless. And if we had to evacuate due to an alien invasion, they would be amongst the few things I would want to scoop up before fleeing to the safe zone, aside from the wife and kids.

Wedding Photographer Pushes Stepmom Aside to Get the Shot

Wedding photographers often complain of 'Uncle Bobs,' or relatives who get in the way of professional photographers while trying to snap their own photos. When photographer Ashley Easterling encountered this during a wedding ceremony recently, she refused to allow the relative to ruin the bride and groom's first kiss photo.

Dear Newbie Wedding Photographer, Here’s Some Honest Advice…

With this article, I don’t want to ruin someone’s life and business or stop them from pursuing their passion, dreams, or whatever they’re after. But I do want to speak about this subject, as my frustrations with unprofessional wedding insiders have been slowly building up in the last few months.

I Fell Into the Ocean While Shooting a Wedding

This is the story of how I fell into the ocean while shooting a wedding. I was contracted to shoot a wedding for a couple named Erin and Ben. It was poised to be a beautiful day: we had great weather and everyone involved was super excited as the wedding ceremony was to be out on a small island just off the coast of Pender Harbour, North of Vancouver, Canada.

Wedding Photography is Dead

Professional wedding photography is dead. Change is afoot. I see it all around me. Photographers who once charged £2,000 (~$2,700) for a wedding, now putting themselves forwards for jobs less than a grand. Award-winning photographers getting part-time jobs to supplement their income because they can no longer afford to shoot weddings full time. And it’s all a dirty little secret.

Review: The Sony a9 is the Camera of a Wedding Photographer’s Dreams

Until 2016, I had photographed weddings using nothing but Nikon cameras. First the D90, then D700, D3s, D4 and then the D4s (while dabbling with the D800, D810, and D750 in-between). I love/loved my Nikons and never regretted avoiding Canon at any stage.

Wanted: Consummation Photographer

There's boudoir photography, and then there's... this. A reader spotted this strange "wedding photographer needed" ad posted on Craigslist by someone in Wisconsin. Apparently there's an engaged couple looking for a wedding photographer who's willing to double as a consummation photographer.

I Smashed My Nikon D4 — Here’s What I Learned

My name is Brandie Sunley, and I've been working full-time as a portrait and event photographer for nearly eight years. It's been a massive learning curve getting into this industry, and a lot of things had to be learned the hard way. The following story is one of those hard lessons...

This is What Happens If You Don’t Hire a Wedding Photographer

We have all heard it: "save money by hiring a hobby photographer" or "my uncle got a really great camera and he will take our wedding photos for free." I will light a candle for all of you who regret, in hindsight, that you didn't hire a professional photographer for your wedding or special one-day event.