Over years and years of your experience as a wedding photographer, you will be asked to cover different wedding photo shoots expanding out to different countries and different cultures. It is extremely important for you to make sure that you are more or less always open to change and always ready to adapt to whatever is being thrown at you. This is the only way for you to really succeed and to really be able to expand your clientele at the end of the day. If you are shooting an Indian wedding photography shoot and it is your first time to do so, there is a pretty good chance that you are not that well versed with their culture just yet. What this means is that you will need to make sure that you are able to do a little bit more probing and digging and more importantly, research, to make sure that you don’t ruffle any feathers during the process. You need to make sure that you are always able to uphold the practices and the traditions that the couple who is about to be wed would like you to follow through on no matter what happens. You have to keep in mind that this is basically unlike anything that you have ever experienced before and you need to make sure that you are able to keep an open mind no matter what.
Meet up with the couple before the wedding.
This may sound strange to you but there are a lot of instances wherein the wedding photographer does not even get to see the bride and groom until the actual Indian wedding photography shoot during the wedding day itself. More and more couples are becoming more modern and more open to discussions so just try to test the waters and try to see if they will agree to attend a meeting with you. Ask them about any particular traditions that they would like you to really remember all of the time. Ask them as well for a list of the sequence of wedding events just to make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the really important moments. List things down and keep the list on you all of the time so that you will be able to more or less follow through all throughout the Indian wedding photography shoot.
Get someone from the family to help coordinate the family photos for you.
No matter how small they may claim an Indian wedding to be, it could easily lead up to hundreds and hundreds of guests and this is something that can potentially overwhelm even the most skilled wedding photographer out there. You need to know which among these family members really are a part of the immediate family of the bride and groom. Almost all of them will at some point or so claim to be very close to the wedded couple but that may not always be the case. That is why getting a coordinator is crucial so that you will be able to really sift through the crowd and the huge families attending the wedding.