Building a wedding photography photography business takes time. If you’re looking for a shortcut or some quick cash, this is not the business to do that in. Weddings are high pressure and require every kind of photography there is. Macro. Editorial. Event. Portraiture. Natural light. OCF (Off Camera Flash). Candid. Posed. I could go on. Wedding photography also requires an insane amount of gear. Multiple camera bodies. Flashes. Wide lenses. Long lenses. Macro lenses. Back ups. These things are not cheap.
Flatlays have become a huge trend in wedding photography over the past couple of years. They are a great way to document all of the little personal details that often get overlooked on a wedding day. They also set the tone for a wedding album or gallery. Almost like the exposition or introduction to a novel- you can learn about the couple’s personal style and color story for the whole day in a single image.
When I hear other photographers talking about how long it takes them to edit a wedding, I honestly feel bad for them. It doesn’t have to be that way! At this point in my career, editing a wedding as like performing a well choreographed a dance that I have practiced hundreds of times. It comes naturally, flows well, and so long as I follow each of the steps, turns out perfectly. With that said, I am always learning and open to suggestions. I understand that what works for me, might not work for everyone. But I figure, it might be helpful to someone, and community is key.