Asian wedding photography may sound like something that is extremely daunting and intimidating but when you take a closer look at it, aside from a few notable differences, it’s really not that hard to deal with, at least not as hard as you would initially think. The key to succeeding in Asian wedding photography is really to find out as much as you can about the couple that you are covering.
Acquaint yourself with the culture
There are so many different countries and cultures in Asia that it won’t be possible for you to approach all of those cultures with just one mindset. This is something that you are going to have to be open with at some point or so. You need to make sure that you are able to really get to the root or to the main source by talking to the couple directly and finding out everything that you need to find out about them, about their culture, about the practices and rituals that they still observe that you really need to be made aware about all throughout the Asian wedding photography shoot. On top of that, try to see if you can acquaint yourself with the culture even more by doing some background research as well one way or the other.
Know how to deal with many people
If there is one thing that is quite notable in Asian wedding photography, it would have to be the fact that you will be dealing with so many people during the wedding. Asian families are naturally extended and they are quite close knit. This means that you can potentially deal with hundreds of people, and that is just with the relatives alone. Being able to get a handle on this and knowing who the really important and close people are to the bride and groom may turn out to be far harder than you would think. This is something that you need to think ahead of as much as possible.
Get to know the coordinator
Try to see if you will be able to go ahead and ask the couple for a coordinator of some sort, preferably someone who is from the family or who knows most of the family. This person will make your life as an Asian wedding photographer so much easier because this means that you won’t have to stress over the organization of which people belong with which groups when you are taking the family shots. You can work quietly on everything that you need to work on without stressing over all of the other details because the coordinator will worry about that for you.
Get yourself acquainted with the wedding process.
At some point or so, something about Asian wedding photography will always be quite different from the other wedding photo shoots that you are quite used to. The more you know about the process and the sequences that they are observing all throughout the wedding, the more you will be prepared to handle anything and everything that comes your way as an Asian wedding photographer because you already know what to expect in the process.