Learning how to start up a blog and how to maintain it with the best possible quality all of the time is something that every professional wedding photographer out there should be able to learn. Even when you aren’t really booking any clients just yet, the fact that you are active with your blog will already get to give you the kind of jump start that you need in your career.
There are so many wedding photographers out there but only a few of them are actually quite skilled when it comes to propagating their online presence and this is certainly a niche that you can go ahead and take the lead in if you know how to start things right and if you focus well on how you will be able to move things forward as you go along.
Use your blog
Always use your blog as a wedding photographer for you to reach out to the rest of the other wedding industry vendors that you might have worked with in the weddings that that you have covered previously. Go around or have your second shooter or assistant go around during the wedding to give out a quick word of introduction to these vendors. Give out a nice business card just so that they will have a little something to remember you by from the interaction. Make it a point to ask for their business card as well if they have something that they can give out to you. Collate all of the info that you have managed to collect from the wedding and make sure that you are able to dedicate a section of your wedding photography blog to list down all of the other vendors that you have worked hand in hand with during the wedding to make the preparations come to life and to bring the event to reality.
Include their business names
When you are writing up the vendors list, make sure that you are able to include their business names as well as the live links that will have your readers lead up to their specific blog sites as well, as a way of promoting them and helping them out in their businesses. When people feel as if there is something that is in it for them, they will be more than happy to share it with their own audiences, making your marketing reach extend out much further than you would have initially thought. It is also something that people call business karma.
Promote and help others
When you actively help out in promoting and helping others gain more audiences in the things that you write up online, they are more inclined to go ahead and do the same for you, as a way of reciprocating your efforts. When you come to think about it, it’s something that can turn out to be mutually beneficial for both parties and it is something that can come with no specific added cost so you can give out recommendations and features to a lot of the vendors that you work with without having to shell out any kind of expense in the process.
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.