How To Prepare To Photograph A Wedding Every Week In Cincinnati
Every wedding is different and every professional wedding photographer in has his/her own wedding photography workflow prior to the wedding. For me, every wedding day preparation routine is identical. In order to maintain consistency and sanity, I prepare for every wedding day the way I always have. Below, I will share my routine and the equipment that comes to each wedding. The best advice I can give to other professional photographers is that routine calms the brain and ensure that you don't forget any important equipment.
Wedding Photography Preparation:
Six days prior to the event, I begin charging all batteries
When batteries are charged, they go into battery pockets, positive end up. This tells me that the batteries are charged
Early in the week, I ensure that my wedding outfit is washed and ready to be worn
The night before the event, I assemble all lighting equipment (in a suitcase), cameras, flashes, lenses, batteries and memory cards
The morning of the event, I double check that all equipment is accounted for
I do not book anything else on a wedding day. The wedding is my only focus.
I load the car with all of my equipment and extra clothes just in case
If it is really hot outside or if I am shooting a twelve-hour wedding, I will load a small cooler with water and snacks
I eat a large breakfast or lunch so that I am not hungry at the event
I leave plenty early for the event
When I arrive at the event (early), I listen to music or podcasts until it is time to begin!