Wedding Photography Essentials for any Photographer


A lot of people have a misconception about what it takes to be a professional photographer. The best in the field like Athena Photo have proved that being a professional wedding photographer is a skill. You don’t need an expensive camera or lighting equipment, you just need the right information and some wedding photography essentials! In this blog post, we’ll cover all of the basics from how to find clients to how to take great pictures. By the time you’re done reading this article, you’ll be ready for your next wedding shoot!

When shooting for a wedding the photographer should make sure to  have the following:

A backup camera.

A flash or strobe light.

Two lenses, a telephoto, and a wide-angle lens.

 Extra batteries for each piece of equipment used in shooting the wedding photographs.

Memory cards to store every picture that will be taken at the wedding events on location during your shoot time frame with this clientele.

As you can see there are only five things needed to get started taking pictures professionally! The next step is how to find clients? For starters make sure you have an air-tight contract if one has not been made already between yourself and customer(s). You should always give customers all necessary information regarding prices before starting any type of photography job and always ask for a damage deposit to be paid upfront.

Always get the contact information of the person making the booking and any other pertinent people who need to know about your schedule so they can plan their time accordingly around yours. Also, make sure you send out reminder emails or text messages prior to an event just in case there was some sort of miscommunication between either party that could potentially leave you without work!

The essentials

At this point, we should have covered all wedding photography essentials needed by any photographer planning on starting his or her own business through this incredible profession. There are many types of photographers such as fine art, portrait, commercial, and sports but no matter what type one chooses it’s crucial not only having camera equipment; memory cards; lenses; batteries; and a contract to protect both parties involved.

The photographer should also make sure to capture the bridesmaids and groomsmen in the wedding photos as well. You can also photograph people during a ceremony or reception and these moments should not be forgotten!

They are an integral part of any wedding ceremony and they should also be photographed so they can cherish their time spent during the wedding event.

Take more pictures

The photographer will benefit greatly from remembering to take pictures of everyone at a ceremony and reception because these photos will provide lifelong memories for those involved in such an incredibly special day!


Now that you have all the necessary information, it’s up to you to go out there and start your own photography business or just hone your skills as a whole if this is something that interests you! It takes practice before becoming truly professional but we know with all of our heart anyone willing to learn about what essential items are required by any potential client looking for great wedding photographs-will succeeds in his or her endeavors.

Olson Mig
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