Welcome to our channel, today we are chatting about 5 things to always do before every single wedding. Let’s jump in!
Number 1 – Charge Your Gear
Charge your gear even if you just charged it yesterday. Just pop it in the chargers again just so you know that it’s 100% ready to rumble. Make sure you have back ups on back ups, so that is not a worry on the wedding day and you are ready to go no matter what.
If batteries sit around for a while, they will lose a tiny bit of charge so make sure that you have them charged the night before and you are ready to go.
Number 2 – Format All of Your SD Cards
Make sure you format all of your SD cards. Check that they are ready to go and you don’t have to worry about that on the wedding day that there might be photos from the shoot last week or your wedding that you shot a month ago. Make sure that you have fresh cards that are formatted.
Number 3 – Take a Photo of the Time
I’m going to show you here that we take a photo at this certain site so that we have it by the second. This is so that we can sync our bodies with each other, but also so that if you have a second shooter, make sure that they sync as well.
Then, later in Lightroom, you can make sure that all of the times are spot on with each other slo that you’re not jumping between different parts of the day. For example, someone is at the getting ready part of the day and someone else is at the first look.
Number 4 – Eat a Heavy Breakfast
I love to eat a dense breakfast in the morning. Often times, we start our coverage right at lunch and so while our couples may provide lunch for us, like an extra jimmy johns sandwich, it’s sometimes hard because we jump right into the day at that point. We are kind of running the getting ready portion of the day and so even if they have lunch for us, it’s often hard to grab it.
So, love to supplement that by having a super heavy breakfast so that it will hold us over, and bringing snacks – I often eat a snack right before the ceremony when there’s some extra downtime.
Number 5 – Get to the Wedding Early
We ALWAYS arrive 30 minutes prior to our coverage starting so that if we need to scout, if we need to greet the planner we haven’t met before, or quickly take a look at the venue, we have extra time. It also allows us cushion should we run into any unforeseen circumstances on the way there like traffic, a blown tire, anything like that. So at minimum we arrive a half hour early, which works perfect for us.
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