126 jobs of a wedding photographer

While the exact number of tasks for Laura and I as wedding photographers will vary depending on the specific wedding, based on the couples preferences and overall wedding they have planned, here is a list of 126 potential things we will do to make sure everything goes to plan.


This is when we get to know the couple’s style, preferences, and expectations. It’s about building a connection and trust, which ensures a relaxed and authentic vibe on the big day. Take a look at all of our pre-wedding jobs here.

Wedding Day

The heart of it all! Capturing those once-in-a-lifetime moments, emotions, and details is what we live for. From the ‘Getting ready’ to the  “I do” then to the dance floor, every shot tells a unique story. Take a look at all of our wedding day jobs here.



The artistry happens here. Editing, retouching, and curating the photos to perfection. It’s where we transform moments into timeless memories. Take a look at all of our post-wedding jobs here.

Business Administration

We stay on top of this to ensure success and sustainability. Things like; client bookings, invoicing, and financial record keeping. It also plays a pivotal role in marketing and client relations, us to maintain an online presence, and effectively communicate with clients. In essence, adept business administration is not just about keeping the business afloat; it’s about creating a foundation for growth, client satisfaction, and long-term success in a highly competitive market.

Client Interaction

We know that good client interaction greatly influences the overall satisfaction of our couples. Good communication builds trust and understanding, it also helps in creating a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, crucial for capturing natural, candid shots. Additionally, we know if our couples are happy this can often lead to referrals and repeat business, which is essential for our future.

Technical Aspects

Staying on top of all technical aspects is crucial as it directly impacts the quality and creativity of our work. The field of photography is constantly evolving, with new technologies and techniques emerging regularly. Mastery of the latest cameras, lenses, and editing software enables photographers to capture high-resolution, stunning images even in challenging lighting or weather conditions. In essence, technical expertise is not just about keeping up with industry standards, but also about elevating the artistic expression and overall client satisfaction in the highly competitive field of wedding photography.

Logistics and Time Management

We have to excel in logistics and time management due to the unique and dynamic nature of weddings. They are often tightly scheduled, with a myriad of key moments occurring throughout the day, from the early preparations to the evening’s final dance. Additionally, weddings can present unpredictable situations, such as changes in weather, delays in schedules, or last-minute alterations in venues or setups. Our ability to navigate these complexities not only guarantees a smooth workflow but also ensures that our couples receive a comprehensive and memorable photographic record of their special day, captured with minimal stress and maximum efficiency.

Client Comfort and Communication

Weddings are deeply personal and often stressful events, and a photographer who can create a comfortable atmosphere helps couples and their guests feel at ease, leading to more natural and expressive images. Effective communication, both prior to and during the event, ensures that we understand the couple’s vision, preferences, and unique dynamics. 

Creativity and Artistry

We try and keep a unique blend of creativity and artistry to truly capture the essence of one of life’s most significant events. Unlike other forms of photography, weddings present a fast-paced, emotionally charged environment where moments are fleeting and irreplaceable. We not only document these moments but also try to infuse them with a sense of story, emotion, and artistic flair. 

Technical Troubleshooting

We possess strong technical troubleshooting skills due to the unpredictability and once-in-a-lifetime nature of wedding events. A wedding day is filled with fleeting, irreplaceable moments that require a photographer to be prepared for any technical challenge, be it a sudden change in lighting, equipment malfunction, or unexpected weather conditions. The ability to quickly diagnose and resolve issues with cameras, lenses, flash units, and other gear is crucial to ensure no pivotal moment is missed. 

Safety and Professionalism

We require a strong commitment to safety and professionalism due to the unique and irreplaceable nature of a wedding day. Weddings are not just significant social events but deeply personal moments filled with emotional significance. A professional approach ensures that we respect the sanctity and intimacy of the occasion, adhere to ethical standards, and interact with guests and the wedding party respectfully and discreetly. 

Backup and Redundancy

We prioritise backup and redundancy because they are essential for safeguarding against unforeseen circumstances that can lead to the loss of irreplaceable images. A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, filled with moments that cannot be recreated. Thus, having multiple backups of photographs, often in various formats and locations, ensures that even if one set of data is compromised due to technical failures, accidental deletions, or damage to equipment, there is still a failsafe in place to protect those precious memories. Additionally, redundancy in equipment – such as having spare cameras, lenses, and batteries – is critical to ensure that the photography process is uninterrupted, even in the face of equipment malfunctions. This thorough preparedness underscores our commitment to reliability and professionalism, providing peace of mind to the couple that their special memories are securely captured and preserved.

Client Relationship Building

Laura especially prioritises client relationship building because it’s fundamental to capturing the essence of a couple’s special day authentically and intimately. Establishing a strong rapport with clients allows us to understand a couples unique personalities, preferences, and love story, which is crucial for personalising the photography experience and ensuring the captured images genuinely reflect the couple’s essence. 

Additional Responsibilities

We often bear additional responsibilities beyond simply taking photographs; we play a pivotal role in orchestrating the flow of the wedding day. Our expertise extends to managing timelines, ensuring key moments are captured without disrupting the ceremony or reception. We often act as impromptu event coordinators, liaising between various parties – from the couple and their families to other vendors – to maintain a smooth and cohesive event.  In essence, being wedding photographers is not just taking photos of the day, but a key contributor to the success and flow of the event, making our role multifaceted and crucial.

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