Behind the Lens: A Day in the Life of a Wedding Photographer

A wedding photographer is among the most important people in any wedding event. A photographer usually has a lot of pressure regarding covering the event perfectly. Have you ever thought how does it feels to be a wedding photographer? This post shares the experience of a wedding photographer on the day of a wedding.

A Day in the Life of a Wedding Photographer

A lot goes on a wedding day in the life of a photographer and here are all the main highlights that you must know:

  1. The day starts with checking the client requests

Every day as a wedding photographer starts by checking the client requests. There could be emails from new clients or previous clients having some requests for their wedding day. So, day starts by checking those requirements and seeing what could be done regarding those requests.

  1. Packing gear, lunch, and any other essentials.

Before leaving for the destination, the photographer usually packs his gear and lunch. It is a very important part of the process since different environments and events require different camera gear, lighting setups, and other accessories. Hence, the photographer packs beforehand for a smooth experience.

  1. Double checking everything along with the route

Once done with the packing, photographer double checks everything. It includes client requirements for the day, GPS for their destination, and wedding gear for the day. Double-checking everything ensures that the chances of error are reduced as much as possible.

  1. Groom coverage

As the photographer reaches the destination and the groom is already there, their services start with groom coverage. It is time for some solo shots as well as some shots with the family, friends, or other guests. It usually takes an hour and the photos are focused on boys, small details of the event, and all sorts of fun ideas.

  1. Bride coverage

Once groom coverage is done, it is time for bride coverage and it usually takes around 1.5 hours. The basic idea of bride coverage is the same but the difference here is in the lighting and vibrance of photos. While groom coverage focuses on class, bride coverage is kept as playful as possible.

  1. Ceremony coverage

After covering bride and groom, things start to go on a cruise control and the wedding photographer only has to cover everything happening. This section of the day can be a little stressful for the photographer since they don’t get many takes. Ceremony coverage includes:

 Bride’s walk

  •  Groom’s reaction
  •  Covering their vows
  •  Emotions of guests during the ceremony.
  •  The kiss
  1. Congratulation and Reception coverage

After the wedding ceremony there is some time when everyone congratulates the couple and that is the time of the most playful memories from the whole event. It is a little less stressed since the wedding photographer is open for some candid pictures.

  1. Uploading all the captures to the computer

The day does not stop there since the wedding photographer has to ensure that all his camera images are uploaded to the computer storage for higher reliability and charging all the batteries. It ensures that the gear will be ready for someone else’s big day tomorrow.


Dedication towards the job makes the life of a wedding photographer easier. So, if you also want to get your big event covered by a professional, you are at the right place. Feel free to contact and discuss any queries about your wedding photography requirements.

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