The industry of wedding photography is not the friendliest out there for newbies.
The moment that you decide to go ahead and go into the water, you better be ready to swim and swim hard at that because it’s a really tough crowd out there and there are so many other wedding photographers who have actually established themselves and have sort of become household names already in the industry. You need to be willing enough to face tough challenges ahead of time before you actually face them. This is something that will enable you to anticipate things better as you go along.
The truth of the matter is that starting out in wedding photography will be a tough feat to accomplish so unless this is something that you are quite passionate about, don’t invest in anything and don’t even waste your time trying to pursue this on a more professional plane. However, if you know deep down that this is a kind of vocation that has been calling out to you for the longest time running, then go ahead and fly with it, by all means.
Be willing enough to start from the bottom.
As much as you would like to enter the world of wedding photography with a bang, chances are, you won’t. You are going to have to start your way from the bottom and prove yourself as you go along and eventually work your way up the proverbial pyramid. That’s how things work out in the real world so hike up your pants and be ready to do some hard work and be ready to really bring your best foot forward every single time, even if it means just making coffee for the top wedding photographers at the moment as an intern.
Never compare yourself to others
It takes time before you will be able to master your wedding photography skills and before you will be worthy enough to consider yourself as an expert in what you do. If you don’t figure things out as much as you would like to in the beginning, that’s just normal. You don’t have to. Every wedding photographer has his own pace and has his own learning curves. Don’t go around comparing yourself to the rest of all of the other people out there because you will only end up bring frustrated.
Never compare your day 1 to someone else’s day 100 because it is never going to be the same. Be fair to yourself and don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t accomplish everything all in one go because no one has done that before. It is something that takes time and something that requires a lot of patience at the end of the day so for as long as you are doing something on a daily basis to help you bring your wedding photography game up top, then that should be good enough. No need to pressure yourself too much into doing things that go beyond that. All good things take time.