Wedding Photography Disasters

Wedding Photography Disasters

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News headlines love a good wedding disaster. Priests kicking photographers and videographers out of the ceremony, best man tripping and pulling the bride into a pond, and Grandpa’s pants falling down during a bride-grandfather dance (I actually witnessed that one!). But the worst disasters at weddings aren’t those that can’t be avoided. They’re the ones that can.

This is usually out of your control, but there are things you can do to counteract another vendor’s bad behavior that’ll benefit you and your clients.

>> SMILE, JUST SMILE
Not only is this a defusing technique for whatever vendor you’re dealing with, but it’ll help keep the bride and other key players oblivious to problems happening behind the scenes.

>> COMMUNICATE
Hopefully, the vendor you’re dealing with is simply suffering from lack of experience or being ignorant to what she’s doing (or both), and having a quick chat can help things. Communicate the problem in a way that won’t cause her to become defensive or make you look pushy. Using statements like “It seems like it would be better if . . .” or “What do you think about maybe doing [whatever else] instead?” can be a great way to create a positive outcome.

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