Wedding photography has become an increasingly popular way to create an income for aspiring and professional photographers alike, but successfully photographing a wedding can be a very demanding endeavor. It's an important life event for everyone involved, and the photographic outcome is in your hands. You must capture this auspicious occasion with personality, creative passion, and technical ability. It requires planning, preparation, and setup prior to the wedding date; long hours and hard work during the wedding and reception; and the post-production and follow-up afterwards. The bride and groom, as well as their families and friends, will all be counting on reliving moments you have captured of the special day, and the images will be cherished for generations to come.
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Weddings can also be a very rewarding experience for a photographer. From feeling personal gratification for a creative labor-of-love well done, to a continuing business model, there are many positive factors that can override the challenges if you decide to go this route with your photography.
Award-winning, Virginia-based wedding photographer, Robert Holley, began his career by photographing Olympic champions in Lake Tahoe, athletes for Sports Illustrated, auto ...