Create a shot list for the important moments that you will need to document and stick to that all throughout the wedding photography session.
One of the most common and undoubtedly ugliest arguments that the bride and groom and their wedding photographer Cardiff usually get into is the issue of missing any important moments or shots during the wedding. This is something that your clients may not be able to forgive as easily as you would like them to and that is something that you will need to veer away from as much as possible. Talk to the bride and groom ahead of time before the coverage commences. Ask them for a list of the most important moments that they think they absolutely cannot do without one way or the other. You should be able to walk away from that meeting with at least thirty items or so on your list of shots. You should try to add in a few items of your own in order for you to be able to paint a better picture for the shots that you are bringing in for the wedding photography coverage. Make sure that you stick to the list of shots as much as possible all throughout the wedding event and make sure that this is something that you are really able to follow through with. Prioritize this above anything else. As a matter of fact, you should bring in a second shooter to cover for the rest of the shots in the wedding while you are looking after your shot list.
Once you start seeing people getting a little bored and seeing tired expressions on their faces, move away for a little bit.
Unless the bride and the groom and the rest of all of the other guests attending the wedding that you are covering are professional models or actors who are quite used to getting scrutinized under the camera all of the time, then you should make it a point to keep a respectable enough distance every now and then when you are taking their photos. This is the main reason why you need to invest in a telephoto lens for your wedding photography coverage. A telephoto lens will allow you to still be able to take close up photos of people even if you are taking them from a distance. You will see that people will start to relax and actually enjoy themselves when they feel as if they are not being scrutinized by the camera all of the time.
Bring a white sheet that will serve as a neutral base for the bride and for the groom to stand on during the wedding photography shoot.
You have to be prepared all of the time. There will be instances wherein you will need the bride and groom to pose in compromising areas such as somewhere muddy or near a decorative pond or something and there will be a risk of ruining their clothes, and the bridal dress in particular. A white sheet will get to solve the problem for you quite easily.