It can be tough.
Orchestrating an Asian wedding photography shoot may seem like something that can turn out out to be extremely tough at first especially when you don’t really come or are familiar with the cultures that go along with it but with a little bit of open mindedness and research, it is definitely something that you will be able to pull off. Although there are some obvious differences somewhere along the way, handling an Asian wedding photography shoot isn’t really all that different from handling any other regular wedding photo shoot. You just need to make sure that you know exactly what you are getting into, what your clients are asking for, what you can bring to the table, and come up with some sort of an itinerary. You should be good to go after that. As with all of the other wedding photo events out there, the key or the secret to successfully covering an Asian wedding photography really is all in the preparations and in the details. Come in prepared and ready to handle anything and everything the moment that you start and nothing should ever come in your way that you can’t deal with at the end of the day.
Meet the couple ahead of time.
Depending on how modern the couple can turn out to be, there is a pretty good chance that the parents and other close family members will usually have a hand in this. Although it’s nice to have a lot of contact persons somewhere along the way, this doesn’t always help out that much but actually messes up the dynamics a little bit when it comes to bringing the Asian wedding photography shoot together. They might have a common theme and vibe to have the entire wedding revolve around on but that doesn’t mean that they will always agree with the little details. Asian families are known to be quite large and extended so this is a challenge that you should watch out for as much as possible. If you will be able to go ahead and help it, try to see if you can go meet up with the couple and get your preferences straight from the source. This will eliminate most of the guessing game during instances wherein several parties have conflicting inputs about the direction with which you should take your Asian wedding photography shoot to.
Plan out the shots in advance.
Try to see if you will also be able to bring in the buy-in of the bride and groom when it comes to this aspect. Most of the Asian weddings out there usually stick to practices and traditions handed down from generation to generation. Most of these practices and traditions can turn out to be quite lengthy and they will not always be all on the same day as with the wedding day. As the official expert covering their Asian wedding photography shoot, you need to be made aware of any special dates that might require coverage at some point or so. You might also need to come up with a totally different price plan or some kind of package for this given the fact that you will end up spending so much more time and effort compared to shooting a regular wedding event.