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Gay Wedding Photographer Challenges

Keep an open mind.

wedding photography tipsIn order for you to succeed as a gay wedding photographer, you need to make sure that you are always able to keep an open mind whenever you are receiving a project. If you would like to gain some kind of success as a gay wedding photographer, you need to go through the motions of being able to set aside any judgments or any other predilections that you might have beforehand. Whatever it is that you may have learned or grown accustomed to in the past, you might need to unlearn them and to get yourself checked out one way or the other.

Be ready for new things.

There will always be new things to face somewhere along the way and you may not always be ready for it unless you go ahead and make an actual obvious and conscious effort to really change the way that you see things and about the way that you think about them as well in the end of it all. It is not the easiest thing for you to do but it is certainly something that is doable enough to pull through with at the end of the day. If you are not familiar with this type of culture, it helps if you do a little research of your own. Read up about it. Check out blogs that might prove to be helpful for an aspiring gay wedding photographer. Talk to people who might have inputs that are useful enough for you to check out and consider at the end of the day.

The topic of family might turn out to be a sensitive issue.

Avoid any embarrassing moments during the wedding and find out ahead of time if the family will be attending in support of the couple. This is what every gay wedding photographer should be checking out ahead of time. There might be some families out there that might not turn out to be as welcoming and as understanding with the concept of a same sex marriage and this is something that you will really need to prepare ahead of time for when it all comes down to it. You certainly don’t want to get caught up in a moment wherein you call out for the parents of the couple to step forward when there are no parents in attendance because their union is unwelcome to both families. It is much better for you as a gay wedding photographer to go ahead and discuss it ahead of time so that you don’t fall across any awkward chasms in between.

The normal poses for heterosexual couples might not work the same way for gay couples.

If you are quite used to working with heterosexual couples in the past, you might need to change that kind of perspective at some point or so. Gay couples tend to behave differently and the normal gender roles of man and wife might not always work the same way when it all comes down to it. This is something that you need to be really sensitive about because this has tremendous impact on the couples that you are working with as a gay wedding photographer.