Becoming a wedding photographer is not an overnight process.
It is an ever continuing and ongoing journey that doesn’t really end until the moment that you hang up that DSLR strap and choose a life of retirement after having lived a full one. It can be quite common for every new wedding photographer out there to always aim to perfect his craft in the soonest possible time. This is what you are probably thinking right now. You want to be good, better, the best at what you do and you want it all to happen right now. Guess what, it won’t. More than that, it probably won’t happen until after a fairly long time. This is no reason for you to be frustrated. This is no reason for you to stop doing what you would like to do as a professional wedding photographer either. It should be enough reason for you to keep waking up excited for something new to learn every single day.
The excitement that you have for your job as a wedding photographer is an indicating factor of whether or not this is something that you will be able to do for a very long time. This is worth thinking about given that you are allotting a considerable amount of funds and time on launching your career as a wedding photographer so you might as well make sure that your passion for it is really there and this is not going to be a fly-by-night project of yours that you end up doing halfway then you stop short and move on to the next thing that tickles your fancy.
Be committed and dedicated
As a wedding photographer, you need to be fully committed and dedicated to what you do and to what you are trying to pull off with your craft. If you have to go ahead and do the menial tasks so that you will know your way in and around the industry by starting from the bottom and eventually going up, then by all means, go ahead and do it. No one is putting you on some kind of a deadline. When it all comes down to it, the only deadline that matters is one that you put yourself.
Make sure that you are wise enough to know that there shouldn’t be such a deadline in the first place.
It shouldn’t be there at all because the truth is that it will take you a very long time before you will ever be able to call yourself a true master wedding photographer. You are going to need tons and tons of work hours and weddings booked back to back to back before you will get remotely close to where you would like to be in the long run so have patience with yourself. Don’t pressure yourself too much and don’t try to remember too many things all at once. Bask in the experience and opt to enjoy it instead. If you walk down this road, your journey towards becoming a kent wedding photographer will be a fruitful and rewarding one.