Todays Pro Wedding Photographer
Todays wedding photographer must have physical and mental stamina. I typically shoot for 12 hours, involving long periods of concentration, carrying heavy equipment and being everywhere at the right time. So to keep fit, I train 4 days a week in the gym doing crossfit, weights and pyrometric training and take long walks with my little dog Molly.
Over the years I have developed my technique based around some of these important values.
- Being prepared in every way in both the run up to the Wedding Day and the day itself.
- Never forcing moments to happen, but letting them happen naturally.
- Developing an understanding of human psychology and using this to adapt my approach.
- Looking at ways to photograph a scene with a fresh, creative perspective.
So if you’re considering becoming a Professional Photographer, keep yourself fit and in good health because the physical and mental side of the Job is hard on the body. One of the venues that I go to regularly Fanhams Hall in Ware I have to scale a 6 foot wall to get on to another wall to enable me to take the postcard shot of the back of the house (pic below) and I have been known to stand on the keystone of the main gates which is 12 feet high.
Here are a few pictures of me in action
Todays Wedding Photographer Photographed and written © John Paul O’Donnell Photography. If you have enjoyed reading this post then please like and share it. I enjoy putting words to the pictures I take and when I see that people enjoy reading and looking.. I know that its worthwhile. JP