Always shoot in the shade.
As a wedding photographer, your equipment’s safety should always come in front and center. It doesn’t matter if you are somewhere sunny or rainy. The fact remains that for as long as you are outside or staying and shooting outdoors, you should always look out for ways for you to be able to shoot in the shade. You cannot allow yourself to end up putting your photography equipment at risk somewhere along the way and this is something that you should take care of all of the time as much as possible. There are a lot of ways for you to shoot in the shade. Most of the wedding events come with canopy tents or awnings or even umbrellas that will provide you with a certain kind of shelter from the elements outside. This is how you should try to go ahead and position yourself all of the time. Try to look for coverage as much as possible because this can make a whole world of difference the entire time that you are trying to work things out as a professional wedding photographer.
Prepare Ziploc bags to cover your camera with in case there is a sign of rain.
You need to be ready all of the time as a wedding photographer. Moisture or getting wet in general is something that can seriously ruin your photography equipment and this is something that you should try to avoid as you possibly can. The aspect of bringing a bunch of 1-gallon Ziploc bags along with you is just as easy and just as convenient as they sound. You can roll them up and stuff them in a bag pocket somewhere and just take them out anytime things get a little challenging for as far as the weather is concerned and involved. You don’t need to buy anything special when it all comes down to it. Chances are, you already have a bunch of bags lying around somewhere in your kitchen and it is all a matter of taking them out and of bringing them along with you when you have an outdoor wedding to go ahead and cover.
Look into the advantages of bringing an umbrella or several umbrellas along with you.
Umbrellas are universal and awesome to have around with you all of the time as a Somerset based wedding photographer. Their importance doubles over when you are out and about shooting an outdoor wedding. If it is a particularly pleasant day, you might not even have a need to take them out at all. Just keep them in the trunk of your car, knowing that you will always have something to go ahead and whip out anytime you have a need for your umbrellas during the wedding.
Bring a white sheet to lay out on the ground so that the bride can step on it.
The white wedding dress will always turn out to be in danger or at risk of getting soiled or ruined all the time whenever you are shooting outdoors. It is always better if you have something that you can lay on the ground so that the bride will have something for her to step on to protect her dress from muck or mud or anything else that might turn out to be on the ground during an outdoor wedding shoot.