In wedding photography, there will be an awful lot of instances out there that will require you to get out of the way at certain important moments during the wedding events. This is something that you will need to prepare yourself for both mentally and through the equipment that you are able to bring with you at some point as well. There will be times wherein the bride and groom will not appreciate you having to be all up in their faces all the time.
You have to understand the fact that not a lot of people like being photographed all of the time
You have to be sensitive for the needs of the people whose photos you technically take. If you notice that they are starting to get bored or look just a tad bit too uncomfortable or awkward when you are taking their photos, then it is probably time for you to scoot a little to the back and keep your distance. That way, people will not get too self conscious. Having a camera aimed at you all of the time is something that can do just that to people. If you have a telephoto lens with you, you can take close up photos from a fairly good enough distance. One of the first rules of natural wedding photography after all is for you to be as invisible as you possibly can without having to neglect or miss out on any important shots out there. This is something that can prove especially true especially during the solemn wedding ceremony as well as during the toasting and the speeches.
And speaking of close up photos, make sure that you pay attention to all of the little details out there
Take a photo of all of the sentimental and touching little details that make up the venue of the wedding. Take note of the decorations, the rings, the Bible, the details on the name cards, and so on and so forth. The bride and groom have put in a lot of thought, time and effort into the composition of the entire wedding setup. Consider it as a bit of homage to them by making sure that you do not miss out on any shots at all and having to let them all go to waste at some point. It wise to usually take the photos of the reception venue while everything is still being set up because the lights are turned on and you are able to capture everything under really great light.
Outline what is clearly included in the service that you are providing.
If you can help it, try your best to make sure that you set everything in black and white. It is important that you manage their expectations as much as possible. This will save you the trouble of a possibly ugly argument between you and the bride and groom in the long run. It is also extremely important that you get a contract drafted out just so that you can get your liabilities and contingencies covered.