How To Be More Effective When Working With Wedding Photographers w/ Sachin Khona
Do you ever feel like if only you could convince your wedding clients to get rid of the photographer on the wedding day your job would be so much easier, and your films would come out better?
As videographers, most of us have felt this way at some point. But as today’s guest, Sachin Khona points out, the problem is not that there’s a photographer there vying for the same angles and moments as we are, it’s the fact that we don’t communicate and collaborate enough to help the day flow smoothly. In fact, approaching the day collaboratively with another creative can often lead to different angles and shots than we might capture on our own.
Sachin is a Vancouver based wedding, portrait and street photographer who also puts on an annual conference in his hometown called The ARC Experience geared towards wedding photographers. He’s heard all the complaints from both videographers and photographers about working with each other, and shares some of his tips for how to ensure the wedding day goes smoothly and everyone gets what they need.
He also breaks down how he transitioned out of his corporate job into photography, after realizing that while he was supposedly working the perfect job at one of the best companies in the world, he still wasn’t happy.
What’s the best experience you’ve had working with a wedding photographer? What made it so great? Let us know in the comments!
In this episode:
- Some tips to ensure the wedding day goes smoothly when working with other creatives
- How to set the the tone for the rest of the wedding day right off the bat, and why this is essential
- The blueprint for how Sachin left his corporate job to pursue wedding photography
- Why you NEED to educate the client on your style and what it takes to achieve it
“What I’m trying to when I first meet a couple is, I don’t really want to try too hard to sell what I do. It’s really about us connecting, and seeing if our personalities and our vibe and our energies match. I’m definitely not trying to convince them at that stage to like my work as a photographer.” [18:31]
“I feel like the really critical part definitely is the morning, because it sets the tone. Making an effort to connect with the photographer, videographer etc. [beforehand] is cool.” [28:11]
“There’s people who do amazing work, but I can’t really refer them because I’ve working with them and I know actually how they are on a wedding day.” [32:47]