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You have already collected the deposit, the date is set. You double check, triple check and even quadruple check your equipment  to make sure everything is working . You met with your clients before hand so you know shooting their wedding is going to be a cake walk right? Wrong!

Usually the day of a wedding is the most  joyous occasion of  some peoples lives. Although, this day is meant for happiness it can all be ruined if you happen to come across a Bride From Hell aka Bridezilla . She doesn’t care about your feelings, your artistic point of view or even whose flipping the bill for the wedding. Bridezilla only cares about one thing and that is getting it her way.

Things can get rough in the jungles of Wedding Photography, so I’m here to provide you with some tips on how to deal with a Bride from Hell.

1.Your Professionalism comes first.

Be as professional as possible when dealing with Bridezilla. Alot of times your clients have no idea how wedding photography or photography in general works. Things can get very frustrating when trying to explain to the wedding party that you need them to align a certain way for a shot. Be patient my friends, these are your clients and hopefully they have paid you good money for your services.

2. Confidence

Take control of the wedding as soon as you arrive. Always be confident in your skills as a photographer. A lot of times family members will interrupt you with their point and shoot cameras  to take pictures while you are working. Politely establish that you are “The Photographer” and are working, and family will always stay out of your way to let you do your job.

3. Bridezilla Meltdown

If  Bridezilla decides to flip out because her wedding is running 2.5 seconds behind. Remain calm and stay out of her path of destruction. I have witnessed situations where the bride has spat in the grooms face and completely destroyed the dressing room because she did not like her cake 3 tier design.

4. Integrity

Never let Bridezilla disrespect you. Although, your clients have paid you good money, Bridezilla does not own you. I will not tolerate foolishness or disrespect from anyone in the wedding party. As said earlier integrity and professionalism are most important. In order for your job to  run smoothly the wedding party must respect you. Make sure it is outlined in your contract that you reserve the right to leave the wedding if such and incident happens.

5. Have Fun

When you have fun everyone has fun. Believe it or not as a wedding photographer you are the life of the party…eerr emm… I mean wedding. When you engage  your clients  with a positive attitude everyone will respect you for being so upbeat, regardless of how Bridezilla is acting. Having fun will make your job easier and time will fly by faster.

There are some great advantages for being a wedding photographer, one of which is seeing the satisfaction on your clients face for a job well done. Always remember not to  let Bridezilla control your event  because ultimately if she ruins the wedding it will always be your fault.

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