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5 Tips on Becoming a Better Wedding Photographer

Wedding photography is a tough business, but it’s also full of opportunity. If you’re looking to make a name for yourself as a wedding photographer, you’ll need to learn from the best and practice constantly. That said, here are some tips that will help you make it in this competitive industry:

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1. Build your technical skills:

As a wedding photographer, you need to have a solid understanding of camera settings, lighting, composition, and post-processing. Take the time to learn and practice these skills regularly to improve your craft.Practice is the key to improvement. If you want to be a better wedding photographer, then practice shooting in low light and at night. Practice shooting in different environments and at different times of day. Practice shooting at different locations as well!

It’s easy for us all to get stuck in our own comfort zones when it comes to photography (and life), but if we want our work or abilities as photographers or people who love photography and are passionate about it all around us in general–not just weddings–to grow and improve then we need to step out of those comfort zones every once in awhile.

2. Develop your people skills:

Wedding photography involves working with clients, wedding party members, and vendors. You need to be able to communicate effectively, put people at ease, and build rapport quickly. Practicing your interpersonal skills will help you build a good reputation and ensure that your clients are happy with your work.

Attitude is everything. If you’re the type of person who gets down on themselves, or if your attitude is negative, it will show in your photos. Keep an optimistic outlook at all times!

Don’t let a bad experience get you down; learn from it and move on.

Ask for help when need be; don’t be afraid to ask other photographers for advice or critique (and don’t take their advice personally). Also, it’s okay for friends/family members not being photographers themselves to do test shots with their phones–they’ll still give valuable feedback on things like lighting, composition etc., which can be just as useful as having an actual photographer there helping out!

Don’t be afraid of taking risks either: try different things with composition or lighting styles until something clicks!


3. Invest in quality gear and learn from other pros:

Having good quality camera gear can make a huge difference in the quality of your photos. While you don’t need to go out and buy the most expensive equipment, investing in good lenses, a sturdy tripod, and a reliable camera body will help you produce high-quality images.

There are a lot of great ways to network with other wedding photographers and get feedback on your work. One of the best ways is to join a community of like-minded people who share their knowledge and experience in order to help each other improve. You can find many such groups on social media, but you’ll also find them at conferences and workshops, or even just by asking around at local events where photographers might be present (you never know who might know someone!).

If you want to learn more about how wedding photography works from someone who has been doing it for years, seek out mentors who are willing to share their knowledge with others–and don’t forget that there are plenty of online resources too!

4. Build a strong portfolio:

Your portfolio is the key to attracting new clients and establishing yourself as a professional photographer. Make sure your portfolio showcases your best work, and includes a variety of shots that demonstrate your range and style.

When you’re first starting out as a photographer, it can be hard to know where to begin. There are so many skills that you need to develop in order to become better at your craft–but where do you start?

The best thing that you can do for yourself is to learn from others and practice as much as possible. Study other photographers’ work, see what they do well and how they do it differently from other photographers. Then try incorporating these techniques into your own style of shooting weddings (or whatever else).

You also need practice shooting weddings yourself! It sounds obvious, but the more time spent behind the camera at real events will help build confidence and improve technique over time–and make sure that when we get into editing later on this list of five tips for improving wedding photography skillset becomes easier for everyone involved!

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5. Keep learning and evolving:

Photography is an ever-evolving field, and it’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques. Attend workshops and conferences, follow other photographers on social media, and continue to learn and grow in your craft.

In conclusion, if you want to become a better wedding photographer, there are a few things you can do. First off, practice! The more you shoot weddings and portraits, the more experience you will have under your belt. Second, study the work of other photographers–both professionals and amateurs alike. You never know what tips or tricks could help make your photos even better than before. Finally, network with other photographers so that they can give advice on how best practices would work in their own lives as well ?”


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Starting your wedding photography career? Hey, I’m Tatiana, a wedding photographer based in New York City capturing love since 2004 and I’m here to help you start your journey! Leave me a comment below or shoot me an email at artvestastudio (at)

Speak soon!

Awards & Press

press features

Over the years, Tatiana’s work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Post, Time Out New York, New York Weddings, AM New York, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Sophisticated Weddings, InStyle, and other online and print publications.

Tatiana has won multiple industry awards, including Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the US 2021 by OneEyeland, Yelp All Star Business in 2018 and Best Photography Studio in New York City in 2013 by the Wedding Industry Experts.

Tatiana Valerie on Fox 5 News’ family segment

On December 18th, 2019 Tatiana Valerie was featured on Fox 5 News’ Family segment where she was sharing her tips and tricks on creating the best family photos for the holiday season. Sometimes it is tricky to get kids to look into a camera but the task is not impossible. It requires a bit of creativity and… a cartoon playing on a screen placed directly above the lens. The main trick is to keep the kids full, well-rested and entertained! Watch the segment to learn more!

ArtVesta Studio is a Yelp All Star!

I am so honored to receive this prestigious award. ArtVesta Studio is one of the 17 hand-picked businesses in NYC that have received this recognition in 2018. Thank you, Yelp!!!

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Tatiana Valerie and Olga Kvitko are featured in Harper’s Bazaar April 2014 issue

A classical silk organza and re-embroidered French lace corset with lace up back dress by Olga Kvitko is featured in April’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

Photo by  Tatiana Valerie | Makeup by Anastasia Durasova | Model Julia Melnikova 


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Our Process

Artvesta Studio – is an award-winning photography and videography production company based out of Manhattan. In this video we are explaining our process by breaking it into seven key touch points.

To ensure our team has everything covered, we break our typical photo project into 7 key touchpoints:

1) Initial consultation, concept design
2) Contract signing. A deposit is required to book your date.
3) Family photo combinations planning
4) Location scouting and the day-of logistics planning
5) Optional Pre-wedding photoshoot
6) Wedding photoshoot
7) Post production, album design and printing

Artvesta Studio’s Process

Meet Tatiana Valerie at ArtVesta Studio

Tatiana Valerie at Panache Bridal NYC

Behind the scenes — posing the bride & groom

Behind the scenes — fashion shoot for Panache Bridal and Sophisticated Weddings magazine



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Artvesta Studio presents custom leather wrap albums

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