Get two or more cameras for the wedding photography project that you are shooting.
Most of the wedding photographers who are just starting out in the business have had photography as their hobby for quite a while now before they decided to make a career or a business out of it so there is a pretty good chance that you already have a working high quality camera in your possession. What most of them do not realize though is that they will need a second and sometimes possibly a third camera as well when they are booking weddings in full swing. A lot of things can happen to your camera and you will need to make sure that you are prepared for any possible contingencies one way or the other. Getting at least a second camera will help assure you that you at least have something to serve as backup in case something happens. It serves as a pretty good insurance at the end of the day. If you don’t have the money to buy one for yourself yet, there are a lot of people that you can borrow it from. Get in touch with your fellow essex wedding photographer and borrow it for the wedding.
Get a whole army of memory cards and batteries.
Running out of memory space as well as batteries is something that is completely avoidable. This is why it is a bit unforgivable if you run out of either. Make sure that you pack in about twice or about thrice the memory space that you think you will need. The same thing goes for the camera batteries that you bring along with you during the wedding photo shoot. You need to make sure that you are able to keep your memory cards in the best possible shape by wiping them clean all of the time and by storing them in hard case containers. As for your batteries, make sure that they are always fully charged and ready to do. Weddings last several hours on average. The last think you want to do is run out of juice.
Get a tripod and some lighting stands.
You also need to prepare for any possible low light settings. They are quite common in wedding photography. Invest in a high quality tripod and a couple of lighting stands or so for instances like these. The tripod will help stabilize the camera and make sure that any vibrations are minimized when you are shooting in tricky lighting situations. The lighting stands will serve as your artificial light if you find yourself in a situation where natural light just will not suffice to give you the kind or amount of illumination that you will need in order for you to take great looking pictures.
Get different kinds of lenses for the wedding photography shoot.
You also need a variety of lenses. What it usually recommended is that you get a telephoto lens for your close up shots and that you get a wide angle lens for all of your group shots and architectural shots. If you can’t afford to get both just yet, a medium zoom lens is a good enough midrange option for the time being.