Shoot as events unfold
One of the styles that you need to learn as a wedding photography is the documentary wedding photography style of taking the photos. It comes with many names such as reportage style or photo journalistic style and so on and so forth. The main essence of what it means is all the same though. It technically refers to a kind of photography style wherein the wedding photographer sort of just lets the events of the wedding day unfold while he acts as the passive spectator who is just there to document things as they go along. This requires meticulous attention to details as well as pre-emptive anticipation to the point of almost being clairvoyant. Suffice it to say, you will need to be a very skilled and highly experienced like other documentary wedding photographers before you will be able to pull off something like this at the end of the day. What that means is that you will be putting in so much work and so much planning into things.
You will need to know the sequence of the wedding like the back of your hand and you will also need to know how to read body languages as well as facial reactions and expressions like a highly trained and experienced psychologist. It is not as bad as it sounds though. The longer you work as a wedding photographer, the more naturally things will just seem to come to you when it all comes down to it and that is something that you can take to the bank every single time.
Get to know the bride and groom.
Talk to them and hear out what they have to say about how they would like their wedding to be documented. You may have your own artistic views every now and then and although you are more than welcome to suggest them and pitch them to the clients, at the end of the day, they get to have the last say on the things that they would like to happen and this is something that you will have to acknowledge and respect. After all, they are paying you good money to bring life to their aspirations and visions. They are not paying you good money just so that they will have someone who can argue with them when it all comes down to it. Talk to them and try to see if you can get a glimpse into their personalities and what kind of lives they live. The better you know your clients, the better able you will be at documenting their wedding via the documentary wedding photography style.
Move around as much as possible.
Change up your angles for as long as you can. The more variety you are able to bring into the mix, the better things will turn out for you and for what you are trying to achieve when it all comes down to it. Wear a nice pair of comfortable shoes for the shooting of the wedding because you will be at it for hours and hours on end.