D3 Wedding Photographers

Started Aug 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
RBFresno Forum Pro • Posts: 12,581
Re: D3 Wedding Photographers

First wedding coming up and I'm trying to go over everything that can go wrong.

I'm curious how many of you use the 2nd slot as a backup versus using it for overflow? I had my camera set for overflow ever since I got it, but this wedding is my first event where losing data because something went wrong with a card would be a disaster.


First wedding?

You're braver than I am. I too, have never shot a wedding as the primary photographer.

I'd rather throw a viper down my shirt than be the primary shooter at a wedding!

You need back up equipment for anything important that can fail: DSLR, Flash, cards, etc.

Make sure that the bride's expectations are in line with what you can deliver:

Sometimes there's no pleasing a client even if you do everything right:
"You made me look fat!"
"Well, you do weigh 500 pounds...."

Good wedding photography is not something that just happens. And it rarely happens on a first attempt.

I've had friends who have seen my non-wedding photos and asked me to shoot their wedding. I've never done it. On a few of these occasions, I offered to help pay for an experienced wedding photographer as my gift.

Good Luck!


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