Hi All, A few of my friends have asked me to do there wedding photos, I have regretfully turned down a few because of nerves etc (i don’t want to ruin the big day with bad photos). But there is one wedding coming up (in June) that I will be taking photos for. Photography has been a hobby of mine for a few years and I have been putting a few pictures on Flickr (URL below), which is where my friends saw my photos and got the idea to ask me. I am not a great photographer, I am self taught, as a result my confidence at the moment isn’t great. Alas the time that I will be meeting the couple before the wedding and discussing events etc is fast approaching. Does anyone have any advice for the big day? Or what kind of things I need to ask them, when I meet with them soon? I will be very grateful for any tips you have to share. Thanks Simon PS. My Flickr photos : Hi Eric, thanks for your reply, I do actually have wedding photography on Flickr, from a wedding a few years ago but they are set to private at present, I will alter that in a few minutes for the purpose of this thread. Simon. I was so glad to find this — wedding photography is THE most stressful aspect of photography. . You could make or ruin a couples special day by what you do and how you do it. . you have to make sure that you have everything you need: 2x camera bodies 3+x lenses 2x flashguns tripod 5+x 4Gb memory cards (more small ones are better than 1 large one – if the card become unreadable, you have others to work with) you need to plan where you are going to shoot from – scope out the venues. . Speak to the organisers at the venues for information about flashes, etc. . Make sure your camera can cope with low light (especially in churches) everything should be planned out weeks in advance. . Alternative photography options if the weather is too bad for outside shots. . if possible, work with someone else – then you can have one person shooting the bride on her way to the event and another shooting the groom. . look at the work of other wedding photographers – like Crash Taylor. . Get ideas. . Don’t try to be over creative. . That comes with experience. . use the internet to help you in everything to do with wedding photography. . Get books. . E-books. . Everything you can. .
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