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drew.bowser
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · What would you do?


I have a wedding I am shooting on the 29th of Sept. here in my home town. I just got a request from someone that wants me to shoot their wedding 11 hours away the following day... I am considering (ever so slightly...) saying Yes and doing an overnight drive with a designated driver (so I can sleep). Would you even consider it? I am I completely insane? My gut tells me it won't work...


Jun 22, 2012 at 09:25 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · What would you do?


You can't just fly?




Jun 22, 2012 at 09:34 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · What would you do?


stevez32 wrote:
You can't just fly?



This.



Jun 22, 2012 at 09:34 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · What would you do?


don't know if there is a flight that would get there in time...



Jun 22, 2012 at 09:41 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · What would you do?


drew.bowser wrote:
don't know if there is a flight that would get there in time...


Fly there the night before?
Even if you drove or was the passenger while someone else is driving for 11 hours, I wouldn't want to get there on the same day as the wedding. You'd be tired before it has even started.

Edit: whoops, read the problem more carefully. I wouldn't take the second gig...unless you're hurting for cash anyway.


Edited on Jun 28, 2012 at 03:04 PM · View previous versions



Jun 22, 2012 at 09:52 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · What would you do?


I am guessing the OP won't be done with the Sept. 29th wedding until late, therefore won't be able to catch a flight at that time of night.

I personally would pass, it sounds like too much stress.



Jun 22, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · What would you do?


Its really up to you... I just had an insane week: Friday wedding, saturday wedding, then Sunday morning at 3am we drove to the boundary waters for a week camping trip! It worked out ok in the end, but I wouldn't do it again!


Jun 22, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · What would you do?


Personally I would pass~ too much of a risk of something going wrong, when you are dealing with such a small window.


Jun 22, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · What would you do?


lilyphoto wrote:
I am guessing the OP won't be done with the Sept. 29th wedding until late, therefore won't be able to catch a flight at that time of night.

I personally would pass, it sounds like too much stress.


Yup - I don't think ill get out of my wedding until around 10pm...



Jun 22, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · What would you do?


PASS.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · What would you do?


I would for the right price...


Jun 22, 2012 at 11:20 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · What would you do?


I wouldn't.


Jun 22, 2012 at 11:28 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · What would you do?


I would take the gig and let my current couple know that I would be leaving at an earlier time at the reception (and let another shooter take over).
The reception shots are not the critical part of the day and any decent shooter should be able to handle it.

A 11 hr drive is crazy, you will not be totally rested!
I would take the last flight out.

Don't forget to allot time to recharge your batteries, back up all your cards etc.



Jun 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · What would you do?


DavidM5 wrote:
I would take the gig and let my current couple know that I would be leaving at an earlier time at the reception (and let another shooter take over).


I'm sure the first couple would be thrilled to know that the guy they paid for is cutting out earlier than contracted in order to take on another job. Whether or not the other shooter could handle the assignment is not really the issue. It's perception.



Jun 23, 2012 at 12:25 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · What would you do?


Pass. Not worth it.


Jun 23, 2012 at 12:37 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · What would you do?


D. Diggler wrote:
I'm sure the first couple would be thrilled to know that the guy they paid for is cutting out earlier than contracted in order to take on another job. Whether or not the other shooter could handle the assignment is not really the issue. It's perception.


Agreed, it may be the perception issue.
We are a multiple shooters studio.
I would arrange for the person taking over to meet the couple and ensure that they are comfortable with the change.
I have never had problems with this.



Jun 23, 2012 at 01:41 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · What would you do?



Pass. You're playing with too many red flags here.



Jun 23, 2012 at 02:10 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · What would you do?


I wouldn't risk it. Not only are you risking yourself but that brides wedding if something goes off track and you don't make it there safely/on time etc.



Jun 23, 2012 at 04:06 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · What would you do?


I've done this 4 times. Worked out all 4 times as well. Clients were aware of the potentials disasters.
Redbull FTW.



Jun 23, 2012 at 05:02 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · What would you do?


Sam Hassas wrote:
I've done this 4 times. Worked out all 4 times as well. Clients were aware of the potentials disasters.
Redbull FTW.


Just 'cause he did it, doesn't mean it's a great idea. :P



Jun 23, 2012 at 05:18 AM
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