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| p.1 #1 · First official wedding solo |
I was asked earlier this year if I'd be willing to shoot a wedding, it was my wifes cousins best friend(bride) who had asked me. Although I told her I've never shot a wedding before they insisted on having me do it because they liked my previous work. I told her "Are you sure you want someone who has no wedding experience"? The bride and her fiance talked it over and decided they wanted me to photograph their day. As for cost lets just say I was extremely reasonable.
I was quite nervous to say the least, wondering what all I would need to invest in and what not. Making sure I had enough batteries, memory cards, a wide angle lens, a speedlight, etc... My first purchase was the 430ex II speedlight and secondly I purchased a Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 lens. The flash is what took some learning. The lens was sharp from the box and I have shot with it quite a bit prior to the big day. Friday, August 17th came and I found myself stocking up on AA batteries, clearing memory chips and charging batteries. I also had a backup camera I was getting ready as well. That evening I met the couple at the grooms supper and we went over a few things, the nervous feelings were setting in a bit but also I was excited to shoot my first wedding solo. The bride said to me "You'll do just fine". Saturday, August 18th came and about 10am I started getting things packed up because it was a 45 min drive to the city in which they got married. The rest is history, I had a fantastic time and I hope to do it again. I have a sneak peek on my Facebook page and I got a really nice comment from the bride already saying she loved the pictures.
Here is a sample of what I got for shots. I welcome critique.