| p.4 #12 · First wedding coming up! [HELP!] |
Ian Ivey wrote:
"Seriously, if you're not having fun and not enjoying what you're doing then find something else to do..."
"I think some photographer just forget photography started out as a hobby, interest or passion."
No, no -- I'm not saying you shouldn't enjoy the experience. You should. And Alan's right; if you don't, there are certainly easier ways to make money.
But telling someone who is shooting a wedding for the first time that "the only thing you need to remember is to have fun" is bad advice. Having fun is a result of being prepared and capable -- of doing a good job for a client who is depending on you for results. It is good to have fun, and it may even improve your results by putting people at ease, but it is not the goal of paid work, and thinking of it as "the only thing you need" to do is simply perverse.
Once again, my comment to her about the "only thing" is because I see that she is prepared, she dont have to worry about her skills to do the job. I didnt mean that she dont have to deliver, that will be very "perverse" from me.
This is her first wedding, should we tell this girl not to do it? heck no, if she was my daughter I will be pushing her to do it. She comes to the forum to get some advice and most of the members are just trying to discourage her from doing it, no way, go for it.
I have tons of wedding experience, but that's doesn't mean I could photograph an NFL or NBA game. I could do it, but that doesn't mean the results will be any good. But I sure would be having a fun time.