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| p.3 #5 · Being asked to shoot a wedding when you aren't a wedding photographer |
In all seriousness, if you think of this as a stress free gig, you need to really re-evaluate what you are doing.
Trust me when I tell you, shooting a wedding is probably one of the least stressful things I will ever experience, especially one that has been downplayed the way it was. I don't mean to sound arrogant, but I've experienced a lot worse in my life both personally and professionally to be intimidated to the point where I'm stressed out. Having said that, If I did it I still would take it seriously and treat it with importance.
While yes, weddings don't have to be the nightmare that they potentially can be, they sure aren't a walk in the park. And if you treat it like that, then you really are doing a disservice to the client and yourself.
I disagree. You don't have to be ultra intense to provide a good service. This whole if/else thing you do is a little annoying.
So now that youve established you will more than likely shoot the wedding
I didn't actually establish that at all.
you need to think about gear. What do you have in terms of bodies, lenses, and lighting?
I have a D7000, 70-200mm, few primes handful of speedlights, a few stands, umbrellas
How much gear will you be renting? Do you even know what to rent in terms of secondary gear? What is the total cost of renting that gear?
I just spoke to her today about maybe doing her wedding, so no I don't have the answer to any of these questions.
Make sure to get to know how to fully use the gear BEFORE the wedding.
You need to figure this out before meeting with the bride to be. You need a number in your head that you are OK with. As far as insurance, it will be a sticky situation.
I'm going to need more information from the bride before I can get that number in my head.
If you don't have state sales tax or business license, you wont be insured if she sues, you damage equipment or get it stolen, nada. Because you are making profit off this gig - and if business insurance found out and then found out you were operating illegally, they will walk away. And you can't cover it under personal and home, because again, you are making money.... I don't think any of this is true. I'll look into it, but I just 1040'd my income for PT and had insurance.
and honestly I don't think insurance will just cover one day. You can check, but I'd be surprised and if they do, the fee will be pretty high, say 50-200 bucks depending on level of coverage
Edit: NVM the insurance I found I think is for the venue, not sure though.
Edited on Feb 24, 2013 at 06:53 AM · View previous versions