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Sam Hassas
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
Total Posts: 6100
Country: United States

Tony Hoffer wrote:
Sam Hassas wrote:
Tar and feather to ANY who post a new, "my first wedding, lease help" threads. TAR & FEATHERS!

Awesome Evan. I can add nothing.

~Sam


Wouldn't it be strange for someone to talk ask for 'lease help' on this forum??


I know not what you speak of.

~Sam



tmiller
Registered: Sep 05, 2005
Total Posts: 4183
Country: United States

Sam Hassas wrote:
Tony Hoffer wrote:
Sam Hassas wrote:
Tar and feather to ANY who post a new, "my first wedding, lease help" threads. TAR & FEATHERS!

Awesome Evan. I can add nothing.

~Sam


Wouldn't it be strange for someone to talk ask for 'lease help' on this forum??


I know not what you speak of.

~Sam


Neither do I, but check the new saaaweeeeet avatar. =o) Hehhe... sorry, had to point it out!

-tmiller



Tom Sweeney
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
Total Posts: 321
Country: United States

Sounds like wise words from someone who has been there done that and is willing to share his wealth...of information anyway

Thanks!
Tom



njw
Registered: Sep 29, 2005
Total Posts: 994
Country: Canada

AWESOME guide Evan. I agree with the Sticky, and fully support Sam's tar and feathers proposal.

Bravo!

njw



Andrew Dutcher
Registered: Dec 20, 2007
Total Posts: 145
Country: United States

So I'm shooting my first wedding...

Seriously though, I am thinking about moving into wedding photography, and appreciate when members here give me stuff to think about/good solid advice. This post and Tim's have been very helpful as I start pulling together resources/thinking about this new business.



RobertLynn
Registered: Jan 05, 2008
Total Posts: 11506
Country: United States

This is a great start! I've been looking at this forum a lot, because I hope to branch into wedding photography within the year, and know I've got a lot more to buy, and learn.



anitrone
Registered: Oct 24, 2004
Total Posts: 50
Country: United States

Thank you for posting this Mr Baines...my family and friends have no idea why I always turn down their invitations to shoot their weddings, now I have the perfect way of letting them know.

Thank you for inspiration!



crteach
Registered: Dec 22, 2005
Total Posts: 520
Country: United States

Wonderful stuff! I just got asked to do a wedding for an employee of my husband....I already turned it down, and this post reinforces why I did!



The Grays
Registered: Nov 10, 2008
Total Posts: 463
Country: United States

Ummmm.... Evan is the smartest person ever.

This is superb advice and gives you a real look into seriously starting a wedding photography business! This is not something to be taken lightly and this could turn into an "Evan Baines' wedding photographer handbook 101!"

-Zach



weeums
Registered: May 29, 2008
Total Posts: 1276
Country: United States

WE WANT A STICKY NOT AN ICKY HICKY !!!

oh... wait.. we got a sticky. so much better than an Icky Hicky... thanks t.Miller !

where's my phone call?

- travis

p.s. oh.. and Evan - rock'n all the main questions out. good job you!



deepbluejh
Registered: Feb 20, 2005
Total Posts: 6888
Country: United States

Good job on the post! This sticky was sorely needed.



Lucky_Dog
Registered: Feb 17, 2007
Total Posts: 2162
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I want to be like Evan when I grow up!



paulhodson
Registered: Jul 22, 2003
Total Posts: 14361
Country: United Kingdom

If you have no idea what I'm talking about with regards to these f-stops, then you may be best off reconsidering your plan to shoot this wedding.

Love this bit



David Manning
Registered: Jul 10, 2008
Total Posts: 1144
Country: United States

Good stuff! Really good stuff!

David



Gordon walker
Registered: Apr 23, 2007
Total Posts: 344
Country: United States

Evan,

I wish I knew of FM when I got asked.

I would add to the mix that in addition to site scouting, have a list of shots to take, including (and most importantly) a coordinated and timed plan for the formals (who gets shot with the B+G and when). If the answer you get to a request to go over such things meets with "oh, I'm sure you will do fine", Run! Run fast and run far.



Brian Lingle
Registered: Aug 13, 2005
Total Posts: 2310
Country: United States

Well thought out and well said, as always, Evan. I'm imagining a, "First wedding...", post (you know it's going to happen) with 20 responses that contain only a link to this sticky.



57suzi
Registered: Oct 30, 2004
Total Posts: 5871
Country: United States

paulhodson wrote:
If you have no idea what I'm talking about with regards to these f-stops, then you may be best off reconsidering your plan to shoot this wedding.

Love this bit


I agree, Paul, this was my favorite part.



Steve Tinetti
Registered: Jan 12, 2002
Total Posts: 2522
Country: United States

Evan, this is very well written; thanks for all your hard work on behalf of the FM community!

Of course this could expand in to several sub categories and I hope it does. Maybe you can work on a "whew, I shot my first wedding - what now" section, such as post production, computer needs, software, and education. Also, wedding etiquette, attire, meals, samples of your work, web site, good customer service, etc. Some of this may be referenced back to Tim's "Recourses" thread.

Thanks to members like you, we are strong. Sooo, when can we expect a book?

Steve



unblinkable
Registered: Mar 22, 2005
Total Posts: 5566
Country: United States

I... don't know when this was done. I feel like I've missed out on the celebration of this thread. But at any rate... YAY!!!! Well done!



scott shoemake
Registered: Apr 21, 2007
Total Posts: 1732
Country: United States

When the book comes out...I'm throwin' it at all the nooooooooobz.



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