A&P First "wedding" tomorrow

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  1. GlobeGuy

    GlobeGuy New Member

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    Doing the 2nd half of reception for a friend's sister's wedding after the pro leaves. I guess they have him for only certain number of hours. Wish me luck fellers. :o
     
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    Relax. Have fun. Flirt with a bridesmaid. Shoot pics. In that order.
     
  3. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    relax. you are not the main photog, dont treat it as if you are. You are shooting the 2nd leg of the reception, thats the dancing and fun part. just be natural and shoot pics.
     
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    Thanks guys, yea I'll relax and have fun. :)

    I was disappointed to find out that she had signed exclusivity contract w/ the main photoG. I really wanted to work on my portfolio.
     
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    see if he's willing to let you tag along, just to learn. It couldn't hurt. :dunno:
     
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    this is why i don't offer limited hours :o

    good luck. receptions are fun but a bitch for backgrounds/lighting/drunk idiots knocking over equipment . . .
     
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    Good luck! Im helping out a friend with a wedding tomorrow too! Just relax. Its no big deal.
     
  9. GlobeGuy

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    So you would stay for 12 hours if you have to?? :eek3:

    With the same price?
     
  10. mojito

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    yup, for a few reasons.

    1, more pics = more print sales/album pages
    2, get to know the bridal party better/family = more referrals
    3, sets apart from the competition, less bargaining on price
    4, no awkward "we're leaving if you don't pay us $150/hr
    5, what else are you doing that day? can't really double book and if I get home early I'll just start on the editing anyways
    6, less time pressure = happier bride
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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  12. Jcolman

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    I'm going to have to start doing that next year. My problem is that I get burned out after 6-8 hours. I can't imagine shooting for 12 hrs.
     
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    saturdays aren't bad at all. friday night weddings are teh killer. they start in the morning with getting ready, but the ceremony isn't till the evening.

    Usually theres moving around between locations, a couple of meals and its pretty laid back. Instead of "the photographer is here, everybody hurry up"
     

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