A&P So I booked my first wedding...

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  1. FusionZ06

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    I had a friend, pretty much a guy I used to know from a long time ago, he saw my portfolio online and really liked it. He was tight on money and asked me to shoot his wedding. I told him up front that I've never shot a wedding but I would be comfortable shooting one. I shot, for fun, part of a friend's wedding and had a really good time and also turned out really well.

    Here is my current available equipment list.

    Bodies
    D300 + BG
    D90
    D50
    Fuji S5 Pro

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    24-70 f/2.8
    105VR
    90mm Tamron
    50 f/1.8
    18-200VR
    18-70mm

    Lighting
    3x's SB-600
    Couple dozen eneloops
    2 cool lights
    2 strobes with stands/umbrellas

    It's on the beach so sunset + fill flash FTW :coold:

    They said 12 total in the wedding party + bride/groom.

    I've been to tons of weddings and have shadowed several wedding photographers. Obviously I have to get my feet wet at some point :mamoru:

    Tips bros?
     
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    If he's seen your pics, and he likes them...then you're good to go.
    I'd make a shot list beforehand and take that with you.

    First time out, you'll prob be running at a faster pace than you're used to.
    Shot list helps you to not forget key shots.
     
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    :bowdown: congrats.. how's the pay?
     
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    Yep - already getting a list together.

    I've told them also to get a list of shots they really want in case I miss one on my list.

    Other than that I'm reallllly excited about it. It's also short notice July 10th is the wedding :mamoru: Wasn't like he was going to be able to secure any other good photographer in that short of a time frame.
     
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    I told him what I thought was fair it's about a 1/3rd of what my wedding photographer charged :mamoru:
     
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    Here are a few shots from my "fun" wedding...

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    Are those pics OOF or just soft? (mainly ones with the women in them)
     
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    24-70 :dunno: I did soften up the girls faces...
     
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    Another shot :o
     
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    dude you're fuzionz06. shouldn't two 18-200s be all the equipment you need? :o
     
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    I have access to 2 others :mamoru:
     
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    Oh and the funny thing is I can take better pictures than most with an 18-200 :mamoru:
     
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    this should be some kind of challenge -- shoot it just with two 18-200's....that would be awesome
     
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    Dare me :o I could do it :rofl:
     
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    I was wondering how many posts it would take for this to turn into 18-200 post. :mamoru:

    Not many.
     

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