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Already met with the bride and groom, checked out the venue, and wrote up a contract. Meeting with them tomorrow to go over the contract, do an engagement shoot, and go over a list of shots they want.

During the week, I'll be going back to the venue with the assistant I hired to coordinate. Then, come October 8th, we shoot the big day!

I am renting a Nikon 17-55mm 2.8 lens to add to the equipment I already have. I am very excited for this shoot. I hope to bring back some fantastic shots in the next few weeks. Wish me luck! And if you have any general tips, let me know
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post #2 of 18
good luck i think your going to do great.
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post #3 of 18
WOW!! NO WAY! I'm going to be doing a shoot for a wedding on that same day too! COOL!
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post #4 of 18
Good luck and have a great day,

Advice dont shoot over the bride ;-)
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post #5 of 18
its cool and awesome
post #6 of 18
good luck with your shots and bring them back here
 
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post #7 of 18
One thing i can't stress enough. Work with backups, on my last wedding. My 5D died on me, lucky i had a extra body and a second shooter. If i was doing it alone with no backups... i would have a huge lawsuit on my back.

Good luck with everything!
    
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post #8 of 18
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Work with backups
true that

goodluck!
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yea so i was at a wedding yesterday and there was only one photographer with what looked like a small old nikon like maybe d70 and she used one lens the whole time and for outdoors shots was using a speedlight pointed directly at people and she only used one lens the entire time which did not even look to be a all that fantastic lens as judging by the size of it the lens it looked like one of those begginer super zooms that is like 70-250. watching to see what she was doing there is not a great chance that she captured any mindblowing images.

so yea i think you are already looking better than the embarrassing job i saw someone do on sunday.

the bride actually asked me to take photos but i turned her down because she would not have been able to afford the equipment i would have to rent to do a job that produced great results.
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Engagement shoot done! I got my lens rental in the mail yesterday, and this thing is a beast! Very quiet focusing, very FAST focusing, heavy as hell but takes some great pictures. I'm going to be practicing some portraits for the rest of the week with friends to learn what I can do with this lens, and be ready for the wedding.

Also hired on an assistant. Things should be good, or so I am hoping.
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