First Wedding is Booked! Perfect First One?

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  1. MikeBookPro

    MikeBookPro TPF Noob!

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    So, today I officially booked my first wedding! I received an inquiry through my website last week, and it was a friend of a person who did a "Mommy and Me" session a few weeks ago. They're having a small wedding (15-20 people total, including bride/groom) in a garden here in the area at the end of October. Reception will be 10-15 people at a local restaurant, in a private room.

    Anyway, engagement session is scheduled for 10/12, and the wedding is on 10/25! I'm looking forward to breaking into weddings, but admittedly, I didn't think it would happen so quickly.

    It's going to be crazy, but I think there are some things that are working in my favor:

    - Tiny Wedding
    - Client is aware it's my first.
    - Client likes my family/child work A LOT.
    - Outdoor wedding in a beautiful location.
    - Engagement shoot to get acquainted.

    Anyway, wish me luck, folks! I'll be posting photos when they are ready, and I'll probably post a "First Wedding Trip Report" for others who are interested in doing weddings.

    Mike
     
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    Congratulations and the best of luck to you on your new venture!
     
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    Sounds like you were up-front with the client. That's a good way to do business.

    While I hope that everything goes well, I won't wish you "luck." Your skill, not luck, is what makes the difference. You certainly wouldn't want someone looking at the album and concluding that "The photographer was really lucky!"
     
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    Never hurts to have luck on your side... especially with electronics! :lol:
     
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    Isn't that the truth. Hope things go well. Try to stay calm and do what you do best, take great images. Good luck!
     
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    A pity you posted this in the beginners' forum. :D

    Good luck. :)
     
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    Have fun! Looking forward to hearing about the experience.
     
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    Fair play to you Mike....hope it all goes well and we look forward to a few shots posted!!!
     
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    Good luck, and post pics when you're done.
     
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    Be sure to scout your locations thoroughly. I echo Plato's sentiments. Be prepared and have fun!
     
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    Yeah Mike! This does sound like a perfect first wedding--it could have been a double wedding,with two beautiful twin daughters getting married, 350 guests, and all the pressure of securing a World Series final out on you, the pitcher--all game long!

    Stay sharp, keep calm, and mentally envision your successes ahead of time.
     
  12. MikeBookPro

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    Thanks, Derrel (and everyone else)! I think your last sentence really hits the nail on the head.
     

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