Alright I have been reading endlessly but still a few questions remain...I recently shadowed a wedding photographer that I know to get a real feel for what it is all about and really pick his brain about how this whole deal works. I will probably shadow him again and take some shots to test my skills. But all that aside I have been thinking a lot about how I can get this business going when I am ready. How do I build my portfolio and get people to want me to shoot their wedding? In other words how did everyone else here get their start. Currently I shoot a Rebel XT, 28-135 IS, 18-55, 75-300, 50mm f/1.8. I know I have like 3 of Canon's 4 cheapest lenses but can I get by with this glass? I also have a 430EX. I would be able to use a digital rebel as a backup camera and would pick up another flash probably a 580EX and use the 430 on the backup camera. My question: Will this setup get my by to start? I don't see why it wouldn't but maybe you guys/gals can. I appreciate all the responses.