MY FIRST WEDDING!

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  1. JaclynDavisPhoto

    JaclynDavisPhoto TPF Noob!

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    So I got my first wedding booked for September and I am SO excited but I have a lot of questions! I want to make sure that, even though it is MY first wedding, that it doesnt LOOK like it. I am currently working on a contract and getting the legalities in line. My main thing right now is making sure I have the proper equipment soon so that I am comfortable with it by September. I currently shoot with the Canon T1i and 50mm 1.8. I would love to keep my T1i as I dont have $ growing on trees to upgrade to the MArk II AND get new lenses. What should I do though??? Should spend the money and get the MArk II or do I put $ into lenses first? I am concerned that I need wont be compatible with my T1i and end up damaging my camera.

    With a limited budget right now, what is the best thing to do???

    Thanks for all of your help ;)


     
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    Bossy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Have you shot a wedding second shooter at all?

    I'd love to see your portfolio :D
     
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    Please post some of your best shots... so we can see where you are! :)
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is going to be another one of those threads, isn't it?
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I hope not!
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Find a camera store in your area which rents gear. While it isn't a criminal act to show up to shoot a wedding with only one body, it should be. You MUST have at least two bodies, (which will deal well with high ISO - ideally clean in the 3200 range) and you really need the range from about 15-200mm covered at at f2.8 or faster. You will also need speedlights, lots of memory cards, etc.
     
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    Second shooting is already in the works. I am hoping to do it at least a few more times before September though. I WILL be renting an extra body and probably lenses before then just so I am really comfortable with everything and can make smart purchases.THANKS FOR THE TIP! (I just had one of those, why didnt I think of that moments : ) ) I am already stocked up on memory cards as I am already paranoid that I am going to run out of memory.

    My website is www.jaclyndavisphotography.com

    I am also getting a contract written up because I want to make sure that everyone is protected, knows to expect and what is expected of them. I juts dont even want to take a chance in that department.

    THanks!
     
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    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    Congrats.

    If the couple didn't sign a contract, or pay a retainer/deposit when they booked, it may not be prudent to consider the booking a done deal.
     
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    mishele Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    How did they contact you for a wedding? Are they friends?
     
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    JaclynDavisPhoto TPF Noob!

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    The bride is a relative of good friends of ours. She was showing her fiance my website and he asked her to ask me if I would do their wedding.
     
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    Shoot portra 400 and a 50mm f/1.4 for everything. The lab can fix your mistakes.
     
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