Alright. This weekend I'm doing my first "pro/real" portrait session for the sister of my wife's good friend. Free session, so nothing to lose. Well, my wife's friend is getting married in June and wants me to be her photographer for the wedding. I've had my wife tell her that I wouldn't feel comfortable two times but she still wants me to do it. Her fiance also wants me to do the wedding. I told her that I'd be glad to be a second/backup photographer which she thought was nice. Seems they still would like me to do it since they are on a really tight budget and can't afford a big expensive photographer. So, what should I do? I know there's no yes or no answer to that, but I'm just not sure here. I would do the shoot for free since it would be my first one. I'd rather do for free so they aren't quite AS dissapointed if the photo's suck. Wedding will be at our local park at 6:30pm in June, so the light shouldn't be harsh, but still be light out....might become a problem with getting dark toward the end, but probably not (being in June). My equipment list is: D70s 50mm f1.8 Sigma 70-300 APO Macro SB-600 Stofen Diffuser Stand and 33" white umbrella Cactus Triggers (be here this week) I could pick up a Tamron 17-50 f2.8 or Sigma 18-50 f2.8 by June or at least rent a 17-55 for the wedding. I could also pick up a second stand, umbrella, and Vivitar flash to fire with the cactus triggers if needed. I would have a good 6 months to practice, but I'm sure she'd like to know soon in case she needs to book a photographer. Any advice would be appreciated. I could possibly come accross a backup body from somebody if needed as well. I know a guy with a D40 that I could probably borrow as a "just in case". Edit: Oh, and I would love to get into wedding photography, but don't want to "ruin" somebody's wedding day to get my practice....that's my main concern. Oh and no, I don't really know any photographers in the area that I could shadow between now and then.