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Photograph a wedding
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DigitalMat    Posted 07-23-2004 at 10:02:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a small photography business, but I HATE to do weddings. On the other hand, my wife LOVES for us to do weddings. As a result, today we go to a rehearsal, with the wedding tomorrow. Wish me luck. The last wedding, I was a nervous wreck because of the new equipment I was using. Being a perfectionist can have it's drawbacks. This wedding is a small country wedding, (just my type) and I am confident in my gear. Should be better. Well, off we GOOOOooooooooo!

deadcarp    Posted 07-23-2004 at 10:35:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
When we had the motel, weddings were one of the toughest jobs too. Got used to the reservation list going from 12 rooms to 3 - strict deposit rules cured that. I told the organizers to have everybody confirm rooms with their own deposits - that way if the baby gets sick, it's not YOUR money laying there collecting hard feelings. But despite our efforts, there was always one drunk who still wanted to party when the others were exhausted. Like when the bars closed, they entertained us and the cops. And some disgruntled boyfriend always needs a gun at his neck or he'll tear your doors off. Gawd i'm glad that crud is over.

Salmoneye    Posted 07-23-2004 at 10:08:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I feel for ya, braugh...

I gave up weddings a decade ago...They are by far the most stressful thing a photographer can do...Too much rides on you...

The 'happy' memories are either made or ruined by the photog...

And you can only take Gramma or Aunt Mable telling you to get this shot or that shot or 'Make sure you get a picture of', blah, blah, blah...

Most people just do not understand...

Good luck...I'll keep your beers cold for afterwards...

DigitalMat    Posted 07-23-2004 at 22:22:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks everyone for their support. I do have one ace in the hole. My wife has the gift of crowd control. She sets 'em up and I shoot'em. Makes it kind of nice. Very organized. Aunt Mabel don't get a chance to try to control it. My wife makes a pre-emptive strike, tells them the rules and procedes to run the show. Works pretty good. The rehearsal went well tonight, and we have a good idea where to be and how many shots to do for what. Better git. In the morning we start early. Thanks again folks!

Patria    Posted 07-23-2004 at 13:24:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I went to my last wedding too..
And I wasn't the photographer either.

Texas    Posted 07-23-2004 at 10:18:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I gave up weddings too. But Im not a photographer! :)

~Lenore    Posted 07-23-2004 at 10:06:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
May every picture be perfect and may the BRIDE love every one of them!!

Perfectionists have a hard life;
I am so glad I am not one. LOL

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