There are alot of great shoots in this!! Thank you for teaching!!
Great Article - very insightful!
Thanks for the tips! :)
I really enjoyed learninga about your perspectives.... especially the mistakes part is helpful for improving both yours and our photography experience.... Great job!
really good article, long but useful...great job!
Excellent article...do you have more on shootting wedding? Photojournalism style?
Incredibly good tutorial! Thank yoy very much for this brief and consistent article, it helped me alot, since I'm going to shoot my first wedding this weekend! ¡Ciao! Erik from Sweden
I have learnt a lot from one page of information, I can't begin to imagine how much i would learn if it were a book. Keep up the posts and info. Thanks Heaps.
Thanks for your time and effort you put into this article. Makes you think .......
nice . good work
I will be photographing my sister in-law's wedding this July. I guess I'm a good photographer in their eyes. lol Anyways, I hadn't even thought about some of this stuff listed above. I will definitely be using this guide come July! Thanks!!!
Hi-this was the most informative website I have read. Great job! I copied your tutorial and will sturfy it well. I am starting on my first wedding shoot for a good friend. Have a Canon 20D and 10D, a Sigma 70-200 f/2.8, a Canon 100mm f2/8, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 too. Have only 1 550EX flash-but will get one soon. Have 2 flash brackets. What else would I need for the battery packs...additional cords? Marichi email@example.com
As for someone who is starting out as a beginner, this article is wonderful. You have given me alot of good advice and good idea's to remeber when this kind of job occurs. Thank you for posting this! SvcdhaQ
fantastic, really useful! I plan to do my 1st wedding in a couple of weeks, but I am doing it for free to see how I go and to take some of the pressure off!!! Mick (UK) firstname.lastname@example.org
This is fantastic information I am about to shoot my first wedding and I cant tell you how helpful this all it!
thank you thank yo I will be using this as I have my first wedding job on April 21st. I will let you know how is went!
I've checked many photography sites and finally found what I need. THANKS A LOT for your time, tips and good taste. Excellent site!
This article is very helpful and detailed. You're one of the few who's generous enough to share what you've learned. Thank you very much.
Awesome article! It was as if you were tutoring me, one on one.
That was absolutely wonderful.
I'm shooting a low-pressure wedding tomorrow, and it's only my second wedding shoot. My first did not go well at all, because I went in without any sort of plan, and missed a lot of great shots.
This was amazingly helpful, and I've taken notes from your comments and photo suggestions.
Excellent............better than any book available
really useful article, i found out alot i didnt know which will be very useful. thankyou!
EXCELLENT. Thank you so much for your advice. I just came back from a wedding photo shoot and was a bit disappointed with the shots. Looked for help on the Internet and say... helpful people found. Thanks again. Many great points.
Good article... thanks for your detailed guide
Great advice! Thank yo so much for sharing your knowledge.
Response to comment posted on 2008-07-07 13:26:38:
Well, I've updated the article with a new section 'First Time Shooter?' at the very end of it. Take a look, I hope it helps. Roman
I am shooting a wedding in several weeks
I am eighteen and not a proffessional
but the proffessional photographer cancelled five weeks before the wedding
i'm going crazy worrying that I will ruin this
it is an outdoor wedding
do you have any tips on what to do in this situation?
Fantastic report. I've read it from top to bottom, and I'm reading twice right now. I have a wedding in August 2009 and this is my first time. It's a challenge for an amateur photographer, but thank to you I'll expect to pass the test with honor. Thank you very much and keep with this page.
Excellent article! Great tips! Thanks for taking the time to clear up some of the questions encountered in wedding photography...applause.
What a great thread, helped so much
Been searching on this topic for two days. By far the most informed and serious look at wedding photography that I have been able to locate so far. Thank you.
I just agreed to shoot a wedding - my first - for a friend of the family. I was frightened to death and reminded the couple that this is my first entry into the professional field for event shooting. But, very happily, I came across this article on the web and after reading it carefully and taking notes, I have a much better sense of what can happen and how to handle it. Everything from desired shots to proper equipment is laid out clearly and conversationally. After having read a number of other similar web pages, I can say truthfully, this is the best. Thanks so much.
Dennis O'Brien dennisobrienphotography.com
This is a whole masterpiece of experience and i appreciate so so much. i dream of becoming one of the most qualified and professional photographers in my country and i found your article relevant and easy to understand. thanks too for sharing with us your firsthand experience on which we will use to improve our standards of photography. thanks once again.
really I liked the article, I got some greatr tips .... Thanks
Very in depth post on wedding photography. I read most of it and bookmarked it for future reference.
You must have more than just 8GB in total memory cards now though right?
I'm big on always hitting the eject button for mounted hard drives on my Mac.
And for having backups of everything, don't forget a back up shirt, especially if you are in Florida like I am!
hi, my name is milad, i haven`t started my professional business yet in photography, but i had the courage to take responsibility of photographing my friends` wedding, i was really scared..it was my first time to take serious assignment. I would like to thank you for the very valuable tips. The first time i shot fashion show on the catwalk, i ran out of batteries, my flash unit ( SB800 ) was dead after shoting 12 dresses out of 25, thank god i wasn`t the main photographer there, but that alerted me to get loaded with enough batteries next time or get power pack. On the wedding i ran out of space on my CF card, i got too excited and ended up filling the CF card a bit before the wedding party ended. Now i`m going to make my own check list, thanks to you again.
perfect- Just what I was looking for!
I found your web site by accident . I do video and I'm new at this but enjoy to video. I find it a challenge to set the right pose up and I will look toward the photographer to follow their lead.t
Excellent advice. I've been shooting for over 40 years and this is a good reminder to all shooters to use the KISS method... Keep it Simple! Well done!
My only contribution would be to shoot the wedding cake as soon as possible. Some times they have been known to sag or collapse after sitting out (especially in hot weather), so try and get that shot early.
Great article, really helpful for an amateur, and I am not talking specifically regarding the wedding photography but if you do read it you learn a bunch of other very useful tricks(bouncing the flash and so on).Thank you.
Looking forward to more articles from you.
Great article! Wedding photography not so scary after all...
Great article even the best sometimes get it wrong and it's reassuring to know that we all make mistakes. Thanks for sharing your experiences very insightful
really thanks for your sharing and I am so happy to learn a lot from you. many thx!!
Great information. Great detail and very helpful in terms of being prepared and problem solving potential issues.
very useful advice not a small task weddings would love to do one have done family ones as bystander so to speak
Thank you very much for the excellent advice! I have recently started doing wedding photography and often make mistakes when using my flash in the church and the reception area. I learned a lot from reading through this article!
Awesome article - Thank you! I am shooting my first wedding in a week. Though I'm not an ameture photographer I am an amature wedding photographer. Your list of shots really helped!
it's really helpful lesson
people who started wedding photography will find this page really interesting
actually, we've posted an article with similar topic to you,
maybe you can find another tips in here:
Great information. Some photographers turn there back on newbies and say...you shouldnt pretend to be a pro but even they had a first wedding...thanks for the tips.
THanks very much for posting this article and sharing your experience.