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16-06-11, 02:04 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Thank you so much to everyone that has responded - haven't been on here for a couple of days and the advice that is above is fantastic.
Am already scoping out a second camera body so the advice about that is great. I didn't event think about checking with the registrar beforehand but this is also a fab tip.
F11 - if you're anywhere near Southend then let me know! I'm not getting paid loads for this - first proper job as main photographer (like you, have only ever been second photographer) and the client is someone who I used to go to school with. I was up front about the fact that I had never done a wedding before and just undercut the cheapest price she had been quoted. Needless to say - this won't be my rate going forward!
Checking out the venue beforehand is another good tip and as it's not actually that far from where I live, shouldn't cause me too many headaches either. The couple in question live in Australia and I haven't seen the Bride since we were at school together (almost 20 years!) so have asked her to get in touch with me when they get here so that we can sit down and go through exactly what types of shots that they want and who the main, important people are for the day. Am also going to try and get them to get their ushers on board to help with the big group shots - have seen a photographer do this before at a wedding and it seemed to work quite well.
Thanks Amy for the link to the wedding week stuff - will definitely be plowing my way through all that stuff later on today.
Big thanks to everone once again!!
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