Soon I am taking off to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to take wedding pictures for a friend.
It is an outdoor shindig with only close friends and family attending. The wedding will be outside, lest weather prohibits. I am excited about the opportunity, but am scared of disaster.
Wedding are big days, big days with important pictures. I have taken a lot of pictures at weddings before, but never been anyone’s only photographer. This is very stressful. I have spent a couple hours over the past week flipping through bridal magazines at Barnes and Noble, trying to wrap my head around everything I will be doing.
I have also been spending a lot of time around my camera in preparation for everything that I will be doing. Other than that, I feel like there is little that I can do to prepare.
I will be taking two cameras: My Canon EOS 20D and my Canon Powershot SD630. I am really comfortable with both of them and have taken them both around the world with me. I am sure my shot count on both of them is well above 10,000.
But like I said, I am still quite nervous about the event. Despite the picture above, the bride has actually been really great. She has given me full run of everything, even saying that I might not be doing a good job if I am not in the way every once in a while. This is of some comfort. She has been very reassuring. I think I am more nervous about it than she is…
I am sure I will be posting pictures after the weekend, but until then… any advise?