Friday, July 29, 2011

What should I do!?

A couple months ago, I took these maternity pictures for my cousin & his fiancée...
I thought they turned out well... especially since I don't have a super fancy camera and consider myself a very, very, very amateur photographer.  I snap away alot, and seem to get a few good shots occasionally.  
Personally, I think I "luck out" most of the time.

Flash forward to now. 

It's only a few months until their wedding and they've asked me to be the photographer!
It's going to be a pretty big wedding... but it's local, and I know most of the wedding party and guests.  I've explained that I'm not comfortable being such a big part of the BIG day.  I mean, I have a basic camera... no special lenses or flashes... no wedding experience... zilch.  They don't care. They say it's more important to have me as their photographer than "perfectly professional shots."  They have confidence in me, and truly believe that I can do this...

They have a "fancy" camera I can use, and said we could do a few practice runs before October... I just don't know what I should do.  Had it been a small wedding (like mine, 20 people in attendance), then it would be a different story.  I'm just nervous that I'll miss something important or screw up an important picture {first kiss, etc.}... 

Also, I should add... they've also asked for both my kids to be in the wedding party as well... so I'd have to enlist someone to help with them if I do end up saying yes... 

Thoughts?
Suggestions?

Help!!
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10 comments

  1. The maternity photos are beautiful! I def think you should do the wedding! :) You have a great eye!

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  2. I agree!!! Your pictures are really nice!!! You should go for it!!!

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  3. We had someone who wasn't a professional do our pictures and I love the way they turned out! They're much more candid and I love that feel. Plus, there are so many editing sites out there. I edited my favorites and hung them around our house - that way I could choose the way I wanted them to look. Plus, I loved that he gave me all our prints - not just like, 20, or whatever.
    I say go for it! It would be a good experience. You'll do great!
    ~ Andi

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  4. I would say just browse a lot of wedding pictures on the internet to get some ideas. Maybe make a list of all the important items you would like to photograph so you don't forget anything. I am sure you will do such a great job! Good luck :)

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  5. I think you should do it - you may regret it afterwards if you don't. You have to start somewhere so why not start with someone you know and feel comfortable with. As for the kids being in the wedding - your kids are good, they won't need your attention the whole time - I think you should do it!! If money is involved, whats a little extra spare cash as well (for more Etsy stuff I suppose)...

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  6. The pregnancy photos are great you should definitely do the wedding photos!

    If you have a few practice runs before hand, walk around the venue(s) before the big day to see if there are any areas you could use as a great backdrop and on the day just click away! I think you'll get some amazingly beautiful natural shots!

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