I think it is a situation all of us photography enthusiasts can relate to. You own a large camera, people look upon you as a means of recording a wedding day on film (or memory cards).
I normally turn down requests to shoot ROM or weddings because it simply isn't my cup of tea. The exceptions I make are when I want to do it to help the couple, or if I owe them a debt of gratitude. The usual precautions are issued - that though I may dabble in photography, wedding photography and portraits isn't one of them.
You can't expect a renowned prize-winning French chef to whip up a 10 course Chinese dinner without lots of practice and instruction.
And so, I've only done 3 so far - 1 AD, and 2 ROMs, I didn't enjoy doing them, but I can't say I didn't feel some pride when the bride of one of the ROMs I shot requested that I do her AD as well. I was there on her husband's behest, while she had hired another photographer. But I've already decided I didn't want to do this anymore, and forwarded the offer to one of my friends who does do wedding photography.
Last edited by r32; 11th December 2006 at 01:00 AM.
gf only.. not wife yet.
if u give him free service now, you'll probably end up giving him free services all your life.
best way out now is to be 'busy' that day.
like some had suggested, just tell him that u are not good enough to take up the responsiblity. imagine, since he is so calculative, what will he says if he doesnt like any of your shots.