i've just been offered a job to cover my teacher's wedding at the end of the year! while im extremely excited, im also feeling rather inadequate.. i mostly shoot macro's, nature, school events and some street photography with very limited experience shooting portraits. plus im not sure wad it takes to do a wedding. so tot would post some of my questions here to see if yr can help=) very much THANX in advance=)
firstly, what are the parts of the wedding? im only aware of the portraits part where we take only the bride and groom, the dinner and the actual wedding ceremony and teh church. is there anything else? a studio shoot perhaps?
secondly, for the portraiture part, is it the couple that decides where the shoot will be help or the photographer?
thirdly, what are the services i have to offer? other than covering the event, im sure i have to do a photo album for them as well as other misc. stuff. how does this go?
lastly, would like to ask about equipment. im using a D200 with batt grip now.
my lenses are: tokina 28-80 f/2.8, tokina 100mm f/2.8, vivitar series one 105mm f/2.5. have an SB-800 as well. i seem to be lacking in both the long and short tele range and the wide angle.
hmm, to the wedding/portrait photographers out there, is there a prefered focal length? thinking of adding a tamron 17-50 or tokina 12-24. will also get a 50mm f/1.4. and, is one flash enough?
well, just wanna clear up some of my doubts. if yr have any other tips tt would be very greatly appreciated. o, forgot to add, i might borrow another d200/d80 as a second body.
once again, thank you all very much=)