« on: April 29, 2013, 10:04:16 AM »
I was in your same shoes as I did this a year ago. And, I’m doing it again in a month. In both of my situations, the couples are very much of the understanding that I am not a wedding photographer and simply are asking for a favor. These are very small weddings/small gatherings, and simply do not have the funds for a wedding photographer. If I’m not there, then nobody will be there type situation. The next one I am doing will be shooting with a relative, and I think we will be just fine. I think it is very important that the bride and groom understand your background/abilities upfront. Many times, nice looking camera equipment is thought to equate to nice looking photos. As we all know,..it does not,…it takes skill and experience. I absolutely make sure they clearly understand that. I would take home all the good advice on this forum,…..great stuff and advice. More importantly though, have fun!