it's just hard when your wedding is going to end up costing close to or more than I make in a year
Not to hijack the thread, but this is very concerning. Good luck with this. Weddings don't have to cost that much.
We originally wanted to go small...but my fiancee's mom is like super into it, and willing to pay a good chunk of the cost...so what was gonna be around 50 people backyard reception is now 250 people at about $55 a head...
Note...when i say yearly income, this is only my second season doing this...so I'll probably cap out in the 20-30K range before all the cost of doing business stuff...wedding total is probably gonna land in the 20-25k range...her mom is gonna pick up the tab for the reception, and my parents are chipping in too...so out of pocket my fiancee and i will probably be dropping like 5-7k..then add honeymoon to that...relativly speaking its not so bad, but my income isn't what it should be yet...and see, it's not hijacking, because this is why the 6d made much more sense as a backup than a second 5d3!....lol
Not to hijack the thread either, but whose wedding is it anyway?
I've been married over 25 years (only 20 to the current wife ) and I can give you one piece of advice. Do not let your mother in law take charge of anything. It will set a bad precedent and it can become a slippery slope. I've seen it in too many of my friends to count. It's your wedding, and it's your marriage, not hers. It doesn't matter who's paying.
If there's time to get out of the big wedding, do it now! You two have the rest of your lives to do what the two of you want.
Bad enough Mi-Law taking over wedding......even worse when (years later) you realise your wife has morphed into your Mi-Law.
Haha I'm watching my sis in law morph into her mom and it's not a pretty sight !!
all this hate on weddings and mother in laws ---LOL --- all because I bought a 6d for a backup body instead of a second mk3 --- I would agree with ya if the 6d was a dog, if it sucked, if I was not confident in it, if the IQ was horrid...the IQ from it is pretty much exactly the same as my mk3 ---sometimes better even depending on the situation. As I grow with it, I find that i like it even more - instead of just going wide with it, all my lenses go on it, and now it's getting equal time at weddings to my mk3.
Nice shots but I would have cloned out the tattoo...I feel like doing it right now, hahaha
The reason people discuss in-laws is because many of us have them...and because many photographers like you are obsessed with discussing wedding photography...so invariably the subject matter gets discussed.
Certainly agree that the IQ of the 6D can be better than the 5D3. I saw this in the store when I tried one out (having previously edited some RAW files from my cousin's 5D3), and decided to order a 6D the next day.
i was only second shooting the tattooed one, so I'm not going that far with it...this was just a quick edit cause i got to set up the shot ---
And to Carl...if i bride has a big arm tattoo like that, the last thing in the world she'll want is to have it cloned out. I know tat's aren't for everyone, but for those that do have them, they are generally proud of them, especially if they go that far to have a full arm sleeve done...