As many of you know in my spare time I am a keen photographer, shooting mainly landscapes – I’ve been asked to photograph a wedding for a friend and was a bit worried about doing it as I didn’t want to potentially ruin my mate’s most important day of his life!
So before coming to any decision I decided to research the subject a bit and I found out something that most folks don’t appreciate – Wedding Photography is frikkin’ hard work! I must admit I thought, well I can take a good photograph, how hard can it be. Well of course I didn’t really think about problems with lighting indoors, how I wouldn’t be able to use a flash during a wedding ceremony, how I may not even get permission from a minister to take photographs during a ceremony. Then there is the organisation of the families for the formal photos. Yuck!
Then my thoughts turned to equipment – was my enthusiast level Canon camera up to the job – what if it broke down on the day – what about memory cards running out – the mind boggles at all the things that could go wrong.
So in the end I told my friend – No! I respectfully suggested they go hire a professional wedding photographer like this guy.
Wedding Photography video by Alan Hutchinson Photography – www.alanhutchinson.co.uk
Wedding Photography is not easy and deserves respect – it’s a couple special day and they only have one chance to get things right. So if like me you are a keen amateur photographer and your friend asks you to photographer their wedding – Just Say No! Go hire a professional!