... to photographing a wedding! :eek: Okay, I must've been smoking crack when I agreed to it, but I'm doing it. I was a *teensy* bit afraid when I shot the engagement photos (yes, that couple I posted the other day) that they might ask me to shoot their wedding, considering they don't have a photographer yet and are getting married in less than 4 months. She beat around the bush at their engagement shoot, but I told her she really ought to hire a professional for her wedding day because that is just SUPER stressful for a beginner who knows zilch, like me.
Anyhow, she has asked me three times now, and I have told her she really should hire someone else because I don't really want to get into the whole wedding photography mess. I really just want to stick to maternity, babies and children at this point. She called today asking me again, and I finally caved. :doh:
The wedding is very small (~75 people), has no wedding party, and is going to be outside in a garden. She told me she's NOT a photo diva and doesn't want millions of "perfect" shots, but moreso wants me there, as a friend, to document her day. Since photos aren't her number one priority, and since it will be a mid-afternoon outdoor wedding, I figured I would go for it. I'm up for the challenge, and she knows fully well I have never done it before! She wants me to shoot just like I did for the engagement pics, so I caved for a moment and said yes. She told me if she gets one good shot of the day, it will be worth it. Yikes. I hope I can deliver at least two.
Okay, now that I have the noose around my neck, can you guys help me?! I'm going to do a 10-day rental on some lenses and a second camera body (to give myself a week's worth of play time before the wedding), and I need to know what to get. From the research I've started to do, I've narrowed it down to these two:
-24-70mm 2.8L or 16-35mm 2.8L (thoughts?)
I want to stick to 2-3 lenses for the night so that I don't get even deeper in this hole I've dug for myself, so I'm trying to keep it simple. From what I understand, the 24-70 is the "perfect" wedding lens and a lot of people seem to use it for 90% of their shoot. I'm going to keep my 50mm on my camera, and use a rented 5D for the other two lenses.
Is this insane? :eek: Help? Tips? Lens suggestions? Straight jacket?