a friend from high school, that I haven't even seen in 20 years, just sent me a message yesterday asking me to be her wedding photographer next October. I know, it's a long ways off, and I have some time to think about it. I didn't really have plans to go into business, but that's pretty far off and gives me time to continue to grow. it will be a small ceremony, and probably not in a church (it's the second wedding for both). I'm strongly leaning towards doing it, although there's a chance my DH will be out of the country at that time, which means I'll need my parents to come stay with the kids. the wedding is in another state, 2 hours away, so I'd probably do an overnight there. anyhow, just lots to think about ... but I think it would be fun.
I'm flattered that she even asked me, ya know? and I had to share here, in part to talk it through.
Gwen, Mommy to Andrew, Jordan, Natalie & Jack
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That is really flattering! And I am sure that you will/would do a wonderful job!
I had a similar offer from a brother of an acquaintance, asking about a wedding next year. I ended up turning it down. My reason was that one, I don't know this person well enough to know their true expectations or personality. Some people whether they are getting a "good deal" or not have unbelievable expectations especially for a wedding. Two, I don't really have the desire to do wedding photography as a professional because it seems very stressful. I don't like the idea that I could be sued for more than just the cost of the pictures and session fee if something went wrong just because it is a moment that can never be re-photographed. I would feel that I would need insurance prior to doing it and I didn't know if I was ready to take that leap.
Anyway these are just my reasons. I am sure that others have some good reasons why it would be good to do! I don't want to discourage you if you really want to do it. I am just a chicken! And am not one to take risks!
Yes be flattered, and definitely consider it! I was going to do a small wedding for some friends of mine in May, just for the experience of it, but it turns out that the wedding is 6 days before my due date. I can't commit to that, especially since Luke was 8 days early.
I think you'll have a blast!
I think you should do it Gwen! Why not? I know you'd enjoy it! GL & KUP!
Sadie- mommy to Ruthie & Randy
I think you should go for it too! You will rock! You can get checklists for weddings that list all the most common wedding groupings. WHat I would do is print one of those off for you to keep and send one to her and have her mark the ones she wants for sure. Ill go try to find one and link it.