A close friend of mine got engaged this past weekend, and asked me today if I would do their engagement photos! I am honored that she trusts me with this sort of thing (I don't know if I trust myself! :lol:), but I have a lot of kinks to iron out before this weekend! Yes, I said this weekend! They are getting married VERY quickly (due to moving out of state, yada yada), and are looking to tie the knot by July! So, yes, I am being thrown into the lion's den in a mere 6 days! I don't typically think of myself as taking this type of photo "session", but I'm thrilled to do it for a friend!
My question is: what lens should I use? I very humbly own only my Rebel kit lens (18-55mm) and the 50mm 1.8. After working with the 50mm for the last month, I switched back to my kit lens this weekend and saw a HUGE difference in photo quality. I'd like to use my 50mm, but I'm afraid it won't be a good lens for the job. I mentioned on another thread that I have issues the farther I am from my subject, the softer my focus with the 50mm. I'd hate to shoot a million pictures only for them to be OOF.
It's supposed to rain all day Sunday, so we're taking pictures at a local covered bridge! I am super excited to get a chance to shoot somewhere like this, but am super nervous that I'm going to ruin it all, too! I'm leaning towards the 50mm, but I'm afraid if I back up to take shots at a distance, they might not turn out. I'll have both lenses with me in the case, so I can definitely switch out, but I just don't know which to rely on more!
Advice? TIA, ladies!
ETA: Also, which lens, if you could pick any, would you use for something like this? A telephoto? As my DS gets older and runs farther and farther from me when we're outside, I've wondered what lens would be good to someday add to my collection for those types of photos!