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Old 1st August 2015
Ian Grego Ian Grego is offline
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Re: Help with fill flash please?


I hope it goes well. I have only done a couple a wedding for friends who just was happy to have some photos to remember the day. If they are friends I hope you have mentioned about being out your comfort zone. I find that helped a lot myself. I also found to have a laugh with the wedding party relaxes everybody. So just go with the flow. I know you and you will be fine. Deep breath and enjoy.
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Old 2nd August 2015
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Re: Help with fill flash please?

Thank you everyone for your help and good wishes!

So an update....
I wasn't feeling stressed but I still didn't sleep the night before

The getting ready photos were fine, I didn't anticipate any problems with those.

The bride started getting really stressed when the car arrived. The heavens opened and we had torrential rain (this was to continue for the rest of the day unfortunately) so bride in car shots went out of the window, too wet and she was too stressed. Awful traffic but managed to get passed the bridal car and arrived in front. Ready at the gate to take the photo that she had most wanted...and she got her driver to drop her at the vicars house which was closest to the church. By the time I was told I had missed her getting out of the car and I couldn't get photos waiting outside because it started pouring again. Tried to get her photos just inside the church but all the shots she had asked me to take went by the wayside because she was worried about being late.

Shots in the church were fine as I had planned those out and had them all written down. Only used the flash in the vestry but it didn't work too well. There were 12 of us crammed into this tiny little office so difficult to get any sort of positioning.

Yelled at everyone to organise the confetti shot! Not sure I made many friends but I got what she wanted there

Tried to get the photos she wanted at the church but the torrential rain started again. Did them inside the church entrance, everyone left, I packed up, locked up and followed on about 10 mins after....the speeches were over and done with by the time I arrived! They changed the timetable because of the weather

Took lots of photos at the reception but was constrained by the long tables and nowhere for the guests to go because of the weather...so they were fine but nothing special.

Finally stopped raining around 6/7pm so dragged the bride and groom out to take some photos but she only had cotton ballet pumps on and the area was flooded. Put paid to more photos she had asked for and in all the ones I took she insisted on wearing a woolly cardy over her dress as she was cold

Did the group shots but found I had to stand way back with the 50-200 so the other guests with their cameras kept jumping in...had to constantly tell the groups to look at me! Then the rain started again

I DON'T know how anyone can do this for a living! It was certainly an experience and I'm glad I put a lot of preparation into it because with the weather and all the changes I might have struggled a lot more.

I will post some photos when I have got home and processed them....
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Re: Help with fill flash please?

That was just about the worst experience I could imagine for you.

I just hope they appreciate all your efforts.


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