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  1. #1
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    Wedding Questions...

    This forum seems to have gone a bit quiet...

    If anyone is wanting to get into weddings or has done weddings, but feels a little overwhelmed - please feel free to drop any questions or concerns you may have here and I will be happy to help in anyway shape or form with information and advice.



    For those members that don't know me, I am an award winning wedding photographer based in Perth, Western Australia. I shoot between 55 and 70 weddings per year.



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    Re: Wedding Questions...

    Great offer. Too bad I didn't have this option 50 years ago when I did a few weddings but didn't really get seriously into it because I really didn't like the feeling of pressure I felt when doing them, even though many of them were for friends. And since that time, I have attended many weddings and noticed the great variations in customs based on religion and or culture. I wonder how you handle this and also wonder how the wedding customs in Australia differ from those on this side of the pond.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
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    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  3. #3
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    Re: Wedding Questions...

    I've often wondered how Australian weddings might differ from UK or US too Brent.

    For Australian 95% of weddings follow this standard procedure. I have added in my most common timings for this too.

    1) B&G Prep (photo coverage between 1200 and 1530)
    2) Wedding Ceremony (most ceremonies are around the 1530 mark and last 30 mins.)
    4) Congratulations, Group Shot and Formal Family pics (1600 - 1630)
    3) Location Shoot with B&G and attendants * x number of locations (1630 - 1800)
    4) Wedding Reception (1800 - 0000) although I usually leave around 2130/ 2200. Also depending on the time of the sunset ie after 1800, we will sneak out for sunset pics at the appropriate time
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    Cameras Lens - Zooms Lens - Primes / Macro Lighting
    2 x D4 14-24 mm f2.8G ED 35 mm f1.4G 3 x SB900
    1 x Hasselblad H5D 24-70 mm f2.8G ED 50 mm f1.4G 3 x Westcott Ice Lights
    2 x D750 70-200 mm f2.8G ED 85 mm f1.4G 2 x Godox AD600BM
    200 mm f2.0G ED VRII
    Sigma 150 f2.8 EX DG

  4. #4
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    Re: Wedding Questions...

    Well Kevin, the basic outline of events (at least here in California, not familiar with the rest of the U.S.) is the same, but the time frame is quite different. Most weddings are in the late morning, usually around 1100 and the reception ends much earlier than midnight, so the B&G can get started on their honeymoon.
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    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  5. #5
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    Re: Wedding Questions...

    The problem could be solved quite easily. Just hire a good wedding planner and it may seem contrintuitive but it can save you a good amount of money. Here's a good new york wedding packages to check.
    Last edited by Cenral34; 06-06-2019 at 09:06 PM.

  6. #6
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    Re: Wedding Questions...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cenral34 View Post
    The problem could be solved quite easily. Just hire a good wedding planner and it may seem contrintuitive but it can save you a good amount of money. Here's a good new york wedding packages to check.
    dead link!
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  7. #7
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    Re: Wedding Questions...

    Fixed

  8. #8
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    Re: Wedding Questions...

    From the early 1990's to the early 2000's I must have done at least 600 or so weddings, while all of them were different, some church, some garden and everything inbetween, the time line is about spot on, with some variations of an hour or so in either direction. Saying that, NO 2 weddings were the same, and every one was different, stressful (though I did not let that show) and you have to be able to think quickly on your feet and adapt to any given situation easily.
    I drifted into photography like one drifts into
    prostitution. First I did it to please myself, then I did it to please
    my friends, and eventually I did it for the money.

    - Philippe Halsman





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