Uploaded: October 08, 2001


From my second wedding job. Everything I read says I must be nuts, but I think I want to pursue wedding photography. Any advice out there?


Michelle Campbell October 08, 2001

I've shot weddings for the last 2 years. There are many times when I think I'm crazy!!! But it is very rewarding. I have not had a bad experiance (yet!). My advice is to look at what is out there....experiment! I ALWAYS suggest that the majority of the pictures be taken outside and those inside a church be done in B&W. I find it easier to work with the lighting and makes the pictures more dramatic. Study poses and pictures in bridal magazines, etc. Perhaps make a small notebook of cutouts from mags that you find interesting that you can study at length and adjust to suit yourself.
I am not a professional although my own photography within the state for weddings seems to be quite in demand. I am currently attending classes and studying to become a professional someday. If I can do it and achieve the sucess I have thus far, you can too! Hang in there and be persistant.
Good Luck.
Michelle #1102

October 23, 2001

Great photo Robin! Nice advice Michelle!

Kerri #2083

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