Hi there, so I am shooting my first wedding in February after a few second shooter attempts. I have a Canon 450D (which I am hoping to upgrade the body of..just not sure which to upgrade to yet!-Is it worth going to the 600D or something better?!) Anyway.. The couple know exactly what they are getting from me..as in very much a beginner! And I am not charging for the wedding shoot. They said that they want me to be myself-I know them very well and they will be happy with whatever shots I get.
Basically, everyone has to start somewhere. I just want to know, when you did your very first wedding..what is some advice you could give me from it? Anything you did right / would change or do differently? Different lenses you would have purchased?
Also, for a first wedding, does it matter too much what flash I get or is one of the cheapest 'ok' enough for a first attempt? And when shooting, is it best to go fully manual / P / Tv / Av mode? I am just worried about not getting the settings right and mucking up a perfect shot!
Also, for inside the church what are good lenses in case I am not allowed to use flash (obviously will find this out beforehand!)
I am going to look at the reception venue in a couple of weeks to get a good idea of where some planned shots could take place and where the bride would like some shots - do you find it useful to do this?
Thanks very much with any info and advice you can give me!