dannybres wrote in post #15927262
I have not considered Liability insurance, I am a wedding guest with a camera or two. How can i hurt someone I am not arranging the guests or getting them to pose/stand anywhere dangerous, no lighing stands to fall or anything...... should I consider it?
Why would I want it in writing, they have no guarentee from me I have no guarentee from them. If everything fails and I forget to put memory card in the bodies, nothing will happen, except a bruised friendship.
I doubt I will be using OCF, but i may grab a ST-E3-RTs and pop both 600EX's on a two tripods for the speechs, but I very much doubt it. Just bouce it off the ceiling from a hot shoe mounted flash.
It is not in a church, it is in Westmister Palace. I think the room has large windows, so the light should be ok.
Folloing your recomendation, xerovision, and I have a 2 7D , with 70-200 and 16-35 that would be a large effective focal range gap from 35-70mm?
Would I not be better with a 24-70 on the 5D3 as my socond body? as cdang suggests?
The 5D III is a great body, but do you want to try to get familiar with another body in the time have you have it, or know exactly how to set up both cameras. If you really want to use the 5D III then you should rent it, but I would probably get the 16-35 and the 24-70 mark II just to make sure you have wide enough glass.
Liability is for your protection, you may be a quest, and hopefully, nothing would happen and everything will go just perfect, however, you are still the designated photographer and the Westminster Palace may require you to have liability insurance in order to have camera equipment on their property and set up lighting of any kind. Venues do this in order to protect themselves as well. Not all of them ask for proof, but if you don't have it then they have the right to tell you no if you want to take pictures.
Also, if you are taking pictures at the reception, then if there is any alcohol available, then there is always potential for accidents.
I don't want to discourage you from taking the pictures, I really do hope that everything goes smoothly, but I want to make you aware so that nothing happens to you when you are spending money on nice equipment, and taking pictures of one of the most important days for this couple. I have insurance for liability and equipment so that I can rest at ease in the event something does happen.
I understand that at first it appears that with a verbal agreement that both parties have agreed that if the pictures do not turn out, then nothing will happen, but in the event something does go wrong then you may have to deal with the families as well.
Again, I don't want to discourage you in any way about this event, but I am giving you all this information to protect you from anything happening.
Weddings are very stressful on the brides and families because they want everything to go perfect. There are many photographers that refuse to do wedding for this very reason. I hope this will be a good experience for you and there is a better chance of that happening if you cover all your bases.