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Aug 15, 2013 09:51 |  #31

I'll have a beer after the dancing starts but only if I know the people.


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Aug 15, 2013 11:21 |  #32

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Yeah, it's pretty funny isn't it. How would anyone know they were carrying a concealed weapon? The fact that it is concealed is the first clue. Me personaly, I would rather have a gun than a beer in a dog fight, but that's just me.

yeah, concealed is concealed.

I usually use Lloyd's technique of pushing it down the road, then next thing they know i'm done and gone or the party has ended.
but I've had brides tell me to pack up and start drinking. I have no problem obliging if i'm not carrying a loaded weapon, my gear is locked up, I don't need to drive, and my obligations are clearly fulfilled.

and some weddings are different than others. my wife (and second shooter) held the bride up for a kegstand in one wedding reception. that is clearly a different situation than more formal events.


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Aug 15, 2013 11:48 |  #33

No drinking on the job for me either - between driving home, having people see me drinking - and not to mention, if for some reason the couple isn't happy with their photos, they could say I was drunk while working. Doesn't make a good case if, God forbid, they try to sue me.


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Aug 19, 2013 04:16 as a reply to  @ post 16201235 |  #34

Of course the old saying goes... If 10 people see you taking a sip of beer... that's 10 pints you've had.
Still, I do have a beer right at the end of the day, when I have packed my gear away and finished for the night. Sometimes I have one during the slow periods of the day if its really hot but mostly I have a lemonade.
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Aug 19, 2013 09:15 |  #35

I rarely drink alcohol but always offered some by family so I've built up an immunity to people who won't take no for an answer. I wouldn't drink while working. If I did drink, I'd just do it as soon as I've packed up.




  
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Aug 19, 2013 18:15 |  #36

Only time I've done it was at a destination wedding.

I don't think I'd have one at a more formal wedding, however. I'd find it more distracting than anything.




  
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Aug 19, 2013 18:55 |  #37

Only way I could handle doing weddings is drunk off my ass. ;-)a


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Aug 19, 2013 18:57 |  #38

Hmn... no one has mentioned a beer before the wedding :D


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Aug 19, 2013 20:24 |  #39

That is for the groom. Lot's of beer.


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Aug 20, 2013 13:47 |  #40

Nope, Nope, Nope! Not on the clock. It's for the same reason I begrudgingly wear dress clothes to shoot a wedding. Perception matters. Although, I often have a cold one as soon as i walk in the door afterwards.


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Aug 20, 2013 14:06 |  #41

I won't even drink anything with caffeine in it before or during a shoot... let alone alcohol.


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Aug 20, 2013 15:09 |  #42

I made a mistake of of drinking an extra large coffee a few hours before. Only once.


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Aug 20, 2013 15:12 |  #43

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I made a mistake of of drinking an extra large coffee a few hours before. Only once.

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Aug 21, 2013 09:24 |  #44

Don't shoot weddings, but one thing that has worked for me at some parties I've attended where I didn't want to start drinking was to just say that my medication will react with alcohol. Almost 100% of the time people just say oh, ok.




  
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