From a Maryland videographer today.
Well I need to share this....Last night we were shooting just video for a wedding in Baltimore. The photographer they hired had a camera malfunction in the middle of the wedding and had no backup! I didn't realize this until I saw the guest lining up themselves for photos and having the guest taking pictures on iphones, iPads, and point and shoot cameras. Somewhere in the middle of the family portraits I walked back and asked her if there was a problem and she told me. I sent her with my wife out to my car where I had a Canon 40D which is the only photography camera I take with me when I am doing only video. Not the best wedding camera but better than nothing! While they were at the car I finished the portrait session for her. We stayed an hour later then we were contracted for so they would get all of the photos they wanted. Of course the photographer was grateful but the couple came up at the end of the event and thanked me for saving the day. FYI....I did scorn the photographer for not having backup equipment before I gave her the 40D. This is just another example of why you shouldn't hire 500.00 photographers.