OK so I have this friend, we are not close friends just friends. earlier this week he asked me to shoot his daughters wedding later this summer. Its an outdoor wedding weather permitting. I told him I would be interested but I have zero experience in wedding photography and we need to talk about this more cause I am not sure at this time. He said the two professional photographers our town has are booked for over a year, and he doesn't have that kind of money to spend since the wedding itself is going to be expensive already. I am a landscape, architectural photographer for my own personal enjoyment. I have done high school senior portraits and engagement photos for friends but NEVER a wedding. I have the equipment to do this but lack experience and reading all the articles I can find about wedding photography has me scared out of my pants. I don't want to ruin this for them. I would like to shoot the wedding but not as there actual wedding photographer but just for myself to gain experience. But then again I am not even sure I want to get into wedding photography, That is a totally different animal compared to what I normally shoot. What do I do? Do I tell him I'll do it since he said the other photographers are booked till next year? And if I do this wedding I have a canon 5D Mark II, EF 24-105mm f/4L, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, EF 85mm f/1.8, and a EF 50mm f/1.8 II. I also have 2 speedlites that use off camera with remote triggers for portraits. What lenses should I use for the best results?
I would really like to hear your opinions' and advice.