A few of the more experienced photographers from POTN have formed a loose alliance to write a wedding forum FAQ, to help people shooting weddings for friends or just starting out in the business. It's nowhere near ready, but the first section is mostly done and might help a few people out while we finish the rest of it. We don't claim to know it all, or be the best photographers around (far from it), but we happily share what experience we do have, as people have shared with us. Contributions from experienced photographers are welcome, please PM me if you have a couple of dozen weddings or more under your belt and want to contribute.
View the first draft of the wedding photography FAQ here.
This is our way of giving back to POTN, and the many, many people who have helped us develop our skills and businesses. If you want to support POTN and this FAQ please donate to POTN to keep this forum running.
NB: If you have questions please start a thread rather than asking questions on this thread. I may ask a moderator to tidy up the thread if it gets too long.
Disclaimer: The links to books mentioned in the FAQ earn me a referral fee from amazon.com, which I will donate to POTN.
Also check out this faq on how to shoot a wedding , by POTN member Rokkorfan.
Useful & Interesting Threads
Discussion about off-camera flash - Jamie, Lloyd, et al
Slimming Posing Techniques - Jamie Wexler.
Tims Wedding Proof Workflow.
Tims First Wedding Lessons Learned. Quite dated now, but perhaps still useful.
Album design examples - inspiration to help you design your own albums.
Wedding photography inspiration - the master list
A stark reminder of the importance of what we do.
Professionally written contract - be careful as this is for New Zealand, we have different laws from the USA. It's a good starting point at least.
Edited in by PhotosGuy:
Album Questions for Wedding Photographers
Engagement Sessions: Tips and Tricks or "How To"
Complete Wedding Contract
Wedding Photography Contracts
Groom is like casper, bride dark skin??