First Wedding - 08/08/08

Discussion in 'People' started by Carole, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. Carole

    Carole

    Jun 15, 2008
    Bellingham, WA
    I shot my first wedding yesterday. Aren't they cute? :) 

    Carole

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  2. gorgeous, carole
    nice shot

    glad you shot on this day
    after watching the opening ceremonies last night
    "8" is the luckiest number to the Chinese people...
    and more wedding licenses were requested and granted yesterday than any day in history, they believe
     
  3. Carole

    Carole

    Jun 15, 2008
    Bellingham, WA
    Thanks, Greg :smile::smile::smile:
     
  4. sorry that i left off the "e" at the end of your name/i fixed it
    MY WIFE'S name is Carol
    i was just used to typing it that way...
     
  5. Cute shot Carole, how did it all go?
     
  6. Carole

    Carole

    Jun 15, 2008
    Bellingham, WA
    If I had a dollar for every time that someone left the "e" off my name, I could get my Nikon D300 and an 80-400mm lens :) ))

    Carole
     
  7. Carole

    Carole

    Jun 15, 2008
    Bellingham, WA
    Well, I was totally exhausted (it was a two day affair - ceremony Friday, reception Saturday), and to be honest, I'd never do another wedding. I kind of posted my feelings on the other thread, but basically the people there thought that (a) I was shooting digital so all my images should be somewhere on the net for free and (b) what's the big deal, you just point the camera and click the button. There was NO appreciation for the fact that I shoot RAW, spend hours post processing, etc. So I'm just going to give the bride and groom a CD with about 200 of the 500 images that I shot in low res for the web. If they want high res images to order prints, then I'll just do the ones they want and I'm going to limit that...haven't quite decided to how many, but to say that I was not enamored with wedding photography is the understatement of the year.

    Give me my orcas anyday! They don't have attitudes :) 

    Carole
     
  8. I read your other thread Carole, really sorry to hear about that.

    Frankly, I have never had anyone tell me what people told you! I hand out cards with the web address for people to "view" them, which is what it says on the cards. If people ask, can we order, I say yes, there is a shopping cart. No one has ever harassed me.

    I wonder if they knew you were doing it free as a favor, so that is why you got the attitude?
     
  9. Seneca

    Seneca

    Dec 4, 2006
    Texas!
    You did this for free? Why?
     
  10. Carole

    Carole

    Jun 15, 2008
    Bellingham, WA
    Long story, made short, Seneca. I have congestive heart failure, and when I first got sick the groom's parents were there for me, so I was paying it forward.

    Carole
     
  11. Carole

    Carole

    Jun 15, 2008
    Bellingham, WA
    Thanks, Rodney...live and learn :)  I don't know if it was that, or the friends of the b&g are just of that generation that believes that anything that's digital is free whether it be images, music, etc. They see nothing wrong with copying CDs for each other or computer programs and passing them around, so why should I expect to be paid for images? Then there was the chick with the $5,000 Canon who was standing behind me taking every shot that I was taking and telling everyone "Don't worry, I'll send you mine, I'm getting the same shots she's getting anyway."

    I could have stayed home. Or gone whale watching :) ))

    Carole
     
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