Next Friday I have the 1st of four weddings in which I have been asked to take some photos. Being a relatively nice guy I of course said yes to each request. In each case I asked for the name of the professional photographer they hired so I could speak to them and make sure I didn’t step on anyone’s toes or otherwise get in the way. As it turns out only one of the couples is hiring a professional photographer. The other 3 are just asking friends with SLRs to bring them along; personally I think that is a mistake. Weddings are a once in a lifetime event (ideally) so I’m against the idea of trusting friends and family who are part time shutterbugs with such an important task; at least not as the main source of the wedding portraits. Anyway I was wondering if I could get some input from those who have photographed a few weddings to give me advice on the “Do’s” and “Do not’s” of wedding photography and give an opinion on the following questions: 1. Gary Fong Lightsphere or CB Junior? • I’ve been experimenting with both and in truth I like the LS better but I only have a SB600 and sometimes that seems a little too underpowered for use with the LS. I’m tossing around the idea of using the JS for outdoors and portraits and switching to the CB Jr. for indoor dance photos, toasts and the cake cutting. • I’m also thinking of upgrading to a SB800 before the first or second wedding. Depending on the price at local stores vs. online; this brings me to my next question. 2. SB600 or SB800? • I have only the SB600 right now but most of the weddings are going to be outdoors in the mid afternoon, with receptions indoors an hour or two later. I’m guessing 99% of you will recommend the SB800 but has anyone used the SB600, indoors at a wedding at all? How did it perform? Is it too week for use with the GF LS? 3. Next lens - 85mm f/1.4D or 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor • I’m guessing most people will say the 85mm is a better lens for portriats but I hear the 105mm is a great portrait lens as well and the ability to get in close would be great for the ring shots. I hope to get both someday but I can only afford one right now so which should it be? Thanks in advance for any suggestions you make.