So here I am with another blog and I'm actually surprised with myself on how I handled my first wedding shoot. Mind you I didn't take photos for it but video. It was a great learning experience and found out first hand that nothing goes as you plan. But that is life and you have to be flexible with how the cards falls and learn how to pick it up. My first fault was making assumptions which now I know not to do especially during events, always prepare for the worst. I assumed that the groom would be in the same hotel getting ready and that did not happen at all. So I drove over to the location where the event would be taking place and got some shots over there of the groom getting ready and drove back to the hotel and got the girls getting ready. Then drove back to the event location and waited for both the bride and groom. If it wasn't for my friend Cari who came to help me out and give me moral support I don't think I could of done it as well if she wasn't there. I 100% owe her a nice dinner to say thank you! Any who I ended up being there for about 2:30pm? to about 10:30-11? so it was a full day of recording and being on my toes and getting enough b-roll to tell a nice story. I was shooting with my Canon 80D and also had my drone. The lenses I used throughout the night was my 18-135mm Canon STM, 10-22mm USM, and 50mm f/1.4. I think these did the job for me. Only complaint on myself is getting faster lenses or just lenses that are fixed aperture so I didn't have to consistently change the F-Stop to adjust for me zooming in and out to get the right shots. But you live and learn and go with the punches. Make the gear work for you instead of you working for the gear.
Overall I was very happy with the end result and the clients were very happy which is 99.99% of what matters in this type of service.
If you interested in watching the 1 min video I made for social media, Link is down below!