Some shots

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    suggestions on how to impove greatly appreciated...I've been asked by 2 coworkers to do thier upcoming weddings. I am fearful b/c I don't do this professionally and am scared of the pressure.

    Here are samples of candids I took at the last wedding I was in.


    The Bride-

    The Bride & Groom-

    Camera Crazy Bridesmaids-

    Groom with his son before ceremony-

    Jr. Bridesmaid getting makeup on-
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    Bride dancing with my son during the money dance-

    toasting-

    wedding cake-
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    I can relate to the fear
    I am shooting a family member's wedding in July.
    Fortunately, it won't be a big formal affair, but I hope to learn a few things, in time!

    I really like the BW shot of the bride. My only suggestions would be to soften the shiny spots on her face. (There is glow, and then there is ... perspiration); and I would crop it just a few pixels lower, so all of her necklace is in the frame.

    I like the color shot of the happy couple, despite the blown-out background. I don't know how to overcome that, but a polarizing filter would probably help, in bright light.

    When there is so much difference in height, you might consider having the taller person seated, and the shorter one standing, so their faces are closer together.... altho it's very cute that she is so much shorter than the guy. Personally, I would shoot it both ways.

    BBW tend to look their best when they are posed with a bit of a twist at the waist. This lady has really big arms, and would have probably looked a bit better from a more frontal angle?

    The candid shots are just great, as of course they would be, with Heather behind the camera! I think you just have to do the best you can, with those, and you did good.

    There are a few really good event photogs on the Forum. I'll be looking at their work, and reading their posts, to try and have some idea of what I am supposed to be doing, when the time comes.
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    Heather, good advice from Arla, wish I could add more but weddings and portraits are not my thing but I think a big part of the battle is confidence and being a little bossy (or I should say with authority).

    I am sure there are plenty on here who have some good advice to give as well as plenty of resources on the net.

    I am sure you will do great and then we will be coming to you for advice.

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    Heather,

    I've shot hundreds upon hundreds of photos at weddings as a back-up candid photog for good friends but I was never the main photographer and I think I am too scared to be....

    I'm in no way an expert on this either so I don't have much technical advice (besides points that Arla mentioned) that could really help.

    The only thing I can say is to google wedding photography tips and read, read, read like crazy.

    My advice is to the events section on the forum and look through as many posts as you can stand to read. I know that recently a member posted a link about wedding photography that had some really great tips. Look for that post and find that link (it was recent). It was a good link with good advice.
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    Thank you for the many suggestions and comments.

    PhotoRover can you give me step by steps on how to unshine her face after the fact or is there no way to do so?
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    What software are you using?
    You should have a softening tool ...?

    PM me, for more details?
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