Well I don’t normally photograph weddings but when it comes to photography you can either stick to your realms or push yourself and try something new. Especially if those people asking are friends. It turned out to be a marvelous event, with even the weather cooperating, being the one nice day in between two weeks of cold and snow. Obviously that didn’t affect Lindsay and Paul who were both willing to go out in the snow.
When it came to the shooting aspect of it I kept it simple with my sling bag, three lenses and one camera body. Primarily I used the 24-70 AF-S f/2.8, which I know many don’t like to use for weddings, but for a general purpose lens it’s hard to beat. The other two were the 18-35 and 70-200. The 70-200 is a great choice for getting those candid moments when people aren’t paying attention to you and are involved with their own conversations. The big thing is going with a shot list and making sure you get all the important photos done quickly and well. You can’t go back and redo anything. The really important part is to keep it fun. While it is work it has to be fun for everyone taking the photos and then receiving them.