Stef and Joes wedding
By JOE FAILK
19 Jun 2009
Its June 17 5:00pm the day of the wedding. We rented a house on the lake for a week but we are staying for one night at the Bed and Breakfast the place of the wedding. The plan for the photos is: My daughter Susan will take pictures during the wedding ceremony, both of us will take the rest together, and I will set up the canon 5D MarkII for video of the actual wedding.
Great plan right? Stef is already at the inn getting dressed she arrived early, I show up. There is a heavy overcast about as much light as 8:30pm through all the trees. The gazebo is almost as dark, pic posted. The first plan is to take photos of the room then to take group shots. That's where it went it all the plans went out the window. Everyone came up to the room and started chatting. The waitress got everyone a drink more chatting. Next thing I know it's 5 minutes to six times for the wedding. I hurry up to set up the camera for the video.
Now were getting married. Every think went great! Time for the group pics. I set up the camera and the wireless remote. I normally never set the camera to auto but I was in a hurry and since the remote button works like the camera shutter button I figured I would let the camera auto focus and make all settings. After only four pictures it starts to rain hard. I think that well "I got at least one good group shot!
We went inside and had dinner. Everyone had a great time!
The next day we were looking at the pics and video. The video came out perfect. EXCEPT no audio. Why my new high quality mics new battery went dead after about 1 minute. We went to look at the pictures. I was in such a hurry the group shot was out of focus. I am always switching from af to mf it was on mf. I forgot to check!
About a month ago I did my friends wedding and had no such problems.
I was so concerned with not screwing up, nervous and hurrying trying to be in two places at one time, that I forgot the basics. Hire a photographer!
We all had a great time though and now that it is Friday and everyone has left we can get on with the honeymoon!!
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