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I am predominantly a portrait photographer. Recently a former senior pic client's Mom called me to ask if I could possibly photograph her friend's daughter's wedding( --in 2 days!!!) because the photographer they had originally hired was no longer able to do it. After discussing for several minutes and the whole "I don't do weddings" speech, I finally agreed to do it--mainly because it just felt like the right thing to do. Very nice family and friends, very nice young couple, no bridezilla. So, then I went into panic mode (what did I just agree to do??!!) and started reading everything I could find, including lots of great information here and talking to a couple of my local photographer friends. [ps: I have second shot a couple of weddings in the past and one on my own--just enough to realize that I don't do weddings for a reason.] Anyway, determined to do a good job for a very sweet young couple, I set off with 2 cameras, 3 different lenses, a Canon speedlight, one strobe & softbox, and enough batteries and memory cards to shoot for days.
Below are some of my favorites from the day. I would really like some constructive criticism about these pics. While I am pleased overall with my output from the event, I am not totally happy with most of my images from the ceremony itself. I could not use any flash (of course), so I was at f2.8 and ISO 2500 using my Canon 5D MKIII and a 100mm L lens. I think most of the images are a bit too soft and grainy. I would love to know what I could have done to do better in this area.
Groom's first look at his bride
Thanks for looking.