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Old October 1st, 2009, 10:06 PM   #16
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 07:12 AM   #17
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I've shot a maybe 150 weddings, and I can count the number of bad experiences with photographers on one hand. But, I don't think I've had a experience bad enough that would cause me to turn down a gig.

If I know I'm working with someone that may cause problems, I'm extra clear ahead of time about letting them know how I work and we're I'll be. I also tell the B&G that I'll need time for a "Formal Video" session. Because most weddings are pressed for time as it is, I don't ask for a ton of time, maybe 15 - 20 minutes. I always add pad time (I know it will often run into a time crunch and can get what I want in 10 minutes if I have to). For those couples that value video over photos (yes, there are some) I will ask for more time and again, I tell the photographer ahead of time to avoid any possible run-ins.

On a positive note, I think that almost all the photographers I work with hate formals, but it's a big part of their job. I feel for them, they have to become quasi drill instructors, getting people who rather be chatting and drinking into formation for a bunch of photographs.

I find that when I begin the "formal video" session, they love it. If gives them a chance to grab some nice candids and they seem to really like some of the shots we line up. It's actually helped my relationship with photographers rather than strained it.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 07:28 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Stephen J. Williams View Post
-When I found out that someone had stolen my H2 after the ceremony I mentioned it to the B&G. I saw a concerned look on their face until that was interrupted by the photog saying "ohh... Moving on...
H2? Recorder or HUMMER?!?!?!
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