Yep. I did. And not the kinds of rules one generally thinks of when it comes to photography. I still follow the Rule of Thirds for composition, Framing, Background and so forth. No, I broke my personal rules.
- Do not shoot weddings or portraits – price yourself out of the ballpark so they would be insane to hire you and you would be insane to turn it down.
- Do not shoot weddings or portraits for family members.
I did both. I shot my sister’s wedding this past weekend. If it were anyone else, it would have been an emphatic hell no, or $15,000. She’s family, and my mom and she both applied the guilt trip and all, and got me in a moment of weakness. I will say, however, never again. It was a frustrating day/evening that left me working on a day I should have been able to enjoy with my family, rather than being an outsider looking in through glass…