Most of us with a camera have heard it. "Wow, wedding photographers are expensive! Can you just shoot my wedding instead?" Eager brides and grooms wanting storybook photos of their wedding...for free and they think any friend with a camera can take those shots. Because after all, it's the camera that makes the photo right?
That's the perception, no matter how completely erroneous it is, and that perception has led far too many amateur (and some pros) to agree to photograph a friend's wedding when they really had no idea how to photograph the wedding.
Your results won't be the same as a professional wedding photographer who shoots dozens of weddings a year but you can still do a good job for your friends. Know your limits and know your goals. These photo tips will help you learn how to photograph a friend's wedding without loosing your friend...or you sanity.