If you think the wedding photography market is crumbling beneath your feet, you might not be all that wrong. According to a recent survey, roughly one third of UK couples said they don’t plan on using a professional photographer, instead opting to capture their wedding with the help of friends, relatives and GoPro action cams.
Editor’s note: Oliver Ruffus used the r/photography Reddit sub as a resource for purchasing gear as well as getting tips for shooting his first wedding. To show his gratitude, he decided to give back by talking about his first experience with a wedding so that first-timers know what to be aware of. Oliver was kind enough to allow us to share his post on DIYP as well, as his way of passing it on and helping others.
As Oliver stated, some of this info might be redundant with other sources but hopefully something new will catch someone’s eye.
I shot a wedding yesterday. Here is the gear I used: