Im sorry i wasnt sure where to put this - i guess its related to the etiquette of hiring a friend to do a job as a professional, what you can expect and how to treat them (nicely of course, but more as a friend...or a professional)
My fiance has a close friend who used to be an avid amateur photographer and hes recently become a professional (maybe a year/year and half ago). He does have some experience shooting weddings and we've seen his pictures and they are nice but i have some concerns
- would it be better to go for somebody with more experience
- if he does the wedding then he cant enjoy the wedding as our guest - no alcohol, pretty much no dancing as he'll be working, no socialising at the event (well, i mean obviously he can talk to people but will have to be available for pictures)
- im just not sure its a good idea to mix friendship with business, particularly with something as important as a wedding - if something goes wrong its more awkward to handle than with a stranger and i dont know if i would feel able to treat him as a professional rather than a friend (telling him what i want, complaining if he does something wrong etc etc)
my parents paid for an engagement photographer and the photos turned out pretty bad which is why my fiance is concerned about hiring a photographer we dont know personally. we would of course pay him, but he gives a friends discount and is definitely less expensive than cancun photographers
so how do i decide?!