.....a good friend of mine hired their wedding photographer based on how much they liked the results. There were two photographers, each with two DSLRs. They shot 3,600 pictures of the wedding, and then they took three months to edit it all to get it ready for web upload. Let's not forget about the book and the prints. Those took even longer.
I was there with a Mamiya 645 and a 150mm lens, shot three rolls of Delta 3200, and had a print of the main part of the ceremony ready for them the next day, a nice 11x14 in a 16x20 mat. Which of all the prints they got from their wedding do you think they display in their home? That's right, the amateur film shooter got display rights....
What an excellent anecdote! Thanks for sharing this. It is honestly the most inspiring thing I've read in at least a month. Sincerely, Thanks.
Thanks everyone. I ended up taking an F100 with a 24-120, Nikonos V with 35mm, Horizon 202, and an old Voigtlander folder (for our layover in SF). We also took along an Oly XA by accident, as it was in her handbag. Didn't have to worry about my photo taking leaving her with little to do - she shot over 1700 on our D70s.