I've photographed several weddings, and I guess you could say I deliver images my clients are happy with. But most of my clients have been white/caucasion with the darkest skin tones being a deep tan from too much sun. It was easy to meter for skin tones. I have a wedding in three weeks where the bride is black with a medium dark complexion, wearing a white dress. The groom is hispanic with a medium complexion wearing a black tux. Nice looking couple, but talk about contrast! I'll be using a Maxxum 7 bodies with D lenses and 5600HS-D flash units. Film is Fuji NPH @ 325, NPS @ 125, or NPZ for the darker reception hall stuff. I've got an hour of outdoor shooting time, then the reception is indoors. The exposure system is pretty hard to fool on this camera, but I'm a little worried. Regardless if I use a Maxxum 7, an F5 or an older Canon AE-1, what would you do about ensuring correct exposure? Would you bring along a gray card? Meter off the back of your hand first then compare that reading to metering the groom's skin tone? Spot meter the groom's face? I've never photographed a dark complexioned black woman in a formal white wedding gown. I'd greatly appreciate any comments from experienced wedding shooters/portrait shooters out there. I'm trying to avoid loss of detail in the dress at the expense of proper exposure for dark skin tones. Thanks in advance!