Hi All, I am new to this forum. I am in the planning phase of setting up a wedding/event photo-video services business. I would like some important tips from all you experts on how to go about it. I do not have much experience in photography or videography, instead plan to hire experienced professionals. Please provide your invaluable suggestions in terms of: 1) Equipment (digital) to buy for photography and videography (No compromise on quality, so I want to buy the best in the market) 2) What to look for when hiring photographers/videographers 3) Do I need a studio or can I run it via a website? 4) Since I don't have much experience (IT background), what all should I know before getting into this business. Where should I get this knowledge and how much is required (since I will not be doing the actual shoot) 5) What are absolute essentials to be successful in this business? 6) Pros and cons of this business. pitfalls? 7) I want to put online on my website all the content captured in the wedding, is that a valuable addition? How much extra are clients willing to pay for this? 8) What software to use to create digital slideshows of albums? 9) I want to offer business in multiple states, is that a viable option? What all do I need to build such a network? How to hire and control professionals? Does someone has an example of a business already running in several states without any physical outlet (running via website)? 10) What are the main aspects that clients are looking for when hiring this service? I am sure I have missed many important questions. Please add any that you feel are important to know for a new-bee like me. I will be very grateful to all who respond. please please please please help me. Thanks..