I will be shooting a friend's wedding in late October at a winery here in California, and just wanted to know if anyone has done a wedding in a place like this and if you have any tips for me. I would like to do the formal pictures out in the vineyard if possible, amongst the grape vines. I need to find out first if the vines will still be "ripe" or if they will have already started to die off for the winter. It will be an outdoor wedding, with the reception also partly "outside" but inside a big party tent. The ceremony will be in the mid/late afternoon, and the sun will be setting, if you were sitting in the audience of the ceremony, in front of you and to the right, so my angle of shooting will have to be into the sun somewhat. Since it will be an outdoor afternoon wedding, would it be ok to set up a couple remote strobes on stands to the left and right of the ceremony to use for my ceremony shots? I would think they wouldn't disrupt things as much as if it were at night or indoors. I will be shooting with my main body, Sigma SD9 with available 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 and my backup will probably be the Fuji S2 Pro. I plan to rent lighting strobes for the formal pictures and a flash bracket for on the camera to go with my flash. I was also thinking of making my own large diffuser if I need to, to diffuse some of the afternoon sunlight for the formal pictures, depending obviously on where the bride and groom want to do the shots. Has anyone ever made their own out of like a cheap white bedsheet and some sort of frame for it, PVC pipe or something? Or can you usually rent these as well? Sorry for the long post, but your comments and suggestions are most appreciated. I shot another friend's wedding last summer just as an observer, you can see those shots at http://www. chrisaustin.us/wedding/photos.html Your comments on those are welcome as well! Thanks!!!