Wow... that's a lot of "film". A photographer friend of mine (mostly weddings, graduations, portraits) told me that the real secret of professional photography was 'burning' film... take 500 pictures of a wedding, and at least a few will turn out.
Of course, knowing what you're doing helps quite a bit.
Thank you... and well...that's on a good day when everything goes according to plan. On other days I can have a ton of ideas because the creative juices are really flowing, and at the maximum I'll shoot five-hundred to one-thousand+ in a little over an hours time.
But the same amount can be shot on a bad day to, while trying to just capture/create something newer or unseen before...or at least unseen by me that is.
Yes shooting a wedding, and all of the above, can be quite stressful and costly, costly of course meaning the big green stuff $, and also costly because time is money...know what I mean?
I love that term 'burning' film, it has a nice romantically pyromania-cal ring to it! hehehe
That's for sure, knowing what you're doing really helps a lot, and it also makes the photo shoot run smooth and it makes for a happy photographer and a happy customer/client too.