The chapters of this book are put together in such a way that they are logically placed and easy to follow. It begins with a brief introduction, but quickly dives into the type of gear you will need to succeed as a wedding photographer. It is aimed at DSLR users, and although the author shoots with Nikon cameras, she does endeavor to offer alternatives for Canon shooters where she can.
The next chapter deals with something that can easily be overlooked: preparation. Poses, lighting, documentary photography, engagement shots, and even boudoir sessions are included here. Each are covered in enough depth as to give you the confidence you need in these areas, but in the style of a true quick reference guide, none are overly complicated.
The largest section of this book is devoted to the wedding day itself. As you would expect, all the major themes are touched upon here with advice on venues, ceremonies, and formal shots foremost among the offerings. However, there are interesting sections on setting up a photo booth for wedding guests, tips on post-wedding shots that "trash the dress", and examples of photos from seven real weddings that illustrate the kind of approach that Michelle Turner tries to teach you in this book.
Finally, there is post-production. The tips included here take you through a typical post-production workflow with Adobe Lightroom 3 and Photoshop, and show you various ways for presenting and sharing your finished product.