One of the mainstays of the Independent Photographer is the Wedding Shoot. There is money to be made here, as anyone who has forked over several thousand dollars for a couple of Albums of Portraits can attest.
I have never tried my hand at a Wedding, though I have seen a couple of Wedding Photographers running around trying to get images while mundane things like Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions are taking place.
This is a kind of dream job-though not really my dream-and there is always someone, somewhere looking to hire a Wedding Photographer.
If you feel adventurous I would do a Wedding for a mere $1500. Just remember that it’s not my strong suit, but I would get the best books I could find. And I do like Infrared Photography, for those Fine Art type of Wedding Photos.