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In April I was given the chance to do my very fist wedding shoot. It was a chance situation. The couple Randi and Brandon’s photographer had family issues that made him have to step out at the last moment, which left them in a bind. The brides sister Lesli use to work with my wife and she reached out to see if I would be available to take some pictures of the wedding.
I was very hesitant at first because I have never photographed a wedding, none the less people in general, as you see I’m a landscape and sunset photographer. Plus I was scared to mess up their special day if they were not happy with pictures the I would provide them.
The more i thought about it though, it wasn’t fair that they did not have a photographer and they reached out for help, I couldn’t say no. So I had a week to learn everything I could about Wedding Photography. I spent night after night on, you guessed it Youtube, I watched every video on settings, lenses, the best way to use the light, and creative shots.
The day came so fast, and you want to talk about being nervous. I was probably more nervous then the bride and groom lol. I got some time to spend with the bride and groom while they were getting ready and setting up. Being able to hang out and just chit chat and get to know everyone really put me at ease and it helped them be to more comfortable with me.
Yep that’s right I even got to bring out the lensball, I know it’s not traditional to use at a wedding but I’m not a traditional guy, and I thought it was something fun. It was some of the creative things I tried to bring to the table. I was trying to think out creative things that makes me… well me.
I saw a similar shot of the rings and thought how cool would that be to try. I love how the rings make a heart and you get the imagery of the bible. Let me know what you think of this picture because it was my favorite shot of the day.
The two things that I kept reading was do not forget to get the bride’s shoes and Bouquet. They will always remember the kiss, who was at the wedding, and the fun they had at the reception. Always try to get the little things that are often forgotten. I almost nailed the shoes except as you can see I forgot to buckle the straps… Slaps forehead.
All in all it was a great learning experience, will I do it again anytime soon, only time will tell. I learned alot of what you should and shouldn’t do. I’m very greatful to Brandon and Randi for giving me the opportunity to spread my wings and for giving me the chance to use my creativity.
P.S. Thanks again Randi and Brandon, may you have a wonderful adventure together