It’s been about 16 months since I started the business aspect of my journey through photography. When I first started out, I had no intention of shooting weddings. I thought it would be too much trouble and that I wouldn’t be able to appropriately capture the day. Well, it turns out that all it may take is a good session and client confidence to change long term business plans!
Amy and Yasmani knew Sarah through work, and offered to let us shoot some engagement photos for them last year. It was just a couple months after I started the business, so we went crazy with props, poses, etc. They were kind enough to let us use them as our ‘guinea pigs’ on a lot of ideas. It wasn’t long after their session that they asked if we would takes photos for their wedding. I was a bit shocked at the time because, as I mentioned, weddings weren’t in the plan. However, I decided that I would give it a go. I did a ton of research, started buying the necessary equipment, and hit the ground running trying different techniques that I would need for their day. As luck would have it, I was able to shoot two backyard weddings prior to their’s, which proved to be very helpful!
On to their day, which was Saturday. We had been having a week full of crappy weather, and I was really nervous that it would rain when we needed sunny skies. My fears came true as it poured for about 5 hours (near-record rainfall actually) starting around 3pm. All of the outdoor shots I had planned were not to be realized. More luck, though, as everyone was calm and cool about it, including the bride and groom. It helped that I ended up working with a confident videographer who had some great pointers and suggestions.
The images below are a quick “snapshot” of the day. There are way too many other incredible shots that wouldn’t fit in this blog post. So, if you’re friends with the bride and groom, you’ll probably want to ask them to see the hundreds and hundreds of images they’ll get in a couple of weeks. Until then, enjoy!