Whew! I have finished editing the photos from my first wedding shoot and I think I can now officially call myself a wedding photographer. It’s been just over three weeks since their big day and I’m just starting to get some perspective on the whole process from start to finish.
Almost a year ago I got an email from my friend Kate asking if I’d consider photographing a wedding. At the time I thought “absolutely not” but I chose to ignore that thought and push myself into saying yes. Once the ball started rolling I had to figure out if it was even a realistic goal for myself. After many hours practicing, using friends as test clients for everything from Engagement shoots to photography classes to shooting parties and even practicing at friend’s weddings, I finally felt ready.
Over the summer I got together with Megan and Darryn to go over my proposal and we seemed to hit it off right away. They were a pleasure to work with since our engagement shoot back in November and I feel very lucky to have them as my first clients.
From the minute my day started I knew it was going to be a really fun day. Everyone Megan and Darryn surround themselves with are really sweet, easygoing people. No one got stressed out and even if something went wrong, they are the type of people who don’t sweat the small stuff. I really couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to work with as I begin my photography career.
I wanted to showcase a small sampling of some of my favorite photos from the whole day.
Also, this was probably my highlight for the night. Forgive me Darryn, but watching you feed yourself the cake after feeding Megan was just priceless. I was actually laughing quite loudly watching this scene unfold just feet away, and I’m glad I kept my finger on the shutter. I still laugh looking at his expression with a mouth full of cake!
Thank you both for letting me share your beautiful wedding!