I don’t do weddings.
As a bit of a control freak the thought of trying to get a bunch of people who I don’t know to do things they are not keen on doing – “I hate having my photo taken” – sends a shiver down my spine. So how, I hear you ask, did I end up as a second shooter at a wedding a few weeks ago? Well my cousin Angie is a wedding photographer. She does lots more too – check out her site
Angie asked me to second shoot for her and I agreed. I then spent quite a while wondering why I agreed, because, like I said, I don’t do weddings. I decided that something deep within me must have wanted the challenge so I needed to ‘man up’.
The day came and I think I must have been more nervous than the bride, who I must say was as cool as a cucumber. Never have you met such an organised lady! She looked stunning in a beautiful dress overlayed with beaded lace. The whole wedding had a peacock theme and the bride had a fabulous peacock purse.
My brief for the day was simple – Angie wanted me to take a few specific shots and then some candid images at the reception. So basically I did what I was told. I got my shots and tried to stay out of the way of Angie getting hers.
I must admit the shots in the church were a challenge, but the reception was great. I loved capturing all the little details and the reactions of the guests to the speeches. I have not included too many of the shots on here as I feel to include images of people on a blog without their consent is just not quite right.
So do I do weddings now. Definitely NO. The thought of doing what Angie, and all the other professional wedding photographers do, still un nerves me. I am happy in my little Boudoir thank you. Would I second shoot again – you bet. I had a great day.
I just need to say a big thank you to Angie for asking me and having confidence In a wedding tog virgin. Most of all I would like to say a huge thank you to the bride and groom for letting me share their special day. And if you ever fancy a boudoir shoot you know where I am.