My friend Beverly asked me to photograph her stepson’s wedding. Mind you, I have never done anything like this before, and I only had a week’s notice, but I said yes anyway!
The wedding was this past Saturday. I spent the week prior preparing for the wedding: looking up photography tips, scouring photography websites to get my creative juices flowing, and OH. That’s right… I bought a NEW (to me) camera! So THAT was a fun little wrench in the system. Ha!
I had five days to practice with the new camera, then I had a trial by fire and shot my very first wedding. This week, I spent over ten hours editing the photos. I originally shot 1,028 photos, but the final CD held 394 images, plus I threw together a video for the couple and my friend to have as a keepsake.
I made inevitable mistakes and didn’t live up to my personal expectations, but I think it all turned out well in the end. Sometimes it’s painful to learn and grow, but I’m thankful God gave me a heart that wants to keep pursuing and keep trying!