Thursday, April 7, 2011

My First Wedding

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!01_k 02_005-2 02_013 05_014-2 07_025-2 

*I have to give a shout-out to two pro friends for mentoring me and encouraging my love of photography. Thanks, Michael and Michelle!

4 comments:

Robin said...

I think the pictures look beautiful. Good Job.

Michelle said...

I'm so proud of you for saying yes! That is a SCARY situation (first wedding) and to throw a new camera into the mix makes my stomach hurt! ;)

The pictures are LOVELY and I'm super proud of you. Wonderful Aperture in those images, too. ;)

Congratulations!!!

JC's Loft said...

Oh my goodness E! Those look so good!!!!!!! WOWZA I'm am impressed!!!!!

Paula

Nikki said...

You did a great job!!! Love that last one. :)

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