Photographing A Wedding
A fortnight ago I was living the calm after the storm… As 48 hours earlier I had photographed my first ever Wedding.
Since completing a photography course the previous summer I have been honing on my photography skills, building my experience and most importantly my confidence. Then when my husbands Aunt and fiance said they were getting married at the end of last year I spent a couple of weeks making a decision as to if I could actually capture the memories of her special day.
After thinking it all through and with the help of some close friends I decided to bite the bullet and agreed. I instantly felt excited, reading photography articles on wedding photography and also working at improving my photo editing skills.
Armed with a list of photos I knew I had to capture, and also ideas and creativity for other photos I wanted to work with I flew into the day of the wedding buzzing. And what an AMAZING day I had!
The wedding was a family event, the bride is my husbands Aunt (my mother in law’s sister) so it was amazing to get involved with the day being the photographer and soaking in the environment and love between Bride and Groom.
When I took on this challenge I didn’t expect to feel so many emotions in one day, capturing the nerves of the bride getting ready to meeting the groom at the registry office and sensing the nerves in him. Then the joy of being declared husband and wife, to being greeted by family and friends in the foyer after the ceremony.
After the ceremony and completing a list of group photo’s in the glorious sunshine the Bride, Groom and myself headed off down to Ironbridge for some special request shots. Before departing we captured some lovely shots with their wedding car whilst the Bride and Groom enjoyed a lovely glass of champagne.
Down at Ironbridge we were greeted by the sunshine which made the atmosphere of the visit all that more special. We captured photos by the bridge and also a cobbled archway under the bridge before departing again to our final location for the evening reception.
I thoroughly enjoyed capturing my first wedding, at the end of the day I felt a wave a relief knowing I’d captured everything I set out to get whilst also capturing a whole lot more to boot. That evening I was exhausted, but so so elated I literally ran of adrenaline.
I look forward to doing it all over again!