Wedding Wednesday: Photographing a Wedding

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

This past Saturday we went out to celebrate our friends (Paul & Katie!) on their engagement that had just happened earlier in the day. We were leisurely enjoying drinks at the bar out on the patio & talking here & there about upcoming weddings.

Our good friend Kara (Katie's sister) is recently engaged as well, as of about a month ago. Her & her fiance are thinking about a destination wedding next year, so we've been talking a lot about our planning process & I've been trying to give her some tips & tricks along the way. While deep in wedding conversation she asked me to be her wedding photographer!! WHAT!!!?? My first thought was, ME??!! REALLY?!?! I said YES of course & kept asking them if they were sure they wanted to pick me. I said yes a couple more times, laughed, smiled & couldn't believe my ears that they asked ME! It means so much that they would trust me to take pictures for their special day. To say that I'm excited is a major understatement.

I've got a lot of practicing to do in the next year - but I'm confident that I'm gonna rock it!

I have never shot a wedding by myself before, but I've attended a few where I've taken lots & lots of photos & then later gave them to the couples. I've always felt that attending a wedding is an awesome opportunity to practice my photography, so I'm glad that I have a few of those under my belt.

Here are some of my favorite shots that I took at a family friends wedding a little while back. It was the best wedding we had ever attended :)

8 comments:

  1. That's so awesome! You're going to rock it! Where are they thinking of having their wedding? A destination wedding seems so appealing!

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  2. How exciting! I know that feeling of "Wait, ME?! Are you sure?!" but trust me, once you get into it you just fly. It's crazy being the only photographer but it's SO much fun! Ahhh, congratulations! You're going to be amazing!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! :) I might have to ask you some wedding photographer questions soon!! ;)

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  3. Congrats! This is so exciting and you are going to rock it!

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  4. Oh my goodness! Congrats to you! Thats so exciting!

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  5. I would love to be a photographer someday but I know I have alot of practicing ahead of me. Congrats girl, I think you will rock it.

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    1. Thanks! Oh and trust me, I have a lot of practicing ahead of me too!

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