Saturday, June 20, 2009

First Wedding Shoot

Yesterday I had the opportunity to photo shoot my first wedding. Not sure if I would want to continue photo shooting weddings with the way this wedding turned out. I arrived on location at 3:30, the wedding was supposed to start at 5:00. When I walked into the church nothing was setup! I was in shock. The bride did not show up until 4:15 then had to leave because the flower girl didn't have a dress. When she arrived back at the church it was 4:45 and she wasn't even ready yet! YIKES! I ended up letting everyone know when to walk into the church, when the minister was to go in front of the church, helped the bride get ready and round up her father from smoking the food to get dressed! I felt more like the wedding planner/coordinator than the photographer. It was so hot (heat index of 105-110 degrees) that the bride ended up not wanting a lot of shots outside. I did get a few good ones though if you ask me!

So here's a sneak peek!


  1. Wow. Could there be a more stressful first wedding??? AH!! Pics look great though!

  2. Very nice. What lens did you use for the rings?

  3. Lovely photos! Just beautiful! sorry the wedding was so stressful though.

  4. I think you did really well! I love the photo of the bouquet outside the church! xxx

  5. Hey, My name is Dani and I saw you on Kelly's Korner. I am also a aspiring photographer. :) I helped do my first wedding in Feb. I did the before pics and reception pics. I will be doing my first solo wedding in Jan. I am really nervous though. Yours turned out great, regardless of the craziness!!

    I saw where you said you lived in Florida and then realized you were from Jacksonville! I live in Live Oak, Fl. About 1hr-2hrs. away. My dad works in Baldwin. :) Anywaz...I just thought I would say HI!


  6. Love the pictures! And thanks for the Photoshop offer, but I found my old email from when I originally bought it and was able to re-use the download so I have it again! Yay!!! Thanks so much though...what a nice offer.


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