Friday, September 5, 2014

1st Wedding Photo-shoot

So, a couple months ago I was asked by my cousin to photograph her wedding. I was super nervous to even take on such a HUGE event. I did not feel confident in my skills, at all. I was going to turn down the opportunity, but I decided to say yes to push myself  and to better my skills. I learned some things along the way, which I expected. There are so many things to think about when photographing people, such as are all their feet in the shot, how's the lighting, how are their hands,  and so on.
My biggest concern before the weddings was directing people to stand here, go there, etc since I am "shy" I was doubting if I could do this. I did fairly well. I tried not to over think my photography skills in the days leading up to the wedding so I didn't psych myself out! I found shooting a wedding to be exhausting by the end of the day but it was fun. My favorite part of photographing weddings is capturing the details and taking unexpected shots of the bride and groom to capture sincere moments between them.
I ended up doing 2 weddings last month, the first on August 16th for the cousin I mentioned above and then for another cousin the following weekend.
Stay tuned for some of my favorite photos from the 2 weddings!