If you are sneezing, don’t be alarmed. It’s not allergies; it’s just me blowing the dust off this ol’ blog. Guys, it’s shameful. Every month I get a bill from godaddy.com to pay to keep this domain name, and, well…. But, we are finally back in South Carolina and I feel like I am finally getting my photography business up and running. And with that, I want to get this blog the attention that it deserves.
I decided that the perfect way to kick off my new found blogging commitment was to share a wedding I photographed back in July. What better way to celebrate something that I hardly ever do (blogging) with something else I hardly ever do (photograph weddings)?!
So, here we go!
I was approached by my sister wayyyyy back in 2015, while we still lived in Oklahoma, about whether I would be interested in photographing a wedding for her husband’s cousin. First off, let me say that I love weddings. Like, I L.O.V.E. weddings. I spent six years working for a florist doing wedding flowers, and I love every aspect of wedding planning, the wedding day, wedding details, etc, etc. One would think that as soon as I decided I wanted to become a photographer, it would make total sense to become a WEDDING photographer. The problem is, weddings are (mostly) on Saturdays. I like to be with my husband and kids on Saturdays. Oh, and the stress and the pressure and the whole there-are-no-do-overs part of photographing a wedding. That is not my fave. But, the next thing you should know about me, is that I have a really hard time saying ‘no’. And, this was family. So, I said “yes”. I was excited and terrified all at the same time.
Fast forward to May. I met Anna, her mom, her sister, and a surprise guest appearance by Scout the Labrador, for Anna’s bridal session at the Citadel in Charleston. Anna was a dream to photograph, and just having a chance to shoot where I would be taking the bridal party’s pictures gave me a lot of confidence.
The wedding was in July, and it was HOT. I enlisted the help of my sister, my dad, and my step mother to help out on the day of the wedding. My dad is also a photographer, and I relied heavily on his technical knowledge for setting up flashes in the ballroom for all the reception shots. I am so thankful for their help!! And, I could not have asked for a more wonderful bridal party to work with. All 24 (!) of them. We took formals in record time, the reception was a blast, and before I knew it, Anna and Jonathan were being taken away in a pedicab down the streets of Charleston.
I still like my Saturdays with my family, but being a part of this wedding reminded me how much I love weddings. In fact, I have a wedding on the books for 2017, and I am really excited to do it all over again!
Thank you Anna and Jonathan, for trusting me to capture one of the most important days of your life! It was truly a pleasure!