So there I was. A Sports Photographer being asked to turn Wedding Photographer.
Not knowing much about weddings, I decided I’d better do a bit of research into what goes on. Armed with my new knowledge and with a whole lot of preparedness, apprehension turned to excitement.
Saturday came and off we went. It was a fast paced, exciting and emotional day for everyone and we all had a blast! Alisha and Andrew's families gave me an amazing welcome and I got to spend a fantastic day with a fantastic couple, documenting this wonderful day for them!
Tears and laughter were captured and I did my best to record a day that I hope will be looked back on for many years and many generations ("Want to look at Grandma and Grandad's wedding album again?").
Sunday morning came (as it seems to do) and I decided I wanted to present the couple with a gift. From the 2500 images taken, I chose about 60 of them to do a quick edit and slideshow. It looked great, so I loaded it onto a usb stick and took it down to the BBQ to play on their projector.
Lesson learned: Test all equipment first. Nothing is more humiliating than having the wedding guests assembled inside after being summoned to find the projector didn't recognise my memory stick. After ten minutes of trying to get it to work, I gave up and we watched it on my open laptop. Not the presentation I was after! I’d definitely do this again, but it won’t be a surprise next time…
Anyway, it turns out I love being a Wedding Photographer. A new chapter in a couple’s life brings a new chapter into my own. There's another string to my bow and another page to my website. I am confidently looking forward to the next amazing day!
Here's the slideshow (minus the music for copyright reasons) seeing as you're interested:
A massive thanks to Fleck and Alisha for inviting me to be a part of such a momentous occasion in their lives!