Most people hope their first wedding is their last, but I am hoping my first is the start of many more to come! Of course I am talking about photographing the wedding – not actually getting married a bunch of times! But just like the bride and groom, the first wedding is very special to photographers. At least, it was for me.
I had several people ask me about doing their wedding, but once they found out I hadn’t shot one before, they weren’t comfortable hiring me. I didn’t blame them and completely understood. Weddings are a very special day so it’s a big risk to give a new photographer that responsibility. So when Andrew and Shayna asked me to take their wedding photos, knowing it would be my first, I was so flattered and honored. Flattered because Shayna is a photographer and artist herself, so it meant a lot to me that she liked my work and wanted my pictures for her wedding. But more than that, I was honored that they trusted me with their most special day and felt comfortable giving me the job.
It was a long day – starting with the bride and groom getting ready, then taking photos of the venue and all the handmade details that Shayna worked so hard on, getting group photos, then finally the ceremony and reception. But I didn’t mind staying all day and capturing as much as I could for them. Everything turned out beautiful and their family and friends had a great time!
I’m sorry I am just now writing about this wedding that happened in March! Things have been so busy and hectic for me. But I didn’t want to neglect writing about this very significant day for them, and for me!
Thank you Andrew and Shayna for believing in me and letting me be a part of your big day! I am grateful for the skills and experience that I learned from your event and I will always remember you as my first.