I gave this one this title because I just checked my last wedding post I did. It’s funny how some of the same events that occurred during that wedding mirrored this one. Okay…just one really. That being the fact that my second shooter I had lined up bailed on me. This one was rather disappointing because it was someone I thought I could trust. Only to find out the week of that he forgot about it and made other plans. I can’t lie…that stung a little. Especially since this was the largest wedding I’ve ever shot.
No way I was going to let something like an unreliable second shooter get to me though. All that meant was that I was going to have be putting in extra work. I would be running all over that church and reception to get the different angles necessary for diverse photos. It just required a 5-hour energy drink and powering through some hand cramps to make it happen.
I was honored to even be selected for Courtney and Carson’s photographer. Courtney is the daughter of one of my former NHS classmates. Remember what I was telling y’all about Norwalk alum constantly supporting me? Still can’t say enough about it. They could have went with any number of photogs there locally. Instead, they entrusted me with their special day. That’s why there was no way I was going to let them down no matter what glitches would come up.
This time last year when I shot a wedding in Iowa, we got lucky and were blessed with some unseasonably warm weather. Like nearly in the 70s in December warm. Not this time around. I believe it was the coldest day of the year at 32 degrees. At least for me it was. And what really sucks is there wasn’t even any snow. Mother nature could have at least given us that so we could have had some really cool snow wedding images. I still have a plethora of ideas to use for that if and when it ever happens.
I got to experience something unusual that I’ve never had on any other weddings: a party bus! We took that from the church to the VA Hospital to visit the bride’s ailing grandfather in hospice. That was quite the interesting party bus ride. Heard some very entertaining music that I would have never thought the wedding party was into. Had my head bobbing the whole time. If the reception deejay would have played that playlist, the dance floor probably wouldn’t have been so full, but it sure would have been fun to watch the expressions on folks’ faces.
So I once again hit my one wedding a year quota with this one. It’s not something that I purposely set forth to do. It just seems to happen that way. Because that is the case, I always make sure I go all out when I shoot that one wedding. Like for this one, I actually helped the groom tie a Windsor knot for his necktie since neither he nor any of the groomsmen had that dying art. That’s just the way I roll as a full service photographer. I want do more than make sure your wedding photos look good. I want to make sure you look good in your photos.