Wedding Photography | My First Experience
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The Wedding Day | Bridal Suite
Groom with His Groomsmen
The late morning with the Groom is always a fun treat. You truly never know what you’re going to walk into when you get a bunch of guys together. Especially when they are getting dressed up nice. As I walk up the stairs to the groom’s suite, I hear clinks of bottles and laughter. Reminiscing of the good times and preparing the groom for what’s to come. We talk about how they all know each other; some are related, while others are family of a different kind.
A military family.
Brought together by tours of duty and working along side one another. As they are poking fun at the groom, telling stories of how they met the groom and bits of tips for married life I took a step back and captured moments of the smiles, the laughs, and the friendship they share. There were laughs, LOTS of jokes, and tons of sweet moments too. Before it was time to head down to the ceremony, the groom took a moment and read a letter that his soon-to-be bride sent to him. He didn’t read it out loud, but everyone could tell it was full of love. I think that is one of the best shots I captured during this wedding.
The ceremony. I have never been so quick about adjusting camera settings and moving in my life! The light changes, adjust settings. They move to the unity candle, adjust position. They move back to the center, adjust position. All while being as quiet as a mouse and not interfering with the videographer or guests‘ views. It’s worth it though when you get some amazing shots!
The officiant for the wedding was actually a Chaplain in the Army and worked with the groom. You could tell that being the person to marry these two was an absolute honor and privilege for him.
My favorite part of the reception was the father daughter dance. Naturally, the Bride and the father of the Bride have their song together. About 30 seconds into the song, the Groom starts walking towards the stage. The bride’s back is turned so she can’t see him. But when she turn around, she sees it. Her husband, holding her little girl. Dancing together. I made sure to capture her facial expression when the moment finally hit her. Her daughter dancing with her daddy.