Melanie M’s wedding


I know a lot of photographers who would cringe if anyone asked them to photograph a wedding, me included!  Somehow I found myself doing just that, well the prewedding photos anyway.  I was really nervous about doing it but as soon as my friend said don’t worry my dad can take some photos, then I thought if that’s the baseline I’ll be okay!  I am way better with rocks and trees than people but if happy snaps was it then everything would be alright.  These are my happy snaps of Mel’s wedding day morning.

I came away with a few shots I was happy with and hopefully Mel will be also, I am sure a professional would shudder, just lucky I don’t claim to be one 🙂  There was a million things I could have done better on the day, no exaggeration AT least a million!  Luckily Mel looked stunning so the pictures would look great just from that perspective!

I don’t like using the flash so tried natural light but at times that wasn’t enough.  It was a bit of trial and error on the day knowing I could fix some things in Lightroom later.  Luckily it was a nice sunny day.

Anyway its all over now and I can get back to sleeping normally. It went event free from her point of view but mine, I had to make a quick dash to the supermarket to find another SD card (yes I know that should have been a given!) as mine was using up the GBs pretty quickly even though I hadn’t taken a lot of shots.  I am not a quick runner so looked quite a sight running through the shopping mall trying to find what I needed in the smallest amount of time.  I actually had plenty of time and we arrived at the church about 10 minutes before the bridal party.

Mel had a wonderful wedding and is now happily married and on her way to a new adventure.  Me, well back to normal and hopefully now my nights will be wake free knowing I don’t have to do a prewedding again although Mel made it quite easy for me as a happy, stress free bride-to-be.

 

Fortuitously Eds Sunday Stills, the next challenge: The Letter B this week arrived just a few hours after posting my “Bride” shots so I have included this post in Ed’s challenge.

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15 comments

  1. I love the photos — I’m not into the traditional kind of wedding photos, they tend to be too sweet and too unnaturally arranged — yours are refreshing and cute, but not too much 🙂 Good job, I’m sure the bride & family will be well pleased!

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  2. I especially like the one that Mel has the veil covered her face. The light shines through it. Very beautiful!

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  3. Pretty Bride! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  4. You give them and thier wedding photos great justice. Now you can easily convince other friends for other occasions as well.

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  5. Karen, not just saying this, but I would be more than happy with ALL these photos, they are fabulous and I am sure Mel will be equally thrilled..well done..

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  6. Great job! Your photos are wonderful…I would have been nervous too! That’s funny how you had to run to the store. 🙂

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  7. Perfect for a letter B and you did GREAT with the photos! I cringe too when someone wants me to do a “photo shoot” of any kind.

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    • Thanks so much. I had a beautiful bride but could have positioned her better. She was very happy though which was the main thing. It was as a favour so I wasnt paid otherwise it would have been very stressful and I knew they wouldnt be professional photos.

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