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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  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!


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


  3. Pretty Bride! Tom The Backroads Traveller


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


  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..


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


  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.


    • 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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