Happy Wedding day!

A wedding is a happy occasion and more so when the person getting married is someone you’ve known and loved for a long time. My husband’s little sister Lou was born when he was close to finishing school and we met when she was about two years old, chubby cheeks and beautiful blonde curls. Two weeks ago Lou married the love of her life and it was fun and laughter all the way.

I didn’t lug my DSLR to the wedding, they had a couple of photographers and everyone else had cameras so I chose to take a few shots prior to the wedding and then stick with the point and shoot camera. Lou is very photogenic and like most people of her generation, completely comfortable with having her photo taking thanks to the extensive practice of taking selfies. The photos I am sharing with you capture her excitement, including the happy dance she did in the apartment before heading to the church.

Enjoy!

Selfie time for the bride
The excited bride and her sister
Lou’s excited to be getting married face
Happy dance
More happy dance
Funky wedding shoes
The bride’s funky platform shoes
Going to the chapel…
The chariot awaits
The formal part of the day
A very happy Mr and Mrs
Thanks for doing my hair Mum

My first time…photographing a wedding

On Friday I spent the day photographing the wedding of a good friend, it isn’t something I normally do because I am not a wedding photography. This I did as a favour and because the couple did not expect or want formal, studio quality photographs – if it wasn’t me taking the photos it would have been my husband and he has even less experience. I have photographed a wedding once before, but it was as a second photographer – more of a sidekick really, to a much more experience photographer who was happy to have me along.

The nerves kicked in early in the morning and hung around until the ceremony, afterwards it wasn’t so bad and that has more to do with the fact that the bridal party were wonderful, they had fun, they laughed and smiled and not once did they appear to be tired of having their picture taken. It was one of the most enjoyable, relaxed weddings I have ever been to and also one of the smallest, making it easier to get a group shot at the reception and to make sure that everyone had their chance to have a photograph taken with the happy couple.

The bride and groom already have printed copies of the shots that I’m sharing with you, they’re off on their honeymoon today and will visit family overseas so I wanted them to have something to take with them. Is wedding photography something I would want to do more often, probably not, the stress would kill me however, it is wonderful to experience such a joyful occasion and to be able to capture the moment for friends.