Who loves farmhouse weddings? This girl!
Secret time! This was my first ever wedding as a second shooter. For those reading this that do not know what a second shooter is - it is a photography assistant. I am there to make the day go along smoothly and to ensure that there are no important moments missed. Well, during this wedding I had no clue what I was doing. I brought one lens with me and it was not the best. I was very unprepared and stressed out. Annalise (main photographer) was so kind to me while trying to direct everyone else. She slowed down and helped me with my camera settings and even taught me how to operate a flash for the first time. The wedding was delightful and was packed with so many unknowns and learning experiences. Even though I was sweating bullets the whole time I was learning so much! The reception was difficult because of all the movement and flashing lights. Flipping through the images on my camera I knew most of them were out of focus and blurry but I kept shooting all the way to the end of the evening.
After the wedding was over I gave Annalise my memory card and hoped for the best. She encouraged me and told me that I did well for my first time. I could hardly sleep because I was so nervous. A couple months later I received my memory card back and the images above are the only ones I truly loved. I laid in puddle of tears for a good couple hours in disappointment. I told her over and over I was sorry with how the images turned out and she still asked me to come and second shoot with her again. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT! She wants me to second shoot for her again even if my images did suck because she values my work. Granted I have grown a bunch since this wedding but I am still grateful for the grace.
ANNALISE MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY: http://annalisemariephotography.com