The month was October,2015. The weather seemed perfect, at least to me. Below is a story on one of my most exciting weddings to ever cover.
I had not met the bride before but we blended immediately. I know some photographers who can’t shoot without having met the bride first. Let’s just say I’ve learnt to adapt.
She was excited already and that was an indicator that it was going to be a good day.
The family from the groom’s side finally arrived. It was go time!
The ceremony was held at Consolata shrine. Apparently, they had already put in effect a new rule for weddings being covered at their church. Only one photographer and videographer were allowed to cover the ceremony in the church. The bride had told me prior so we had made preparations with my second photographer.
The groom was clearly elated as you can see. That is a good sign for things to come. As with many catholic weddings I have covered, the main service happens first before the vows and signing of the certificate follows.
The bride had earlier on fronted an idea to me and the videographer about shooting on the road on our way to the reception. Truth be told, i took up the challenge. Every time a client has challenged me on something seems to make me better. For every client who has done that, thank you. On the downhill towards Windsor, we found the perfect spot.
The weather was just perfect. I wanted to get the cloud detail and that was achievable. Over the years as a wedding photographer, I’ve learnt to not only study the body language of the bridal party but also mingle with them. It helps with the posing so that they are not too stiff and get to feel awkward like a stranger is shooting them.
After the brief photo session, off we were headed for the reception.
The dance was quite eventful. At some point, the groom’s men were asked to dance alone.
Then the bridesmaids gladly joined them.
Then the old folk had to show them how it’s done. Their dance moves were definitely impressive.
The speeches followed then my favorite part of the reception: The cake cutting 😉
Any single ladies out there? Of course there were.
I love doing the photo session after the wedding ceremony. Like nature would like to dictate, the weather is usually quite perfect at that time.
I loved the flow of everything and how co-operative the whole bridal team was.
Christine and Emmanuel, it was such and honor covering your wedding. Thank you for the opportunity.
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