On this day

I recently acted as photographer at this lovely wedding.

Being asked to take photographs at a wedding is probably not all that uncommon for amateur photographers. I'm acutely aware that being snap happy and being a professional are not the same thing. The bride is my Step Mum's sister, a lady I've referred to as 'Auntie' since I was Grier's age. I really wanted to do it, I was really flattered to be asked and I emphasised many times my worries that I wasn't up to the standard she might be hoping for. And truly when I was editing these I can not see past all the missed focus points and off colours and lighting mistakes. I shot with my camera on auto focus because I was worried I would have too much to think about without adding toggling focus points on top. I was right, I had way too much to think about. 

Beyond the technical aspects of getting the camera to do what I want it to do, the other aspect of taking good photos - perhaps particularly at weddings is getting people to pose well. Absolutely not what I'm good at. Luckily the bride and groom beamed the whole day. I went with the shoot as many frames as you can and fingers crossed one might be ok. Or maybe 2. Cath agreed to let me share a couple with you, so here you go, my first foray into wedding photography! It was exciting and lovely to be part of such a lovely day. And has prompted me to read and think about so many things. I'm not sure I'll ever be finished mastering photography.

 

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Cath asked me to make her bouquet, from feathers! It suited her and their wedding so well.