In the span of just a couple days, I had multiple photographers ask me - separately! - the same question. These ladies have taken senior and family portraits here and there, but have never dived deep into the world of wedding photography. They were nervous about the pressure but excited about the prospect of trying a brand new aspect of their art. I sat down with one and chatted with another about the next steps, and after having several conversations in one week, I decided this could be a great topic for the blog. So, if you are thinking about photographing a wedding, or if you’ve already been hired to do so and you aren’t sure where to begin, this one’s for you!
A few months ago, I got to check one item off my photography bucket list - fireworks at a wedding! Fortunately, Brittany let me know a few weeks in advance that they would be ending the night with a fireworks show on the dock of the gorgeous waterside house they got married at in Charles City, so I had some time to prepare. I wanted to perfectly capture this moment for them, even if it is outside of my normal 'natural light' comfort zone.
To be honest, I would have been much more worried if I had not previously attended Justin & Mary's Lighting Intensive. One of the things they covered was fireworks, and the reason I signed up for the workshop was to best serve my brides on their wedding day, even if I was in a situation that made me a little nervous..