And all I can say is wow.
I met the client at the hair dresser. Amazingly she was there before me. I took everything I had but never needed a light. Window light was awesome. We done the usual shots. A lil drama ensued because one of the bridesmaids had gotten her hair done already somewhere else and they took offense to that.
Off to the venue at 12:30 where makeup was to start at 1. It didnt. More like 2:30. Everyone filed through, I weaved in and out taking photos. Adjusting light and so on. I had to keep reminding them I NEED the dress. The mom was still at home, with the dress. Thank god I attended the rehearsal and set my lighting up and took notes on power levels at different times of day. I shot the dress, the rings and then the groomsmen showed up.
We start doing photos. The groom is not into it. Always looking down. I finally break the ice and things loosen up. After about 8 shots the flower girl comes out and tells me the grooms brother, a groomsmen, isnt here. I look at the groom and hes like "Im sorry I didnt realize...." ugh.
Various family pics, then the ceremony starts. Things actually go well. Besides all the guests insisted on sitting in the back. I requested time before the reception for formals and more bridesmaid and groomsmen pictures. We did the fun ones and such.
I stayed late waiting on the sparkler exit. Which never happened. Too many ppl had left. I had no experience lighting that so a lil relief was felt. But still I wanted to at least try it. So since it was dark we done the backlight doorway flash shots and such. Now, I realize why this is stressful. BUT! It was fun. I enjoyed it.
And I get to do it again May 19th..........(deep breath)