For those of you that know me well, you know I don't particularly like shooting weddings. At all. I have been known to be coerced into photographing them on a rare and special occasion if I'm close with the people getting hitched and they ask nicely enough. Well, I officially came out of my "retirement" from weddings after a year-long hiatus for my two good friends Dylan Burrows and Mylah Watkins (now Burrows). Back in the fall of 2007, I lived in Greece and was a sort of temporary assistant to the Greece program they were both attending at the time. They met while living there and became close friends before returning to the states and later getting romantically involved. How could I say no to such a perfect couple who met in my favorite country and grew to know eachother in my company?
After the beautiful ceremony, which was led by the director of the Greece program, I was a little discouraged by the lack of light I had to work with, as it'd set fairly quickly in the moments we scrambled to take family group shots. Lucky for me, the lighting just after sunset paired with the warm glow beneath the gazebo(?) they shared vows beneath made the perfect setting for the best shot of my day.
I figured it was blog-worthy and decided to post it for the world to see. Just don't get any ideas and start asking me to shoot another wedding anytime soon.
I was lucky enough to shoot a beautiful wedding last Friday for a couple I met through a photographer I've never met! The day was an easy one, as the couple was not only laid-back, but incredibly friendly and easy to work with. This is one of my favorite shots from the dance floor that evening. The DJ had some pretty cool lights going and the night was coming to a close, so everyone was getting in a few last dances while they could.